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Genre  Adventure, Drama, Romance
Initial DVD release  July 7, 2009 (USA)
Country  India, Germany, France, Italy, Switzerland
7.8/10 IMDb

Director  Pan Nalin
Release date  May 12, 2006 (India)
Language  Tibetan / Ladakhi
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Release date  2002
Writer  Pan Nalin (story), Pan Nalin (screenplay), Tim Baker (screenplay)
Songs  Pemas Theme
Cast  Shawn Ku (Tashi), Christy Chung (Pema), Neelesha BaVora (Sujata), Lhakpa Tsering (Dawa), Tenzin Tashi (Karma), Jamayang Jinpa (Sonam)
Similar movies  Kundun, Django Unchained, Youth, Seven Years in Tibet, All Ladies Do It, Sexual Chronicles of a French Family

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Samsara is a 2001 independent Indian/Italian/French/German film which tells the story of a Buddhist monk's quest to find Enlightenment. The film stars Shawn Ku as the monk Tashi, and Christy Chung as Pema. It was directed by Pan Nalin and written by Pan and Tim Baker.


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The film's plot is reminiscent of the story of the sage Vishvamitra and the apsara Menaka.

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Samsara was awarded "Audience Award for The Most Popular Film" by the 51st Melbourne International Film Festival, among other awards from other festivals, and made it to top ten films in Italy and France.

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Tashi (Shawn Ku) began his training as a Buddhist monk at the age of five. Twenty years later, he emerges from a three-year solitary meditation, for which he is awarded the degree of khenpo by the rinpoche. When Tashi begins to have wet dreams, his relationships at the temple become strained. On an official visit, he stays with a farmer and meets Pema, the farmer's daughter. He leaves monastic life, returning to the farm, where he joins the migrant workers for the harvest. After another encounter with Pema, they marry. They later have a son, Karma (Tenzin Tashi).

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The ex-lama becomes a farmer and landowner, becoming financially successful by bringing the harvest to the city instead of selling to the local merchant Dawa (Lhakpa Tsering), who cheats the local farmers. This puts him at odds with Jamayang (Kelsang Tashi), Pema's former fiancee and local stonemason, who resents Tashi for damaging the long-standing relationship between the people of the valley and Dawa.

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Tashi is at odds with his sexuality and an attraction to Sujata, a migrant worker who returns to the farm to labor each year. While Pema goes to the city to sell their harvest, he and Sujata have sex. He's told that this was something Sujata and Pema have talked about for years. His friend from his time as a lama comes to visit, and informs Tashi that their mentor, Apo, has died. Racked with guilt over his infidelity and the death of Apo, Tashi leaves the farm to return to the monastery.

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  • Pemas Theme (Maniwall)

  • 2:09 (The Eagle)

  • Prayer (0:28)

  • The Return (The Return)

  • 1:00 (For Noble Truths)

  • Awake (1:03)

  • For Noble Truths (Tashi Meets Pema)

  • 2:10 (Awake)

  • Time to Choose (2:51)

  • Tashi Meets Pema (Tantric Drawings)

  • 2:35 (Time to Choose)

  • Kalas Theme (4:09)

  • Tantric Drawings (Prayer at the Monastery)

  • 1:16 (Acceptance)

  • Kalas Theme (4:09)

  • Dawas Arrival (Farmers Chant)

  • 1:31 (Karmas Theme)

  • Dawas Arrival (2:06)

  • Sujatas Theme (Acceptance)

  • 0:58 (Fire)

  • Dawas Grain (2:27)

  • Dawas Theme (Karmas Theme)

  • 1:09 (Tashis Theme)

  • Peacock (1:42)

  • Pemas Theme (Quartet Version) (Sujatas Theme)

  • 1:21 (The Bowls)

  • The Stick & the River (1:40)

  • Fire (Beyond Mountains)

  • 2:24 (Pemas Love)

  • Tashis Theme (5:09)

  • Inside You (Tashi Sad) (Bumblebee)

  • 11:01 (Tashi Erotic)

  • Kalas Theme (4:09)

  • Pema (Second Meeting Mix) (Trouble)

  • 1:28 (Town)

  • Kalas Leaving (2:04)

  • Maniwall (Samsara (Piano Version))

  • 3:21
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