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Travelers and Magicians (Travellers and Magicians)

Rating:No Rating
Genre:Drama
Release Date:December 31, 2004
Running time:105 minutes
Cast:Tshewang Dendup, Lhakpa Dorji, Sonam Lhamo, Sonam Kinga, Deki Yangzom
Director:Khyentse Norbu
Producer:Raymond Steiner, Malcolm Watson
Writer:Khyentse Norbu
Distributor:Zeitgeist Films

Web Site: http://www.travellersandmagicians.com/

Description: The two men embark on parallel, if separate, journeys. Their yearning is a common one--for a better and different life. Dondup, delayed by the timeless pace of his village, is forced to hitchhike through the beautiful wild countryside of Bhutan to reach his goal. He shares the road with a monk, an apple seller, a papermaker and his beautiful young daughter, Sonam. Throughout the journey, the perceptive yet mischievous monk relates the story of Tashi. It is a mystical fable of lust, jealousy and murder, that holds up a mirror to the restless Dondup, and his blossoming attraction to the innocent Sonam. The cataclysmic conclusion of the monk's tale leaves Dondup with a dilemma--is the grass truly greener on the other side?

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