Why Has Bodhi-Dharma Left for the East? (1989)

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This South Korean film offers a look at the philosophy and introspection of Zen Buddhism through the characters of a Zen master and two of his students.

Cast

Su-Myong Ko
as Superior
Kim Hae-yong
as The Other Disciple

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I occasionally found myself lost in thought and found the film an overall worthwhile experience.

Jan 10, 2008 | Full Review…

a difficult movie of unorthodox pacing and presentation

Nov 6, 2007 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

... amazingly beautiful, as every frame puts you in mind of a painting by Rousseau or Joseph Turner.

Oct 21, 2007 | Rating: 92/100

Attempts to express what is inexpressible and does it better than any previous film of this type.

Dec 30, 2005 | Rating: A+ | Full Review…

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