The Cup

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The Cup ★★½ Phorpa 1999 (G)

Tibetan teenager Orgyen arrives at a monastery in the Himalayan foothills where he is to join the religious life. But Orgyen is soccer-mad and obsessed with the World Cup (he wears a soccer shirt under his robes) and sneaks out to watch the games. Eventually, the monastery's abbott agrees to allow the monks to have a satellite dish to watch the finals—if they can raise the money to obtain it. Bhuta-nese with subtitles. 94m/C VHS, DVD . AU Jamyang Lodro, Orgyen Tobgyal, Lama Chonjor; D: Khyentse Norbu; W: Khyentse Norbu; C: Paul Warren; M: Douglas Mills.

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