Little Buddha

14/02/1995
  |  Book Tickets: 02/05/2011
  |  Buy to Own: 14/02/1995
  |  118 min
Rated PG by the BBFC

Synopsis

Bernado Bertolucci's modern day re-telling of Siddhartha's story and the founding of Buddhism, with Keanu Reeves in the title role as the Prince who undergoes the Five Ascetic principles to achieve Nirvana. With a framing story set in 1994 Seattle, a young American boy is approached by a Bhutan Monk with the news that he is the reincarnation of a respected monk who died in Seattle nine years earlier, Bertolucci presents the 2500-year old story of Siddhartha's path to enlightenment with a view to saying something contemporary and relevant about the possibilities of metaphysical truth.