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Modern Monks

Portrait of seven modern zen monks. Josy, Thierry, Fred & Paula, Christophe and Ton & Angie meditate in a temple in the South of France under the guidance of their Zen master. The documentary shows that there is no blueprint for monks. One is a dancer, the other is a scientist and a third lives in a car and earns money making music on the Barcelona metro. Some have a busy and hectic life that does not seem to tally with the peace and serenity of zen. The film was broadcast on Dutch TV in three parts, but is avaliable as a feature length film as well.

  • Julia Strijland
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  • Julia Strijland
  • Laetitia Schoofs
  • Stephane Thibaut
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
  • Genres:
    Buddhist film, zenfilm, zen
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 28 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    October 22, 2014
  • Production Budget:
    35,000 EUR
  • Country of Origin:
  • Country of Filming:
    France, Germany, Netherlands, Spain
  • Language:
    English, French, Spanish
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
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Distribution Information
  • MoMo Productions
    Country: Netherlands
    Rights: All Rights
Director - Julia Strijland