Wheel of Time

"Good"

Wheel of Time Review


It's hard to get over the outright strangeness of a crusty director from Munich making a quiet film about the Kalachakra initiation of Buddhist monks in India, Tibet, and Austria. The centerpiece is the titular Wheel of Time, the intricate mural composed of sand carefully deposited on a large flat plane over the course of many days, only to be wiped away when it is completed. But Wheel of Time lacks the intensity of many of Herzog's works, and the meditative nature of the monks is a strange match for the wildness of Herzog. Ultimately their story comes out a bit muddled, focusing more on their obsession than their devotion.


Wheel of Time

Facts and Figures

Run time: 80 mins

In Theaters: Thursday 30th October 2003

Distributed by: Werner Herzog Filmproduktion

Production compaines: Werner Herzog Filmproduktion, WestPark Productions, ARTE

Reviews

Contactmusic.com: 3 / 5

Rotten Tomatoes: 94%
Fresh: 17 Rotten: 1

IMDB: 7.2 / 10

Cast & Crew

Director:

Producer:

Starring: The Dalai Lama as Himself, Lama Lhundup Woeser as Himself, Takna Jigme Sangpo as Himself, Matthieu Ricard as Himself, Madhureeta Anand as Himself, Tenzin Dhargye as Himself, Ven. Geshe as Himself, Manfred Klell as Himself, Chungdak D. Koren as Himself, Thupten Tsering Mukhimsar as Himself

Also starring: ,

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