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Enlightenment Guaranteed (1999)

Erleuchtung garantiert (original title)
Two very different brothers get together for a temporary stay in a Japanese zen monastry. The trip from Germany to Japan brings up some unexpected quests they have to manage. Soon both ... See full summary »

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Doris Dörrie
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Uwe Ochsenknecht ... Uwe
Gustav-Peter Wöhler ... Gustav
Petra Zieser Petra Zieser ... Petra
Ulrike Kriener Ulrike Kriener ... Ulrike
Anica Dobra ... Anica
Heiner Lauterbach ... Heiner
Franz X. Gernstl Franz X. Gernstl ... Ehepaar
Gisela Gernstl Gisela Gernstl ... Ehepaar
Jimi Blue Ochsenknecht ... Jimmy (as Jimmy Ochsenknecht)
Wilson Gonzalez Wilson Gonzalez ... Wilson (as Wilson Gonzalez Ochsenknecht)
Leopold Zieser Leopold Zieser ... Leopold
Emilia Zieser Emilia Zieser ... Emilia
Pierre Sanoussi-Bliss Pierre Sanoussi-Bliss ... Ulrikes Liebhaber
Imaseki Imaseki ... Sumo-Ringer
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Two very different brothers get together for a temporary stay in a Japanese zen monastry. The trip from Germany to Japan brings up some unexpected quests they have to manage. Soon both really have to leave their ordinary lifes behind and are on a voyage to themselves. Written by Oliver Heidelbach

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Drama | Comedy

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Country:

Germany

Language:

German | Japanese | English

Release Date:

20 January 2000 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Sabiduría garantizada See more »

Filming Locations:

Monzen, Japan See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,948
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Frühlingsstimmen, Op. 410
Written by Johann Strauss
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22 May 2017 | by emptyfullnessSee all my reviews

Loved this movie, can't find a copy of it at this point. Rented it on VHS way back. But I'd love to see it again. A heartfelt movie, a beautiful glimpse of zen life in/ and japan, a movie about brotherhood, a movie about being human. wish i could get my brother to watch it with me! -rm


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