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Himalaya

Himalaya shows of its exotic setting in a manner that is both poetic and educational. More earthy and less spiritual than past Nepal-set films, this National Geographic-style drama takes us to a tiny mountain village where the chief's son has just been killed in a caravan accident. The village's toughest young man offers to take over as caravan leader, but the elderly chief is half-convinced that this usurper had a hand in his son's death. This sets off a strongly fought battle of wills between the headstrong young warrior and the stubborn old chief. Director Eric Valli is a photographer for National Geographic, Life and other magazines, and his visual talent is nothing short of remarkable. 104 minutes