Bodhi Dharma - Dharmaga tongjoguro kan kkadalgun

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Bodhi Dharma - Dharmaga tongjoguro kan kkadalgun

Yong-kyun BaeSouth Korea – 1989

Three people live in a remote Buddhist monastery near Mount Chonan: Hyegok, the old master; Yong Nan, a young man who has left his extended family in the city to seek enlightenment, and an orphan lad Haejin, whom Hyegok has brought to the monastery to raise as a monk. The story is mostly Yong Nan's, told in flashbacks: how he came to the monastery, his brief return to the city, his vacillation between the turbulence of the world and his hope to overcome passions and escape the idea of self. We also see Hyegok as a teacher, a protector, and a father figure, and we watch Haejin make his way as a curious and nearly self-sufficient child.

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Original Title Bodhi Dharma - Dharmaga tongjoguro kan kkadalgun
German Title Warum Bodhi-Dharma in den Orient aufbrach
French Title Pourquoi Bodhi-Dharma est-il parti vers l'Orient?
Other Titles Why Has Bodhi-Dharma Left for the East?: A Zen Fable
Directed by Yong-kyun Bae
Country South Korea
Available Formats 35mm, DVD, Blu-ray, DCP
Screenplay Bae Yong-kyun
Film Editing Bae Yong-kyun
Soundtrack Chin Kyu-young
Cinematography Bae Yong-kyun
Sound Bae Yong-kyun
Production Bae Yong-kyun
Runtime 138 Min.
Language Koreanisch/d/f
Actors
Pan-yong Yi Hyegok
Won-sop Sin Kibong
Hae-jin Huang Haejin
Awards

Goldener Leopard, Filmfestival von Locarno 1989; Preis der Internationalen Filmkritik; Preis der Ökumenischen Jury; Preis der Jugend.

"Ein überwältigender Film, der die Normen sprengt."
- Le Quotidien de Paris

"Rührt an das Wesen des Lebens, der Elemente und der menschlichen Bahn in seiner ewigen Bewegung. Ein magischer und universeller Film."
- La Suisse

"Ein Film, der von einem anderen Planeten zu uns zu kommen scheint."
- La Repubblica

"Perlen des Orients. Kosmisches Kino."
- Le Monde

"Wie Tarkowski hat Bae einen poetischen Film geschaffen, der fast schon Musik ist."
- Il Giorno

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