Seven Years in Tibet Essay

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Seven Years in Tibet (1997) Any who knows there history well enough knows the big turning point in Tibet in the 1950’s, was the Chinese invasion that heavily struck fear and dimness into the holy land of Lhasa. This movie is based off the book seven years in Tibet by Heinrich Harrer. Sitting back and watching this movie really interested me and made me wonder what would I do if I lived during that time? What kind of rights would I have? You should watch or read the book so you can help share your opinions and enjoy the journey we all have been on through the blast of the past. Background In the story, Austrians Heinrich Harrer (Pitt) and Peter Aufschnaiter (Thewlis) are mountaineering in the north of India. With the beginning of World War II in 1939, they are unexpectedly imprisoned by the British due to their German citizenship. In 1944, Harrer and Aufschnaiter escape prison and cross the border into Tibet, traversing the treacherous high plateau. While in Tibet, after initially being ordered to return to India, they are welcomed at the holy city of Lhasa and become acquainted with an unfamiliar way of life. Harrer is introduced to the Dalai Lama, who is still a boy, and becomes one of his tutors. During their time together, Heinrich becomes a close friend to the young spiritual leader. Harrer and Aufschnaiter stay in the country until the Chinese invasion in 1950.This movie is based off of the book that was written by the real Heinrich Harrer . Summary , so that he may receive glory abroad, and he is still willing to work for the Nazis in order to be able to keep himself safe and get support for his journey. After the death of 11 climbers, Austrian Heinrich Harrer (Brad Pitt)is a selfish man in the beginning of the film, decides to add glory to his country and to the German pride by climbing Nanga Parbat in British India in order to keep himself safe and

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