Bodhi Dharma - Dharmaga tongjoguro kan kkadalgun
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.
|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|
|Available Formats||35mm, DVD, Blu-ray, DCP|
|Film Editing||Bae Yong-kyun|
Goldener Leopard, Filmfestival von Locarno 1989; Preis der Internationalen Filmkritik; Preis der Ökumenischen Jury; Preis der Jugend.
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