Zeitgeist Films | Release Date: January 28, 2005
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JennieL.Jan 23, 2005
I loved this film. i found it inspiring and moving and revealing more levels on every viewing. it gives the appearance of being (and is)a light-hearted comedy with acute fellow-feeling and observation of humans in love,in jealousy,and in I loved this film. i found it inspiring and moving and revealing more levels on every viewing. it gives the appearance of being (and is)a light-hearted comedy with acute fellow-feeling and observation of humans in love,in jealousy,and in confusion and dissatisfaction. For one of the Bhutanese heroes the US is his Shangri-La,whereas for us (US) that Shangri-La may seem to be Bhutan,with its pristine scenery treated with ecological respect and its humane ethics and priority on 'gross national happiness.' A heart-warming film that touches unexpectedly deep places and is more subtle and profound than it first appears. it may change the way you see things. on the other hand,you may just sit back and enjoy it!please do!:) it is a film with heart,and we look forward to many more from its unique Bhutanese director,Khyentse Norbu,and wish that he is granted the finances to express his compassionate and unusual vision,partly informed by his lifelong training in and familiarity with Buddhism,but in no way constrained by that. Collapse
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YesheL.Jan 27, 2005
One of the best films that I have seen in recent years.
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tonyj.May 23, 2005
This movie has too much thought put into it, compared to the cup, which was much more light hearted. my feeling is khyntse obviously is torn between east and west, and uses film to express his ambiguity to both cultures.its easy to knock This movie has too much thought put into it, compared to the cup, which was much more light hearted. my feeling is khyntse obviously is torn between east and west, and uses film to express his ambiguity to both cultures.its easy to knock western culture once youve experienced it yourself, but when you can earn a months pay for one days apple picking in the u.s.a. Expand
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ChadS.Mar 31, 2006
For a Buddhist film, it's sort of funny that the reason seemingly given for the budding globetrotter to leave Bhutan is to de-virginize a barely legal village girl. But all kidding aside, "Travellers and Magicians" casts a spell, or For a Buddhist film, it's sort of funny that the reason seemingly given for the budding globetrotter to leave Bhutan is to de-virginize a barely legal village girl. But all kidding aside, "Travellers and Magicians" casts a spell, or rather, the storytelling monk is doing the spell-casting when he's doing the allegory thing for his fellow traveller. The filmmaker wittily links his two storylines together with a clever example of reincarnation just to let us know that there's more than one religion in this world. Expand
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TonyS.Nov 17, 2005
Deceptively simple -- it knocks on the door of your unconscious and goes straight for the basement. That's a loop way of saying that much more happens in the depths than is evident on the surface. Colossal soundtrack to boot with the Deceptively simple -- it knocks on the door of your unconscious and goes straight for the basement. That's a loop way of saying that much more happens in the depths than is evident on the surface. Colossal soundtrack to boot with the overtone singing. Expand
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