The Departure
The Life of an Unconventional Monk

The Departure - The Life of an Unconventional Monk
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Baily

Slow moving and not much insight. Could he actually help people? What is his success rate? His wife had more interesting comments. Had to playback at 1.5x to make it tolerable. Constant buffering, not an enjoyable experience.

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Nicholas

The pace was slow but moved so with purpose. The film begins one generation of departure with the participants at their very lowest. Gradually, we see them improve all at the cost of Ittetsus’ dying throughout. Finally, he is the one with cloak over his head.

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Andrew

touching and different

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william

Interesting

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