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Runtime: 102 min

Release: April 11, 2003

Director: Joo Kyung-Jung

Producer: Joo Kyung-Jung

Writer: Ham Se-Deok, Joo Kyung-Jung, Kim Seon-Mi

Country: South Korea

language: Korean

A Little Monk

Dongseung 동승
  • Movie
  • Korean


A generation of three monks live in one temple and all of them have their wishes. The youngest one desires to have a mother, the older one wants a girlfriend and the oldest one, master of the temple wishes to be cold to the wishes of his disciples. One day, their dreams come true. A woman that lost her son wants to adopt the little monk and the older monk desides to leave the convent for a girl, but things don´t turn out to be so easy for them. The film works with natural light and an emphasis on nature, the lives of people, and the space where Buddhist teachings determine religious feelings.