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A lighthearted look at the modern monk. Apparently it's not all prayers and sand drawings -- real monks love soccer. The cup in question is the World Cup, and the movie (inspired by true events) traces the chaos that two young upstart lamas bring to a monastery when they expose it to the game of football. Ponderous yet utterly harmless, The Cup is ultimately a cute little diversion.

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The Cup Review


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A movie of pure enjoyment, peppered with ever-so-slight political undertones, "The Cup" was written and directed by a Buddhist lama and tells the story of a monastery school in the grips of World Cup fever.

Based on real events, Bhutanese monk Khyentse Norbu used members of his own monastery as actors in portraying this lighter side of monastic life, in which one soccer-obsessed boy (Jamyang Lodro) turns watching the World Cup finale into a cause célebre among his cloister's monks-in-training.

A modest and surprisingly skilled effort, Norbu (who was bitten by the filmmaking bug while serving as a consultant on Bernardo Bertolucci's "Little Buddha") has a remarkable eye for cinematic beauty and crafty detail, and he brings a graceful sense of humanity and humor to the kind of characters usually portrayed on film as serious and serene.

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