The film follows the differing lives of two Buddhist monks in Korea. By following their lives and their interaction throughout the film, Im creates a contemplation of the nature of individualism, religious belief and enlightenment.
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Thank you Blue K for choosing this for the World Cup. Another extremely great film I can now add amongst the other gems from the tournament and another one I'm disappointed is almost impossible to find any other way.
A truly wonderful film which offers a sophisticated look at the meaning, or meaningless of life from a Seon Buddhist point of view (not to say it gives definitive answers). It is a Buddhist film, but not 'fundamentalist' (to use a Western term), rather it works within a greyer area, offering a much more nuanced perspective that is at times critical of some aspects of Buddhist belief/practice. A beautiful film!