DirectorIm Kwon-taek Music directorChong-gil Kim CountrySouth Korea
Release dateSeptember 12, 1981 (1981-09-12) WriterSong-dong Kim (novel), Sang-hyon Lee, Kil-han Song ScreenplaySong Kil-han, Lee Sang-Hyeon CastAhn Sung-ki (Pobun), Mu-song Jeon (Jisan), Gi Jeong-su (Sookwan), Im Ok-kyong, Bang Hee (Han Ok-sun) Similar moviesRelated Im Kwon-taek movies
Mandala 1981 full movie
Mandala (Hangul: 만다라) is a 1981 South Korean film about Buddhist monks in Korea. This is considered by many critics to be director Im Kwon-taek's breakthrough film as a cinematic artist.
The film follows the differing lives of two Buddhist monks in Korea. By following their lives and their interaction throughout the film, Im creates a contemplation of the nature of individualism, religious belief and enlightenment.
Best Director, 20th Grand Bell Awards (South Korea)