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Enlightenment Guaranteed (1999)
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Enlightenment Guaranteed (1999)
Original name: Erleuchtung Garantiert
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Country: Germany
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Two middle aged German brothers - one New Age and recently divorced, the other uptight and sceptical - travel to a Zen monastery in Japan in search of enlightenment, or perhaps just in search of themselves.
Style: humorous, touching, feel good, realistic, contemplative, semi serious
Plot: zen, culture clash, travel, new age, family relations, couple relations, sleeping, partners, love and romance, hopes, society, human nature, urban, couples, city life, disorder, nothing goes right, siblings relations, odd couple, brother, female director, monastery, divorce, theft, meditation ...
Time: 90s
Place: japan, asia

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