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The Venerable W. (2017)

Le vénérable W. (original title)
A view of the religious tensions between Muslims and Buddhist through the portrait of the Buddhist monk Ashin Wirathu, leader of anti-Muslim movement in Myanmar.

Director:

Barbet Schroeder
1 win & 5 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Ashin Wirathu ... Himself
U. Zanitar U. Zanitar ... Himself, Wirathu's Master
Kyaw Zayar Htun Kyaw Zayar Htun ... Himself
U. Kaylar Sa U. Kaylar Sa ... Himself, Buddist monk
Matthew Smith Matthew Smith ... Himself, journalist
Abdul Rasheed Abdul Rasheed ... Himself
Carlos Sardiña-Galache Carlos Sardiña-Galache ... Himself, Spanish Journalist
U. Galonni U. Galonni ... Himself, buddist monk
Aung San Suu Kyi Aung San Suu Kyi ... Herself (archive footage)
Bulle Ogier ... Petite voix bouddhiste (voice)
Maria de Medeiros ... Little Buddhist Voice (voice)
Barbet Schroeder ... Narrateur / male voice (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Yanghee Lee Yanghee Lee ... Herself, UN special rapporteur (archive footage)
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A view of the religious tensions between Muslims and Buddhist through the portrait of the Buddhist monk Ashin Wirathu, leader of anti-Muslim movement in Myanmar.

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Country:

Switzerland | France

Language:

English | French | Spanish | Burmese

Release Date:

4 January 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El venerable W. See more »

Filming Locations:

Burma See more »

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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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This is the third film in Barbet Schroeder's "trilogy of evil", following, General Idi Amin Dada: A Self Portrait (1974) and Terror's Advocate (2007). See more »

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One pointed view
8 November 2017 | by mquenonexSee all my reviews

This is a good documentary, well made and interesting to watch.

However The Venerable W. has only one view point which is made up from the basic left wing ideas. Somehow these people suffer from naive approach to the cultural politics. To name one person as evil, is always a misstep since the world is never that simple.

I really would like to see a documentary about the Muslim hate towards Christianity and other religions, but this subject matter is just too hard for these documentaries to approach. So they rather take an easy path. This documentary is all about going through that lane.


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