Erleuchtung garantiert

Synopsis: Two brothers want to get their screwed-up lives together by going to Japan for a retreat in a Zen monastery. Their midlife crisis turns into a midnight crisis when they get lost in Tokyo s neon jungle without any cash or directions. They never expected the Zen concept of leaving everything behind to be like this.

Erleuchtung garantiert 8.0

One brother dreams of going to a Zen monastery for quiet contemplation while the other, his life suddenly in shambles, decides to tag along. They get lost in Japan and both their lives take a turn.

This German movie was made on video, yet it looks and feels rather good – very professional. The humour is subtle and quite enjoyable, and the character arcs are a delight. Granted, it’s a slow movie (for some) and there is a lot of repetition and silence – but that’s entirely natural for a film about a Zen monastery, isn’t it?

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