A film of unusual visual beauty and enormous intrinsic interest.
One of the most beautiful movies you are likely to see...
- V.A. Musetto, NEW YORK POST
... filled with memorable characters and stunning scenery.
- Jennie Punter, TORONTO STAR
Scene after scene, shot after shot is so gorgeous that Valli is profligate with them.
- Stanley Kauffmann, NEW REPUBLIC


Miles from nowhere in the middle of the Himalayas, a village nestles amidst its fields of barley. Its resilient peasant population eeks out a living from the salt of the Tibetan highlands. Each year they mine and trade the salt for grain, transporting it far beyond the huge mountains, down to the lush, rich valleys of Nepal. The annual trek is fraught with danger, testing the bravery of one and all, transforming these simple mountain folk into heroic trailblazers.

Date de sortie

Langue originale: Tibetan
Genre: Drama, World Cinema
Durée: 104 min.
Année: 1999


Gurgon Kyap
Thilen Lhondup
Un film de
Eric Valli