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The Monk and the Gun

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An American who travels into Bhutan in search of a treasure and crosses path with a young monk who wanders through the serene mountains, instructed by his teacher to make things right again.


  • Harry Einhorn
  • Tandin Phubz
  • Tandin Wangchuk
  • Pema Zangmo Sherpa
  • Deki Lhamo
  • Tandin Sonam
  • Choeying Jatsho

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Feb 15, 2024

The Monk and the Gun is a true crowd-pleaser, a poignant message wrapped up in a humorous and vibrant tale.

Ferdosa Abdi
Screen Rant
Feb 8, 2024

Lusciously lensed by cinematographer Jigme Tenzing, the ensemble comedy examines how the country’s upcoming mock elections affect the titular monk, a rural family, an election official, and a desperate liason from the city, all of whose lives collide in minor and major ways.

Metacritic review by Marya E. Gates
Marya E. Gates
Feb 8, 2024

However sincere and justified, the digs are so innocuous that their main purpose seems to flatter Western viewers who will nod along as they coo at the landscapes and chuckle knowingly about ugly truths they think have nothing to do with them, but do.

Metacritic review by Manohla Dargis
Manohla Dargis
The New York Times