I was expecting great things from this film and sadly I was left disappointed. The direction and cinematography is outstanding and the visual aspect of the film is beautiful. Unfortunately the acting was extremely wooden from all involved, apart from maybe the Lama who searches for the reincarnation, and this detracted from my overall enjoyment of the film (hence the 3 stars). The inter-cut story of the life of Buddha and the search for a modern Lama reincarnation was very well done and it flowed very easily from one to the other, enhancing each storyline. This film could've delivered so much more and if you can look past the acting, this film has a great deal to offer. It is still worth a viewing.
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