Un Buda

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A film by Diego Rafecas
From Latin America, a journey of discovery, with love


“A restless exploration of spirituality in times of personal selfishness… East and West in a worthy emotional trip.” –Javier Firpo, La Razon

“A very good film. Above all it explains the experience of having a spiritual awakening.” –Carlos Boghossian, Gente


Un Buda is the brilliant feature film debut of director Diego Rafecas, a Zen teacher in Argentina. The film follows two brothers orphaned as children when their parents were taken by the military during the “Dirty Wars” of the 1970s in Argentina. Tomas (Agustin Markert) is now a drifting and withdrawn young man who experiments with ascetic practices and has an instinctive compassion for others. His older brother Rafael, played by Rafecas, is a university philosophy professor, detached and alone. Their struggles with each other and the world around them in Buenos Aires take a dramatic turn when they find themselves at a rural Zen center. Un Buda expands our sense of Buddhism in the world today.

Written and Directed by Diego Rafecas
Starring Agustin Markert, Carolina Fal, Julieta Cardinali, Diego Rafecas
Music by Pedro Aznar
Director of Photography Marcelo Iaccarino
Filmed on location in Argentina



110 min / Color / Spanish with English subtitles) / Stereo / NTSC / All Region
SRP $29.95