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An old master shows Zen to his two disciples at a shabby mountain monastery, then dies.
2 hour long zen masterpiece. Definitely not for your conventional moviegoer, but incredibly worth the watch for the adventurous, spiritual or both.Published 11 months ago by IWantToBeAnElectricWizard
While I still don't see it as the masterpiece that many do, I
did enjoy it much more on 2nd viewing.
I do find it slow. Read more
If a Koan can be brought into a movie - this is it. In enchanting pictures with low enough speed to become aware of what is growing in the minds of the protagonists. Read morePublished on March 12 2010 by Reinhard Liebe
Watched this movie with my wife. She disliked it for its "stark realism" - I loved it for it's breathtaking imagery. Read morePublished on July 14 2004
My family and I love this movie, which we have watched 3 or 4 times. It is amazing just to watch how lovely each shot of film is. Read morePublished on April 22 2004 by Amazon Customer
As a Buddhist from a devout Buddhist family, I was delighted to find a film about the Mahayana. I bought it and brought it to California with me on a recent trip when I visited my... Read morePublished on Feb. 26 2004 by Furiae
Simply great film. But DVD conversion was so poor that I can never imagine people who watch this DVD could get an idea about what the real film was like. Read morePublished on Nov. 18 2002
If you're interested in Buddhism, especially the Zen schools, this movie will probably please you. Meditative and accessible, it's an almost purely visual film that nicely... Read morePublished on March 18 2002 by somebody nobody
I found this movie by chance and am so glad that I did. I have studied Zen as well as several other different lineages of Buddhism for most of my life and found this movie to be a... Read morePublished on Feb. 4 2002 by Perry L Buckner