Original name: Phörpa
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: Bhutan, Australia
Duration: 93 min.
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.
humorous, touching, witty, semi serious, feel good, realistic, melancholic, reflective, harsh, philosophical ...
friendship, culture clash, coming of age, soccer, teachers and students, storytelling, football, childhood, alone in the world, mentor, life philosophy, monastery, unlikely friendships, islam, small town life, life & death, poverty, bollywood, life, fantasy world, religions or cults, solitude, small town, giant robots, redemption ...
asia, himalaya, tibet, india, tokyo, london, china ...