Movies like The Cup 1999

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The Cup (1999)
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The Cup (1999)
Original name: Phörpa
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: Bhutan, Australia
Duration: 93 min.
Story: 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 disrupted by soccer fever, the chief instigator being a young student, the soccer enthusiast Orgyen who desperately seeks a TV to watch the final.
Style: touching, feel good, humorous, witty, realistic, semi serious, melancholic, harsh, reflective, whimsical ...
Plot: monastery, friendship, culture clash, youth, friends, politics, monk, teachers and students, religions or cults, ambition, hopes, refugee, refugees, society, small town life, satellite, small town, power relations, social relations, buddhist monk, soccer, children, buddhism, clock, television ...
Time: 90s
Place: himalaya, india, tibet, asia, tokyo, london, china ...

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Duration: 100 min.
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