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Zen

2009 2h 7m Drama Biography List
Reviews 86% Audience Score 50+ Ratings
A monk (Kantarou Nakamura) travels to 13th-century China in search of true Buddhism, then brings the art of Zen meditation to Japan. Read More Read Less

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Nawt W Even though the movie about Zazen doesn't give a detailed look into his life, it does show some of his core beliefs. But in the end, you realize that expecting something extraordinary from a biopic about him is unrealistic. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 04/03/24 Full Review Audience Member ?????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????? Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/30/23 Full Review Audience Member The real life story of Zen Master Dogen and the transmission of his teachings of the true dharma to his disciples. A beautiful film for all who practice zazen. The Way is that of simplicity, emptiness and seeing things as they truly are. "Eyes Horizontal, Nose Vertical." The first film I've been able to sit all the way through with a smile on my face from start to finish without being distracted, while playing my Guild Acoustic Guitar as a Japanese Koto over this lush and beautiful soundtrack. I have studied Zen and Taoism most of my life, and it is quite rare and wonderous for this beautiful spiritual practice to be depicted on film. Thank you for this. A Must-See. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/26/23 Full Review Audience Member a film with good thinking of life. their chinese is not good but hard working enough. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/19/23 Full Review Audience Member Es hermosa... película para mover nuestro sentido de la vida.... "conciencia" Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/29/23 Full Review Audience Member Very different Thai movie. Amazing fighting scenes and a very good host of characters. The plot.. well.. much to be wished for but honestly do you watch fighting movies because of the plot? Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/18/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis A monk (Kantarou Nakamura) travels to 13th-century China in search of true Buddhism, then brings the art of Zen meditation to Japan.
Director
Banmei Takahashi
Screenwriter
Banmei Takahashi
Production Co
Kadokawa Pictures, Inc.
Genre
Drama, Biography
Original Language
Japanese
Runtime
2h 7m