In Khantas Norbu’s “In Search of a Lady with Fangs and Mustache”, a Nepali entrepreneur discovers spiritual wisdom, hoping to fulfill a fatal prophecy. Looking to set up a new cafe, Tenzin (Tsering Tashi Gyalthang) sees unnecessary scenes after filtering an abandoned temple. With increasing fear, he follows the cryptic suggestions of a Buddhist monk in the shadows and a master sage, who insists that he appears a goddess on Earth, known as Dakini.
Writer-director Norbu, a Buddhist spiritual leader who is making his fifth feature, presents Tenzin as a hip modern man in the Bluejins with a wide smile, which soon disappears as he is characterized by self-awareness. Search is done. The comfortable streets of Kathmandu become like a place without a map of Tenzin, as she scans to pass strangers for signs of divine femininity and leaves her business associates. The romantic comedy as the monk has a slight narrative echo and the master sage feeds him tips and ritual gestures, and it appears that the woman he finds may be right under his nose, as a singer. In (Tenjin Kunsell) from his music recital.
Mark Lee Ping Bing, Wong Kar-wai’s magic-making cinematographer, shoots Phantasmic Riverbank and saturated expanses of the country. As I scanned the sights and people with Tenzin, I began to worry if I was missing something, if I was misreading the signs, or dwelling on the acting of the lead actor. Nevertheless, the drift of filmmaking was diminished, at least for one-sided, as envisaged by its story.
In search of fangs and mustaches with a woman
Not rated. In Tibetan and Nepali with subtitles. Running Time: 1 hour 53 minutes. View through virtual cinema.