7.4/10
283
3 user 5 critic
A story that follows the lives and interactions of two Buddhist monks living in South Korea.

Director:

Kwon-taek Im

Writers:

Song-dong Kim (novel), Sang-hyon Lee | 1 more credit »
Reviews
2 wins. See more awards »

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Sung-Ki Ahn ... Pobun (as Sung-kee Ahn)
Moo-Song Jeon Moo-Song Jeon ... Jisan (as Jeon Mu-song)
Jong-su Kim Jong-su Kim ... Sookwan
Michelle Okkyung Lee ... Young Ju
Edit

Storyline

A story that follows the lives and interactions of two Buddhist monks living in South Korea.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

belly button | suicide | rape | zen | monk | See All (10) »

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The film is said to be a modern day version on the story of Wonhyo, A famous Korean monk who left the priesthood to be a lay teacher of the Dharma in the 7th Century. See more »

Connections

Featured in Century of Cinema: Gilwe-eui younghwa (1995) See more »

User Reviews

 
One of the best movies i have ever seen!!!
5 July 1999 | by dstockinSee all my reviews

Great! A pleasure to see, a wonderful insight into Korean religious troubles, good to see this side of Buddhism.

Not a 'religious' film, no, more of a philosophical kind, absolute timeless.

Worth looking for it!


7 of 10 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 3 user reviews »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
Edit

Details

Country:

South Korea

Language:

Korean

Release Date:

12 September 1981 (South Korea) See more »

Also Known As:

A Buddhist Ascetic Mandara See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See full technical specs »

Contribute to This Page



Recently Viewed