Part Buddhist history, a metaphor about the tragedy of Tibetans in exile, and a religious tour de force, Bernardo Bertolucci’s stunning follow-up to The Sheltering Sky sees two monks from Bhutan travel to Seattle to find a reincarnated Buddhist master.
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I don't know if it was Harvey Weinstein meddling with this film or what, but this is not a very good film and it just feels like Bertolucci lost the passion to make this film what it truly could be. A big disappointment.
" One day Siddhartha heard an old musician on a passing boat speaking to his people. If you tighten the string too much it will snap and if you leave it too slack, it won't play. Suddenly, Siddhartha realized that these simple words held the great truth, and that in all these years he had been following the wrong path. "