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Zen for Nothing (2016)

ZEN FOR NOTHING tells of the experiences of Sabine Timoteo from Switzerland, as a "Zen novice" in Antaiji in Autumn, Winter and Spring.

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Werner Penzel

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Werner Penzel (screenplay), Ayako Mogi (collaboration on screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Muho Nölke Muho Nölke ... Himself
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ZEN FOR NOTHING tells of the experiences of Sabine Timoteo from Switzerland, as a "Zen novice" in Antaiji in Autumn, Winter and Spring.

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Country:

Switzerland | Germany | Japan

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English | Japanese | German

Release Date:

January 2016 (Switzerland) See more »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$1,268, 31 March 2019

Gross USA:

$12,107

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$12,107
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1.78 : 1
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Excellent movie with only few wrong moments
6 November 2017 | by susanna-duellmannSee all my reviews

What a beautiful film! The photography and soundscape is just like it should be. The movie reminded me of "Into great silence" and is for sure inspired by it. Sabine Timoteo, main protagonist of the film, is always a delight to look at but her dialogue! This is the one point I don't give to the film because it made me wince a few times. Anyhow: Strongly recommended.


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