Seven years in tibet is to the true story what the sound of music is to maria von trapps autobiography maria writes in the second volume of her autobiography that she wanted to sue the film makers and i wonder whether heinrich feels the same. Seven years in tibet is a 1997 american biographical war drama film based on the 1952 book of the same name written by austrian mountaineer heinrich harrer on his experiences in tibet between 1944 and 1951 during world war ii the interim period and the chinese peoples liberation armys invasion of tibet in 1950. Seven years in tibet tells the story of harrers escape from british imprisonment and his exile in tibet written in very plain and accessible english it nonetheless conveys the powerful impressions the danger the cold and the exotic experience of a new and foreign culture. Unfortunately for seven years in tibet its focus is on the wrong guy harrer may be a fascinating figure in real life but he never shows up here. This book originally published in 1953 is an adventure classic that recounts heinrich harrers 1943 escape from a british internment camp in india his daring trek across the himalayas and his seven years in tibet coming to an end with the chinese invasion
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