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Un Buda (2005)

Un Buda follows two brothers orphaned as children when their parents were taken by the military during the "Dirty Wars" of the 1970s in Argentina. Tomas (Agustin Markert) is now a drifting ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Agustín Markert Agustín Markert ... Tomás
Carolina Fal Carolina Fal ... Laura
Diego Rafecas ... Rafael
Julieta Cardinali ... Sol
Tina Serrano Tina Serrano ... Lucy
Vera Carnevale Vera Carnevale ... Laila
Nelly Prince ... Lela
Boy Olmi Boy Olmi ... Papá
Paula Siero Paula Siero ... Mamá
Luis Ziembrowski Luis Ziembrowski ... Rata
Juan Manuel Tenuta ... Juan
Toshiro Yamauchi Toshiro Yamauchi ... Maestro
Iván De Pineda Iván De Pineda ... Carlos
Paula Montero Paula Montero ... Secretaría
Fabián Bril Fabián Bril ... Claudio
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Un Buda follows two brothers orphaned as children when their parents were taken by the military during the "Dirty Wars" of the 1970s in Argentina. Tomas (Agustin Markert) is now a drifting and withdrawn young man who experiments with ascetic practices and has an instinctive compassion for others. His older brother Rafael, played by Rafecas, is a university philosophy professor, detached and alone. Their struggles with each other and the world around them in Buenos Aires take a dramatic turn when they find themselves at a rural Zen center. Written by @guyatree

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La buena enseñanza al comienzo es amarga, como la buena medicina.

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Country:

Argentina

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

14 July 2005 (Argentina) See more »

Also Known As:

A Buddha See more »

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Zazen Producciones See more »
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2.35 : 1
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The true lies within the self
31 July 2005 | by tecnico-pcSee all my reviews

To be honest, I went to the cinema with doubts. The previews weren't well combined and didn't provide much info about the movie. However, my surprise when I saw it was more than pleasant, because the idea is more than original and it shows not a big truth, but THE truth. It's the story of a young Buddhist who is searching for something beyond this reality, beyond this coexistence system, and he challenges even death itself only for pursuing his goal. A total opposite to his brother, who is a philosopher and very rational, which makes a little difficult the life together between them. After some comings and goings, our main character learns something "beyond" what it is to live intensely and his skeptical brother learns something more about what it is to live intensely.


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