The Cassock

At the end of June 2017, I started to record a young man, who planned to become a monk in 2017, lived together with him for nearly one year and filmed with follow to record his status transition. Before going to the temple, he decided to finish a pilgrimage in Qinghai and Gansu. However, his parents disagreed him to be a monk, his grandmother died, either his master, how his life going on? I didn't put much emphasis on the discussion of his choice to be a monk, but attempted to find a relationship between personal ideal life and contradictory real life, including family opposition and accidental experiences. The film is a record of an awkward condition of life, to reflect young people's fractions under fickle environment as well as dilemmas in realizing self-value.

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Running Time
1 hours 6 minutes
Shen Ruilan
English, Deutsch, Français, Italiano, Español, Svenska, Gaeilge, Nederlands
日本語, Čeština, Tiếng Việt, Português, 한국어, Australia, Filipino, हिन्दी

Comments about documentary «The Cassock» (22)

Andrea C. avatar
Andrea C.

The theme was interesting

Julie S. avatar
Julie S.

I absolutely love this movie! When you get the urge, watch this movie instead, it will be worth it!

Kathy H. avatar
Kathy H.

I can't speak for others, but I found this wildly relatable. It's is my favorite movie now.

Olivia Newman avatar
Olivia Newman

Perfect...Just Perfect. Do yourselves a favor and watch it!

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Howard Mendoza

This movie is well worth watching. Don't miss it. It doesn’t have any cursing, and has a Great Story!

Sharon S. avatar
Sharon S.

Don't miss this!!! Edge of seat movie....Wonderful

Thomas avatar

Director Shen Ruilan provokes killer performances! And this is awesome!!! go and see this film because you wont be disappointed.

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Bruce Washington

Enjoyed the writing and the acting. I thought the characters were well rounded.