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The Monk and The Revolutionary

This is a story of obsession.
After a failed revolt against the government, a university student leader comes to an
isolated inn deep in the steep mountains to hide from the junta’s intelligence agents.

The inn keeper watches a patch of cloud follow the young man and dump rain on her
yard and sees a fish far from the creek below flap in the puddle. She knows the new lodger has
awakened the mountain spirit.
The lodger and the inn keeper’s adopted daughter fall in love. Consumed by the passion
and desire that are against her Buddhist teachings, she struggles. She enters the temple across
from the inn and becomes a cloistered a nun.
The general in charge of intelligence tracks down the young man, but instead of arresting
him, he watches the sculptor chiseling away at the wood and admires his work.

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