Golden kingdom

Golden kingdom

DVD - 2017 | Burmese
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A narrative feature film about four orphan boys, novice monks living in a Buddhist monastery in a remote part of Northeast Burma. The head monk departs on a long journey from which he may never return, leaving the boys alone in the middle of the forest. Once the boys are on their own, strange, magical occurrences begin to pass. Orphan Witazara realizes he must protect the three other boys throughout this series of bizarre events, which threaten to unravel the fabric of the young monks' reality.
Publisher: [New York, New York] : Kino Lorber, Inc., [2017]
ISBN: 9786316767882
Branch Call Number: DVD FOREIGN GOLDE
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (103 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
digital,optical,surround,Dolby surround 5.1
NTSC
video file,DVD video,region 1
Notes: Originally produced as a motion picture in 2014
Widescreen
Special features: behind-the-scenes featurette; trailer

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MalteseLioness
Sep 20, 2017

Couldn't get through it...I found it quite boring .... didn't see where it was going to get any better when I was half way through the movie...

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Byond
Jul 27, 2017

The most obvious way to think of this is as an opportunity for a meditative experience. We will be focusing eventually on the eldest of four young boys, Burmese monks, as he assumes responsibility as leader after their teacher has been called away. The contexts include the temple, the garb, Buddhist theology (so to speak) and practices. The background includes the natural world, and the invading reality of war. There is some repetition, clearly intentional. The creator is to some degree an outsider; perhaps that is beneficial in offering us a pathway to understanding. I sensed the timelessness of the struggle. Maybe there is a connection to the Christian notion of being in the world but not of it.

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1957Rick
Apr 29, 2017

This film is mesmerizing. The ending is a little weird, but it is definitely worth watching. The scenery is beautiful and it is a nice story too.

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