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47 Ratings

The Cup


Directed by Khyentse Norbu
Bhutan, 1999
Comedy, Sport, Drama


While the soccer World Cup is being played in France, two young Tibetan refugees arrive at a monastery/boarding school in exile in India. Its atmosphere of serene contemplation is somewhat disrupted by soccer fever, the chief instigator being a young student, the soccer enthusiast Orgyen.

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The Cup
Directed by Khyentse Norbu

Awards & Festivals

European Film Awards

1999 | Nominee: Screen International Award

Pusan International Film Festival

1999 | Winner: FIPRESCI Prize

1999 | Nominee: New Currents Award

Munich Film Festival

1999 | Winner: One Future Prize