Little Buddha


2h 3m 1994

Brief Synopsis

The ancient story of Siddhartha, the prince of the Sakya clan whose own spiritual quest culminated in his attaining enlightenment, is interwoven with the contemporary tale of a blond American boy who is believed by Tibetan monks to be the reincarnation of an important lama.

Film Details

MPAA Rating
PG
Genre
Adaptation
Drama
Historical
Period
Religion
Release Date
1994
Distribution Company
MIRAMAX
Location
Kathmandu, Nepal; Seattle, Washington, USA; Bhutan

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 3m

Synopsis

The ancient story of Siddhartha, the prince of the Sakya clan whose own spiritual quest culminated in his attaining enlightenment, is interwoven with the contemporary tale of a blond American boy who is believed by Tibetan monks to be the reincarnation of an important lama.

Crew

James Acheson

Production Designer

James Acheson

Costume Designer

Martin Adams

Costumes

S M Ferozeuddin Alameer

Production Manager

David Arch

Music Arranger

Vincent Arnardi

Sound Re-Recordist

Sean Barret

Other

John Bateman

Foley Recordist

John Bernard

Production Manager

Bernardo Bertolucci

From Story

Bernardo Bertolucci

Screenplay

Danny Birch

Music

Mauro Borrelli

Production

Catherine Bott

Other

Francis Bouygues

Producer

Nicholas Brooks

Special Effects

Mara Bryan

Special Effects

Serena Canevari

Assistant Director

Fabrizio Castellani

Assistant Director

Fabrizio Castellani

Casting

Leonardo Celi

Assistant Director

Bruno Cesari

Set Decorator

Robaire Charbonneau

Hair Stylist

Jane Clive

Other

Michael Connell

Music Editor

Richard Conway

Special Effects Supervisor

Mario Cotone

Production Supervisor

Sean Culley

Technical Advisor

Iris Dement

Song Performer

Iris Dement

Song

Gemma Dempsey

Music Coordinator

Galliano Donati

Art Department

Paddy Eason

Special Effects

Franco Fantasia

Stunt Coordinator

Howard Feuer

Casting

Jacky Fitt

Production Assistant

Peter Frampton

Makeup

Glenn Freemantle

Sound Editor

Frank Gardiner

Costume Designer

Fabien Gerard

Story By

Gianni Giovagnoni

Art Director

Gil Goldstein

Music Arranger

Diane Greaves

Foley Artist

Tony Grob

Location Manager

Marco Guidone

Assistant Director

Peter Hanson

Special Effects

Sue Hausner

Production Coordinator

Katharina Hirsch

Makeup

Peter Holt

Foley Editor

Dean Humphreys

Sound Re-Recordist

Gerry Humphreys

Sound Re-Recordist

Denyse Hurley

Production Coordinator

Zakir Hussain

Music Arranger

Zakir Hussain

Consultant

Zakir Hussain

Song

Zakir Hussain

Music

Zakir Hussain

Song Performer

Stanley Dural Jnr

Song

Eddy Joseph

Sound Editor

Nishat Khan

Music

Ustad Ali Akbar Khan

Song Performer

Ustad Ali Akbar Khan

Song

Ulrike Koch

Casting

Ron Leamon

Wardrobe

Carlo Lebella

Color

Thierry Lebon

Sound Re-Recordist

Roz Lowrie

Special Effects

Giovanni Mastrangelo

Story By

Eugene Mazzola

Unit Manager

Joanna Merlin

Casting

Michele Michel

Researcher

Nigel Mills

Sound Editor

Irina Nijborg

Other

Khyentse Norbu

Consultant

Steve Onions

Animatronics

Avro Part

Song

Nicola Pecorini

Steadicam Operator

Mark Peploe

Screenplay

Richard Pointing

Wardrobe Supervisor

Steve Price

Music

Neil Ravan

Location Manager

Shruti Sadolikar

Song Performer

Shehbaz H Safrani

Visual Effects

Ryuichi Sakamoto

Music

Ryuichi Sakamoto

Music Conductor

Steve Salamunovich

Casting

Shaheen Samad

Song Performer

Martin Samuel

Hair Stylist

Andrew Sanders

Art Director

Elisa Sansalone

Assistant Director

Piero Sassaroli

Unit Manager

Michael Saxton

Post-Production Supervisor

Pietro Scalia

Editor

Shiv Kumar Sharma

Song

Shiv Kumar Sharma

Song Performer

Ivan Sharrock

Sound Recordist

Jack Stew

Foley Artist

Vittorio Storaro

Director Of Photography

L Subramaniam

Music

L Subramaniam

Song Performer

Diane Summers

Casting

Steven Symmonds

Art Director

Jeremy Thomas

Producer

Kevin Townend

Music Arranger

Budge Tremlett

Adr Editor

Rondi Tucker

Set Decorator

Enrico Umetelli

Camera Operator

Attilio Viti

Production Manager

Val Wardlaw

Special Effects Supervisor

Lynn Wegenka

Assistant Director

Gert Wegner

Music

Rudy Wurlitzer

Screenplay

Fabio Zamarion

Camera Operator

Film Details

MPAA Rating
PG
Genre
Adaptation
Drama
Historical
Period
Religion
Release Date
1994
Distribution Company
MIRAMAX
Location
Kathmandu, Nepal; Seattle, Washington, USA; Bhutan

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 3m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Nominated for the 1994 Golden Reel Award by the Motion Picture Sound Editors in the foreign film category.

Released in United States Summer May 25, 1994

Released in United States on Video May 27, 2003

Released in United States 1994

Released in United States February 1994

Released in United States 1996

Released in United States September 1996

Shown at Seattle International Film Festival May 20 - June 12, 1994.

Shown at Berlin International Film Festival (opening night) February 10-21, 1994 (out-of-competition).

Completed shooting February 17, 1993.

Began shooting September 20, 1992.

Released in United States Summer May 25, 1994

Released in United States on Video May 27, 2003

Released in United States 1994 (Shown at Seattle International Film Festival May 20 - June 12, 1994.)

Released in United States February 1994 (Shown at Berlin International Film Festival (opening night) February 10-21, 1994 (out-of-competition).)

Released in United States 1996 (Shown in Los Angeles (Laemmle's Monica 4-Plex) August 24-25 as part of program "Bravo Bertolucci" June 29 - September 2, 1996.)

Released in United States September 1996 (Shown in New York City (Anthology Film Archives) as part of program "Best of the Indies" September 5-15, 1996.)