Private Project

Buddha and broadsword

In the mountain, there is a Buddha temple. Inside the temple, there is a golden Buddha figure and a monk. The Buddha sits still with his eyes closed; the monk protects the Buddha in the temple. The monk does meditation lesson every day in the temple, to eradicate the “Three Deterioration” (greed, hatred and ignorance), directly facing his own desire to see the Buddha. When the monk is sitting in meditation, his deterioration turns into three visitors, two men and a woman, they arrive in the temple to worship the Buddha. They stay in the temple at night, and soon Tan (greed) comes up with an idea to steal the golden Buddha and make a fortune, the other two agree with the plan.
The monk finds out their plan and carries the Buddha figure on his back going downhill. The three visitors follow him into the forest, Chen (hatred) wants to kill the monk and take the Buddha, the other agree with the plan. Tan (desire) wants to have the fortune all to himself, so he schemes to murder Chen (hatred) and Chi (ignorance). The monk casts a knife by melting down the Buddha figure. He kills Tan (desire) with the knife. Then, the Buddha and the monk return to the temple.

  • Wang Fa
    Director
  • Wang Fa
    Writer
  • Yang Haijun
    Producer
  • Ziyi
    Key Cast
  • Lin Yang
    Key Cast
  • Peijiang Bai
    Key Cast
  • Xueqing Chi
    Key Cast
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    僧一
  • Project Type:
    Short
  • Runtime:
    23 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    August 31, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    20,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    China
  • Country of Filming:
    China
  • Language:
    Chinese
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Black & White
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
Director - Wang Fa