The Odd Monk - Weltreise mit Buddha
The Odd Monk is an entertaining personal exploration of contemporary Buddhism.
In his debut film, German filmmaker Jesco Puluj travels around the world to meet various monks and nuns and ask them: What is the essence of Buddhism? And should he become a Buddhist himself?
In doing so, he questions popular clichés and shows the viewer how to redefine his own relationship to religion and how to benefit from the teachings of Buddha.
This documentary was edited by Jessica Ehlebracht and Sigrid Reede
Sound design by Marcel Dadalto
The world premiere was in September 2019 at the Skyline Filmfestival in Winchester, USA
Phra Julien -
This is an excerpt from the movie about Canadian Buddhist monk Phra Julien
Spoiler alert: He has a vegan cat!