Zen Noir (2006)

Zen Noir
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating None
Runtime 1hr 11mins.
Genres Drama, Mystery
Keywords black comedy, death, detective, dramedy, investigation
Status Released
US Release Date
  
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Robert Toombs Executive Producer n/a 174 3000008
Kim Chan Executive Producer n/a 174 3000007
Marc Rosenbush Executive Producer n/a 174 3000006
Gay Hendricks Executive Producer n/a 174 3000005
Marc Rosenbush Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Christopher Gosch Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
Monica Kim Production Designer n/a 164 9000001
Steve Chesne Original Music Music 120838 8000001
Camden Toy Editor n/a 172 7000001
Kathlyn Hendricks Executive Producer n/a 174 3000004
Erika Gardner Producer n/a 3 3000003
Debra Miller Actor Jane 1 1000004
Ezra Buzzington Actor Ed 1 1000003
Kim Chan Actor The Master 1 1000002
Jennifer Siebel Actor Nora 1 1000005
Howard Fong Actor Dead Monk 1 1000006
Frank Crim Producer n/a 3 3000002
Marc Rosenbush Producer n/a 3 3000001
Marc Rosenbush Director n/a 2 2000001
Duane Sharp Actor The Detective 1 1000001
Synopsis
A nameless detective, still mourning the loss of his wife, investigates a mysterious death in a Buddhist temple, but his logical, left-brained crime-solving skills are useless in the intuitive, non-linear world of Zen. While attempting to question the inhabitants of the temple--Ed, a monk with an attitude and secrets to hide; Jane, a beautiful, mysterious, bald femme fatale; and the Master, an infuriatingly obscure Zen teacher, who does a lot of strange things with oranges-the Detective's logical mind is thwarted at every turn by his suspects' Zen thinking. Increasingly confused and unnerved, haunted by his dead wife's ghost, and with his investigation going nowhere, the Detective finds himself drawn into a deeper, darker, more personal mystery, where he must confront terrifying questions about love and loss, which lead to a startling realization: the mystery he's there to solve isn't a murder at all, but the mystery of death itself.
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