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Daibutsu: Saga of a Great Buddha

Daibutsu Kaigen

Directed by Teinosuke Kinugasa
Japan, 1952
Drama

Synopsis

In eighth-century Japan, it is decided to erect a great Buddha in the new capital city of Nara. A talented sculptor, Kunihito, is put in charge of the construction while his girlfriend Mayame is used by those opposed to the Buddha in an attempt to stop its completion.

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Daibutsu: Saga of a Great Buddha Directed by Teinosuke Kinugasa