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Little Buddha (1993)

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123 min | Drama

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...See moreLama 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. Written by Samantha Santa Maria See less
Writers
Bernardo Bertolucci (story) | Rudy Wurlitzer (screenplay) | Mark Peploe (screenplay)
Composer
Ryuichi Sakamoto (music composed by)
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Budget
$ 35,000,000
Opening Wknd
$ 873,983
Gross (USA)
$ 4,858,139
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Release date
May 25, 1994 (United States)

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Ruocheng Ying
Lama Norbu (as Ying Ruocheng) Lama Norbu (as Ying Ruocheng)   See fewer
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Chris Isaak
Dean Conrad Dean Conrad   See fewer
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Alex Wiesendanger
Jesse Conrad Jesse Conrad   See fewer
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Sogyal Rinpoche
Kenpo Tenzin Kenpo Tenzin   See fewer
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Bridget Fonda
Lisa Conrad Lisa Conrad   See fewer
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Jo Champa
Maria Maria   See fewer
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Jigme Kunsang
Champa Champa   See fewer
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Surekha Sikri
Sonali (as Surehka Sikri) Sonali (as Surehka Sikri)   See fewer
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T.K. Lama
Sangay Sangay   See fewer
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Doma Tshomo
Ani-La Ani-La   See fewer
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Mantu Lal
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Mountain Yogi
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Rinzin Dakpa
Oracle Oracle   See fewer
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Rudraprasad Sengupta
King Suddhodhana King Suddhodhana   See fewer
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Kanika Pandey
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Yasodhara (as Rajeshwaree) Yasodhara (as Rajeshwaree)   See fewer
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Madhu Mathur
Prajapati Prajapati   See fewer
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Lord Mara Lord Mara   See fewer
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Ruchi Mathur
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S.S. Pandey
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Sadiya Siddiqui
Temptation Girl (as Saddiya Siddiqui) Temptation Girl (as Saddiya Siddiqui)   See fewer
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Tarana Ramakrishnan
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Kavita Hahat
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Nagabab Shyam
Ascetic Ascetic   See fewer
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Mahana Amar
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Nirmala
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Imtiaz Amir
Siddhartha's Friend (uncredited) Siddhartha's Friend (uncredited)   See fewer
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6 / 10 | 13,780 votes