TIGERNASE

CH 2010 – Director: Lobsang Tashi Sotrug – Original language: tibetan, swiss german – Subtitles: french, english, german

  • TIGERNASE
  • TIGERNASE
  • TIGERNASE

“They tortured me because I wouldn’t tell them where my accomplices were. I didn’t have any.” For 32 years Takna Jigme Sangpo, known as ‘Tiger’s Nose,’ was imprisoned in a Chinese jail because of his belief in a free Tibet. Today the 80-year-old lives as a political refugee in Switzerland. “I come from a place where I have never been,” says the Tibetan filmmaker Lobsang Tashi Sotrug who was born in Switzerland. Both men - separated by 55 years and completely different lifestyles - engage in a personal investigation of memory and identity in their adopted Swiss homeland._It is the small intimate moments that make this film something special. A personal homage to Tibet and an extraordinary friendship between men.

 

English/Original Title: Tiger's Nose. Co-Director: -. Writer: Lobsang Tashi Sotrug. Camera: Lobsang Tashi Sotrug. Sound: Lobsang Tashi Sotrug. Editing: Tania Stöcklin. Music: Peter Bräker. Production: -. Producer: Zürcher Hochschule der Künste. Length: 52 min.