Kong shan ling yu (Raining in the Mountain) (1979) - Rotten Tomatoes

Kong shan ling yu (Raining in the Mountain) (1979)

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In China, religious positions have always been controlled very closely. In this lavishly photographed story, set in a Buddhist monastery during the Ming Dynasty (14th-17th centuries), the monastery is in turmoil, wondering who the government is going to appoint as its next abbot. A number of outside dignitaries have been invited for the announcement and enthronement of the next abbot, and the tensions in the monastery are only heightened when one of these guests steals a venerated sutra from the Mahayana canon of Buddhist scriptures. ~ Clarke Fountain, Rovi
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NR
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Action & Adventure , Art House & International
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King Hu's 7th feature. An action suspense setting in a big temple. The structure that the two stories - a scramble for the legendary book between two groups and who succeeds the position of Bishop - go on in parallel is great and tension-rising. Also, the idea of describing how a Buddhist temple is full of greed under the influence of and connection to the world is already very interesting. Little bit prolix, but full of lessons and great shots.

Naoya Kugimiya
Naoya Kugimiya

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