The Cup
The Cup (1999)

A group of Tibetan monks finds themselves torn between spiritual enlightenment and their love for soccer in the comedy Phorpa/The Cup. In Northern India near the Himalayas, a band of Buddhist monks from Tibet have set up a monastery in… More

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Rated: G
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Release Date: August 29, 1999
DVD Release Date: September 26, 2000
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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

A lovely, delightful, and quiet movie that's easy to swallow and doesn't disrupt the patterns of the world.

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Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion

There are moments of real charm in The Cup...but for the most part it's content to glide along on a cloud of whimsy.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

If all you see is a bunch of kids watching a soccer game on satellite TV, then I think you missed the film's message.

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Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

An endearing Tibetan drama about loving others and giving up one's attachments.

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John A. Nesbit
Old School Reviews

proves the monks are far more human than stereotypes have led us to believe

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Luis Martinez

La película vuela entre las reflexiones espirituales y las divertidas situaciones de un monje para ver los partidos de soccer en la Copa del Mundo.

Maria Garcia
Film Journal International

Delightful and thought-provoking.

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