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Angulimala (2003)

Arhingsaka was born in India to a noble family. Despite his noble birth, his horoscope showed to be born under the sign of thieves, and thus was preordained for a wicked life. On his 16th ... See full summary »


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Credited cast:
Nopachai Chaiyanam ... Arhingsaka / Angulimala (as Nopporn Chaiyanam)
Stella Malucchi ... Nantha
John Rattanaveroj John Rattanaveroj ... Vikul
Kamron Gunatilaka Kamron Gunatilaka ... Sati
Alisa Kajornchaiyakul Alisa Kajornchaiyakul ... Mantanee
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Katrina Grose Katrina Grose ... Vithura Bootri
Caterina Grosse Caterina Grosse
Varin Sachdev Varin Sachdev
Anant Sammarsup Anant Sammarsup ... Kakkapakawa


Arhingsaka was born in India to a noble family. Despite his noble birth, his horoscope showed to be born under the sign of thieves, and thus was preordained for a wicked life. On his 16th birthday his father sent him to complete his education and Arhingsaka became the teacher's favorite; the other jealous students told the master that Arhingsaka was flirting with the teachers wife. Deciding to punish his former star pupil, he told Arhingsaka : "You have almost completed your training; there is just one thing left to do. Once you finish your life of suffering will be over, and you will become a Bodhisattva. You must single-handedly kill 1,000 people" Arhingsaka changed: once he was bright and his mind light; he was tall, handsome and muscular. Now he turned grim and ugly, hunched over and plodding. He no longer laughed or spoke and he haunted the forests like a wild animal. He endeavored to complete his task, until an enlightening encounter with the Buddha halted his bloody quest. His ... Written by Anonymous

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Release Date:

11 April 2003 (Thailand) See more »

Also Known As:

1000 - Blut wird fliessen! See more »

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Dolby SR
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Caused a controversy in Thailand when it was first released. Many Buddhist groups accused the film of distorting Buddhist teachings. See more »

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An amazing film
23 April 2006 | by gsh999See all my reviews

I was transfixed by this film from beginning to end. The images and music are compelling.

This is a story about a man on a mission to find spiritual enlightenment. Banished from his monastery, the man flees to a cave in the mountains with a beautiful, but "untouchable" spurned fiancée of the head monk. In his mountain cave, the man prays for guidance to the mountain god, who gives him a task to complete before he will attain "the core of Dharma." As he completes this task, he is given the name Angulimala by the local population, which is terrified of him. Finally, Angulimala is put on a different path by another spiritual guide.

I can't remember ever being so completely absorbed by a movie. The movie has apparently made some Buddhists angry for some reason, but I highly recommend it. This is a work of art.

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