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Samsara (2011)

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Filmed over nearly five years in twenty-five countries on five continents, and shot on seventy-millimetre film, Samsara transports us to the varied worlds of sacred grounds, disaster zones, industrial complexes, and natural wonders.

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Balinese Tari Legong Dancers ...
Dancers: Indonesia
Ni Made Megahadi Pratiwi ...
Dancer: Valinese Tari Legong Dancers, Indonesia
Puti Sri Candra Dewi ...
Dancer: Valinese Tari Legong Dancers, Indonesia
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Dancer: Valinese Tari Legong Dancers, Indonesia
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Filmed over nearly five years in twenty-five countries on five continents, and shot on seventy-millimetre film, Samsara transports us to the varied worlds of sacred grounds, disaster zones, industrial complexes, and natural wonders.

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Rated PG-13 for some disturbing and sexual images | See all certifications »

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23 August 2012 (Germany)  »

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Samsara - A lét örök körforgása  »

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Budget:

$4,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$105,000 (USA) (31 August 2012)

Gross:

$2,601,847 (USA) (21 December 2012)
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For several years the filmmakers attempted to secure permission to film in North Korea, but were ultimately denied access. See more »

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Pagan
Vocals by Vidia Wesenlund
Music Composed By Michael Stearns
(P) & © 2012 Magdison Films, Inc.
Distributed by Universal Music Distribution LLC.
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Gorgeous
29 October 2012 | by (Saitama) – See all my reviews

For the first 10 minutes I thought it was a mistake to have bought the ticket.

It was first time for me to see a documentary film without any commentary.

The images were so beautiful and interesting, but I expected that I would get bored in a few minutes.

And in fact, I did.

but after a while, somehow I gradually got absorbed in the movie again.

Keeping watching gorgeous images leads me to a kind of meditation.

and in the end, I ended up getting impressed.

You can experience something different from ordinary documentary.

It is definitely a movie for theater, not for a small home television. If you get interested in this movie, you should go see it in a theatre.


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