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Little Buddha

A Feature film by Bernardo Bertolucci

Produced by Ciby 2000

Release in France : 01/12/1993

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Production and distribution (4)

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Ciby 2000

Film exports/foreign sales :

TF1 International

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Pathé Distribution

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Little Buddha is the encounter between a young American and a very old man from a far-off country, the marriage of two cultures and two times-periods standing on either side of a twenty-five century gap. It is a magic journey to the "roof of the world" and the heart of wisdom...
Nine-year-old Jesse Conrad is a young fellow like millions of others throughout the world. He lives in Seatle with his engineer father, Dean, and his schoolteacher mother, Lisa. One day, they are surprised by a visit from a delegation of Buddhist monks, who have come from the himalayan kingdom of Bhutan under the leadership of Lama Norbu and his deputy, Champa. The monks think that Jesse might be the reincarnation of one of their most eminent spiritual leaders...

Full credits (10)

Executive Producer :

Jean-Claude Fleury

Director of Photography :

Vittorio Storaro

Press Attachés (film) :

Jean-Pierre Vincent, Pascal Launay

Production Designer :

James Acheson

Costume designer :

James Acheson

Screenwriters :

Rudy Wurlitzer, Mark Peploe

Sound Recordist :

Ivan Sharrock

Editor :

Pietro Scalia

Music Composer :

Ryuichi Sakamoto

Sound Mixer :

Thierry Lebon

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Feature film

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France, Great Britain

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Minority French (France, Great Britain)

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2 h 15 min

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Festival Selections

Berlin International Film Festival - 1994

Berlin International Film Festival (Germany, 1994)


Out of Competition