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In the movie "Seven Years in Tibet," Heinrich Harrer, portrayed by Brad Pitt, embarks on a mountaineering expedition in the Himalayas along with a group of climbers in 1939. Despite his reluctance to leave behind his pregnant wife, he decides to go on this journey. However, their expedition is cut short when World War II erupts.

As the war begins, Harrer and his companions are captured by British forces while crossing the India-Tibet border. They are sent to a prison camp in India, where they spend several years as prisoners of war. Harrer, known for his arrogance and aloofness, initially struggles with the difficult conditions and confinement, clashes with his fellow prisoners, and finds solace in his friendship with Peter Aufschnaiter, played by David Thewlis.

Desperate to regain their freedom, Harrer and Aufschnaiter seize an opportunity during a chaotic period and manage to escape the prison camp. They embark on an arduous journey, crossing treacherous terrain and facing numerous challenges, until they finally reach the Tibetan capital city of Lhasa in 1944.

Once there, Harrer and Aufschnaiter are welcomed by the local Tibetan people and find refuge in the city. They are eventually recruited as advisors to the young Dalai Lama, played by Jamyang Jamtsho Wangchuk. Harrer develops a close bond with the Dalai Lama, who is fascinated by his tales of the outside world, and they begin to teach each other about their respective cultures.

Over the course of the next seven years, Harrer grows to deeply respect and admire the Dalai Lama's compassionate and peaceful nature. He learns about Tibetan Buddhism, discovers inner peace, and starts to question his own past actions and beliefs. Meanwhile, he witnesses the political turmoil surrounding Tibet, as Chinese forces encroach upon the region, leading to the eventual occupation of Tibet.

As the situation worsens and tensions rise, Harrer decides to leave Tibet along with Aufschnaiter and some of their Tibetan friends. They make a dangerous journey across the Himalayas, facing severe weather conditions and risks to their lives.

In the end, Harrer bids farewell to the Dalai Lama, promising to help spread awareness about the plight of Tibetan people. He returns to Austria, reunites with his family, and becomes an advocate for the Tibetan cause, fighting for their rights and sovereignty in the face of Chinese occupation.
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