Little Buddha (1993)

Year Filmed:1992
Director:Bernardo Bertolucci
Writers:Bernardo Bertolucci (story)
Rudy Wurlitzer & Mark Peploe (screenplay)
Runtime:123 min (Australia 141 min)
Articles:Focus: 'Little Buddha'
Tagged 'Little Buddha'
Keanu ReevesSiddhartha
Ruocheng YingLama Norbu (as Ying Ruocheng)
Chris IsaakDean Conrad
Bridget FondaLisa Conrad
Alex WiesendangerJesse Conrad
Raju LalRaju
Greishma Makar SinghGita
Sogyal RinpocheKenpo Tenzin
Ven. Khyongla Rato RinpocheAbbot
Ven. Geshe Tsultim GyelsenLama Dorje
Jo ChampaMaria
Jigme KunsangChampa
Thubtem JampaPunzo
Surekha SikriSonali
T.K. LamaSanjay


A lama's search in the modern world for the reincarnation of his dead Buddhist teacher brings him to three children. This story is interspersed with that following the life of Prince Siddhartha and his search and eventual attainment of enlightenment as the Buddha.

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Visually Lovely (2018-02-11 12:35:18)

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What an interesting choice for casting they did for this movie. Keanu Reeves playing the person who became the Buddha. The look of the film really goes all out. When the scene looks down trodden, it really goes bleak, but when the scene looks warm and happy it really goes extravagant. Keanu is one of a few actors out of the few actors who went under such a physical change for roles, who didn't get much recognition for that difficult feat. Dear I say that Keanu looked beautiful in this role.
I like the story about finding the new Buddha, however it seemed like the story could have been told during a T.V. show length and not a feature movie length endeavor.
If you want to see visually lovely film, or if you want to see Keanu in a role that took spirituality and pushed it to the forefront, this movie could be for you.

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