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The Sweet Requiem

Dolkar is a 26-year-old exile Tibetan. She escaped from Tibet with her father 18 years ago, by making a perilous trek across the Himalayas that ended in tragedy. Dolkar has since suppressed all recollection of that traumatic incident. But when she unexpectedly encounters Gompo, the guide who had abandoned them when they made their escape, it brings back long suppressed, traumatic memories. Driven by her desire to finally find the truth and thus peace inside herself, she sets out on an obsessive search. She follows Gompo through the claustrophobically narrow alleys of the Tibetan refugee settlement in Delhi, until they finally face each other.


Director: Ritu Sarin, Tenzing Sonam Producer: Ritu Sarin, Shrihari Sathe Executive Producer: Yodon Thonden, Francesca von Habsburg, Vishwanath Alluri Script: Tenzing Sonam DoP: David McFarland Editor: Jabeen Merchant Composer: Michael Montes Production Design: Aradhana Seth Cast: Tenzin Dolker, Jampa Kalsang, Rabyoung Thonden Gyalkhang, Tenzin Dechen, Tashi Choedon, Tenzin Wangmo, Tenzin Phuntsok, Rinchen Palzom, Shavo Dorjee, Karma Choezom, Tenzin Tselha, Tenzin Woeser

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Original languageTibetan
Year of production2018
Participants in the competitionYes
Playing time91
Premiere statusGerman premiere