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Buddha Wild: Monk in a Hut (2006)

Buddha Wild Monk in the Hut is the story of a group of Thai and Sri Lankan monks, living around their temple in a country far far from home.Anna Wilding gives the commentary in this ... See full summary »

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Gabrielle / Presenter / Narrator
Phra Sathuwanda
Chalerm Chanaphan
Chaip Saissard ...
Saissard, Chaipichit
Vanta Kaur
Phra Visechat
Phramah Somchai ...
Somchai, Phramaha
Phram Sayan
Prahamaha Veera ...
Veera, Prahamaha
Phra Kannoong
Bhante Somaratana
Ashley Kinsman
Lucy Gaudin
Sally Gaudin
Dan Cousins
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Buddha Wild Monk in the Hut is the story of a group of Thai and Sri Lankan monks, living around their temple in a country far far from home.Anna Wilding gives the commentary in this unpretentious but original and illuminating film with a well-judged mixture of seriousness and humor which is in important contrast to the monks words. An enjoyable cinematic experience.A fascinating film" Written by Janet Taylor

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First limited sneak public previews (Directors rough cut) of this documentary feature in a major cinema (Rialto) sold out within 24 hours in early Feb 2005 in its country of origin. Proceeds were donated by the Director and Rialto Cinemas to the relief appeal following the Asian tsunami of 26 December 2004. The film was then had a limited platform release in 2007 in USA and Canada with continued cinema releases in 2008-2010 See more »

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Anna Wilding: It's a beautiful world and we can all be at one with nature in it.
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I loved this film.Very engaging.
18 March 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I loved this film.I was honored to see it at a SAG cinema screening a friend invited me to. The film was modest yet it was throughly engaging. I chuckled and at times I pondered.It really was like being taken close up into the monks world.Something very pure about the film. We were surprised at the screening by the presence of a robed monk and Anna Wilding.The monk said"Anna Wilding got it right". Afterwards he said that "the monks really did live like in the movie" .The monks in the movie are charming. Anna Wilding was articulate ,very pretty and naturally beautiful.It appeared though,she did the whole movie guerrilla style without make up or hair style.That lent to the story well.For the most part the cinematography is stunning and the close ups of Thai women in dress are memorable. The music is an added bonus to an already colorful mix.This films deserves to be in cinemas.It is colorful vibrant and good as any story.It blends creative and real elements poetically. The monks and Anna Wilding's easy rapport makes for very pleasant and entertaining viewing.The monk confirmed it was rare for these monks to be filmed or even give their permission to be filmed.Wilding got her facts right and made an original and splendid little feature film.


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