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Samsara

SamsaraThe accumulated images in this wordless documentary, shot in 25 countries around the world in awesome 70mm, are literally hypnotic. That's the goal of...SamsaraDocumentaryPT99MPG-13The accumulated images in this wordless documentary, shot in 25 countries around the world in awesome 70mm, are literally hypnotic. That's the goal of...2012-09-07Oscilloscope Pictures
SAMSARA

SAMSARA

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Samsara

Genre: Documentary; Runtime (in minutes): 99; MPAA Rating: PG-13; Distributor: Oscilloscope Pictures

The accumulated images in this wordless documentary, shot in 25 countries around the world in awesome 70mm, are literally hypnotic. That’s the goal of filmmakers Ron Fricke and Mark Magidson, who previously made wordless eye candy in 1992 with Baraka. It’s debatable, though, whether New Age mesmerization means as much in our own new age of computer-screen wallpaper. Samsara stares at Asian temples, African tribesmen, and chickens bound for slaughter with the same blank eye. B-

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