88 - Pilgern auf japanisch

Deutschland 2007/2008 Dokumentarfilm

Summary

88 - Pilgrimage In Japanese
There′s a nearly unknown Buddhist pilgrimage in Japan: a circle along 88 temples. It′s strange.

It′s older and longer than the Spanish pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela. It′s probably the longest of all marked pilgrim-routes of the world: the hachiju-hakkasho!

It circles the island of Shikoku. According to the temples, shrines and monks, Shikoku is called the "holy island". Pilgrims have been going here for 1,200 years, along a route of 1,300 km, marked by 88 temples.

Normally only Japanese Buddhists walk the route. Some of them have done it over 300 times. Only by exception does a foreigner participate here. Like in the spring of 2007: A German pilgrim was on the road, on his own, joined by his camera. He was searching for "henro boke", the special state of mind of a pilgrim. That′s the aim of this amusing and self-ironic documentary.
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    • 2007: Insel Shikoku (Japan)
Duration:
88 min
Format:
DigiBeta SP, 16:9
Video/Audio:
Farbe, Stereo
Censorship/Age rating:

FSK-Prüfung (DE): 27.08.2008, 115092, ohne Altersbeschränkung / feiertagsfrei

Screening:

Uraufführung (DE): 23.10.2008, Hof, Internationale Filmtage;
Kinostart (DE): 13.11.2008

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  • Originaltitel (DE) 88 - Pilgern auf japanisch

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Original

Duration:
88 min
Format:
DigiBeta SP, 16:9
Video/Audio:
Farbe, Stereo
Censorship/Age rating:

FSK-Prüfung (DE): 27.08.2008, 115092, ohne Altersbeschränkung / feiertagsfrei

Screening:

Uraufführung (DE): 23.10.2008, Hof, Internationale Filmtage;
Kinostart (DE): 13.11.2008