The Monk And The Gun

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The Monk And The Gun

A Film by Pawo Choyning Dorji

2023 - Bhutan/France/USA/Taiwan - Comedy/Drama - 107 min.

with Tandin Wangchuk , Deki Lhamo , Pema Zangmo Sherpa , Tandin Sonam & Harry Einhorn

Kingdom of Bhutan, 2006. Modernization has finally arrived. Bhutan becomes the last country in the world to connect to the internet and television, and now the biggest change of all: democracy. To teach the people how to vote, the authorities organize a mock election, but the locals seem unconvinced. Travelling to rural Bhutan where religion is more popular than politics, the election supervisor discovers that a monk is planning a mysterious ceremony for the election day.

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