Director: Bernardo Bertolucci;
Stars: Keanu Reeves, Bridget Fonda, Ruocheng Ying
Synopsy: Lama Norbu comes to Seattle in search of the reincarnation of his dead teacher, Lama Dorje. His search leads him to young Jesse Conrad, Raju, a waif from Kathmandu, and an upper class Indian girl. Together, they journey to Bhutan where the three children must undergo a test to prove which is the true reincarnation. Interspersed with this, is the story of Siddharta, later known as the Buddha. It traces his spiritual journey from ignorance to true enlightenment.
Buddhism in India & South-East Asian countries
The film takes us through the Buddhist heritage of India and the countries of South-East Asia. We are taken on this journey by Buddhism expert and Art Historian Benoy K Behl.