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A Monk's Awakening

A Monk's Awakening

A Short film by Lou Ma Ho

Produced by SDP Films

Production year : 2005

    Synopsis

    A young monk who peacefully carries home the sacred sword of his venerated master is challenged by a samourai. The monk asks for grace, promising the samourai that he will return once he’s accomplished his mission. Once back at the temple, the monk’s elderly master orders him to keep his promise and to return to confront the samourai – much to the monk’s astonishment. He’s desperate, heading for certain death, even though his master has taught him how to die.

    Actors (4)

    Production and distribution

    Executive Producer :

    SDP Films

    Subject

    "A Monk's Awakening" won the Best Live Action Short Film - Honorable Mention at the Cleveland International Film Festival.
    It has been selected for the 13th London Raindance Film Festival, September 2005.

    Photos (4)

    Full credits (8)

    Executive Producers :

    André Farwagi, Lou Ma Ho

    Director of Photography :

    Joël Vogt

    Editor :

    Frédéric Thoraval

    Music Composer :

    Steve Shehan

    Screenwriter :

    Lou Ma Ho

    Sound recordists :

    Vincent Mauduit, Lorant Qui

    Production Designers :

    Suzanne Lee, Marko

    Costume designer :

    Martine Rapin

    Technical details

    Short film

    Genres :

    Fiction

    Sub-genre :

    Fairy tale

    Themes :

    Legends, Philosophy

    Production language :

    Vietnamese

    Production country :

    France

    Original French-language productions :

    Unknown

    Nationality :

    100% French (France)

    Production year :

    2005

    Runtime :

    21 min 9 seconds

    Visa number :

    114.394

    Visa issue date :

    17/05/2006

    Production formats :

    DV-CAM

    Color type :

    Color

    Aspect ratio :

    1.85

    Audio format :

    Dolby SR

    Rating restrictions :

    None

    Posters (1)

    Director

    Festival Selections (8)

    Tehran International Short Film Festival - 2005

    Tehran International Short Film Festival (Iran, 2005)

    Selection

    International Competition

    Odense Film Festival - 2005

    Odense Film Festival (Denmark, 2005)

    Selection

    International Competition

    Festival of Nations (Ebensee) - 2005

    Festival of Nations (Ebensee) (Austria, 2005)

    Selection

    International Competition

    Awards (2)