Friday, September 08, 2006

Let's Play Dhamma aka Hello Dhamma

Let's Play Dhamma aka Hello Dhamma (Dhamma Nolja)

Release Date: 2001
Director: Park Cheol Kwan
Writer: Park Gyu Tae

Park Shin Yang ... Jae Gu
Jeong Jin Yeong ... Monk Jyeong Myeong
Park Sang Myeon ... Bul Kom
Kang Seong Jin ... Nal Chi

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Jae-gyu (Park Shin-yang), No. 2 of a Jopok clan, has just escaped a coup d'état between clans. Now, he and his gang brothers (Park Sang-myun, Kang Sung-jin, Kim Soo-ro, and Hong Kyung-il) must find a way to hide from the police and rival gangs until things settle down. What started as a joke turns into the best idea the gang could possibly have: why not go hide in a Buddhist temple? The group proclaims their hi-jacking of the place, but it's not quite that easy. The monks (Jung Jin-young, Lee Won-jong, Lee Moon-shik, and Ryu Seung-soo) won't easily give up, and the gangsters realize that soon enough. The chief monk (Kim In-moon) allows the gangsters to stay a week, but they'll have to follow the rules and respect the monks' lifestyle.

Of course, their presence changes the monks' everyday life dramatically. They ask questions left and right ("Do you monks get a hard on in the morning?"), peek around the place with dangerous consequences, and even force a monk to break his vow of silence. Exasperated with the situation, the monks decide to risk it all in a series of games, with the winner gaining the right to choose the faith of the clan. While the rivalry between monks and gangsters keeps getting worse, there's someone who remains firmly in the middle: the old chief monk. His wisdom and experience allow him to see things beyond the surface. The way he accepts the presence of the gang enlightens both the gangsters and the monks, and slowly changes their preconceptions about each other's lifestyle.


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Anonymous dais said...

I laughed so hard watching this movie. It is so highly entertaining I don't mind watching it again!

Wednesday, May 23, 2007 3:08:00 PM  

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