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  • 107 min
  • Bhutan, France, United States
  • New Directors
  • 12 years
  • 3 Screenings
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In 2006, Bhutan is in the process of introducing democracy, and a trial election is announced. The population is still deeply loyal to the late king and not everyone is enthusiastic about this significant shift. In the aftermath, a monk is sent on a mission by his mentor. His mysterious task involves finding two weapons, without being told why. Meanwhile, an American weapons collector is looking for a valuable rifle that ends up in the hands of the monk.

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Director Pawo Choyning Dorji is from Bhutan but has studied in the USA. Influenced by two very different cultures, he casts a curious eye on his homeland from both the inside and the outside.

The result is a heartwarming film with quirky characters and stunning views of the Himalayas. The Monk and the Gun is a sharp satirical fable about cultural clashes and profound upheavals.


Tuesday 05. march 14.15 14.15 Prinsen 5
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Wednesday 06. march 21.00 21.00 Prinsen 6
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Saturday 09. march 12.00 12.00 Prinsen 5
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Original title THE MONK AND THE GUN
Year 2023
Length 107 min
Country Bhutan, France, United States
Language english, dzongkha
Subtitles english
Cast Tandin Wangchuk, Deki Lhamo, Harry Einhorn