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  • Summary: This unpretentious small feel good movie provides the opportunity for a group of strict missionary monks to talk about their lives and also celebrate the joy in Asian temple life and Asian culture. (Laemmle Theatres)
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  1. Reviewed by: Mark Olsen
    70
    Wilding's genuine curiosity about the monks' beliefs and daily routines, as well as her willingness to ask questions that sometimes make her look like a bit of a dip, gives the film a homespun honesty and sincerity that make it a surprisingly pleasant trip.
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  1. Sarah
    Mar 26, 2006
    10
    This is a great little feel good movie.Well constructed and artistically pleasing to the eye this colourful movie takes us right into the This is a great little feel good movie.Well constructed and artistically pleasing to the eye this colourful movie takes us right into the world of the monks. Anna Wilding is naturally engaging on camera and gives a thoughtful commentary that perfectly matches the story.Go see it! Expand
  2. ZachL
    Mar 23, 2007
    10
    This is a great, entertaining and professional movie that is clevery shot in the "guerilla"style to capture the true life of Buddhist This is a great, entertaining and professional movie that is clevery shot in the "guerilla"style to capture the true life of Buddhist misisonary Monks. Expand
  3. SimonS.
    Aug 12, 2006
    10
    Wonderful. A true treat.
  4. SeanH.
    Sep 25, 2006
    10
    An enjoyable little movie that shows how friendly and down-to-earth these religious renunciates really are. Just charming.
  5. Brianw
    Mar 23, 2007
    10
    This is a great and highly stylistic movie shot in a style to incorporate the sweetness and humblenss of the monks.It is a porfesional and This is a great and highly stylistic movie shot in a style to incorporate the sweetness and humblenss of the monks.It is a porfesional and smart movie and is very clever in its portraly of the facts of life of remote Budhist monastries. Expand
  6. KarenO.
    Aug 28, 2006
    9
    Liked it! Alive! Informative. Entertaining. See it. Nice movie.
  7. Spratty
    Nov 16, 2009
    1
    Anna did NOT spend time travelling Sri Lanka and Thailand - the film was made at an expat Thai temple in Christchurch, New Zealand, her home Anna did NOT spend time travelling Sri Lanka and Thailand - the film was made at an expat Thai temple in Christchurch, New Zealand, her home town. It plays like a high school project, and displays a complete ignorance of its subject material. Anna is a con. Expand

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