The Cup is the story of a group of young monks from a remote Himalayan monastery desperately trying to find a television to watch the World Cup final. The atmosphere of serene contemplation in the monastery is disrupted by soccer fever, the chief instigator being a young student, the soccer enthusiast Orgyen. Prevented by various circumstances from seeing the Cup finals on television in a nearby village, Orgyen sets out to organize the rental of a TV set for the monastery. The enterprise becomes a test of solidarity, resourcefulness and friendship for the students, while the Lama, head of the monastery, contemplates the challenges of teaching the word of Buddha in a rapidly changing world. The film is based on true events of a time when the World Cup came to the filmmaker’s remote village via satellite dish. This is a film packed with universal themes of tradition vs modernity and the value of human endeavor. The Cup is one of the first films made in the Tibetan language.