Hollywood Buddha

Hollywood Buddha

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Hollywood Buddha is the story of Philippe, a down and out European film producer, who lives in a tent in the shadow of his unfinished house in Brentwood. Philippe is struggling to sell a film he made five years ago to foreign distributors. Nearly broke, and on the verge of eviction, he seeks spiritual help from Master Atchoum, a Buddhist Guru. Master Atchoum pushes him into practicing Buddhism and convinces him to buy an expensive metal sculpture of Buddha. Empowered by the support of his new-found "religion," Philippe starts turning things around. Through a series of serendipitous events...and some very unorthodox maneuvering, he becomes a success. But, he soon discovers that all is not what it appears to be...
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Year:
2003

Genre:
Drama
Actors:
Bryan 'Wacko' Black
Brandi Michelle Bourgon
Nancie Boykiss
Charley Mae Caland
Huguette Caland
Philippe Caland
Pierre Caland
Theo Cardan
Victor Castorena
Betsy Clark
Phillip Dixon
Fouad El Khoury
MJ Gazali
Susan Knego
Director:
Philippe Caland

Screenwriters:
Philippe Caland

Producers:
Philippe Caland
  • charming! by ph caland on May 2, 2014

    loved it!!!

  • Fun movie - odd memoirish smart self-mocking in a weird way by Knox B on Mar 28, 2014

    I saw this when it came out a couple years ago at the Laemle Sunset theater ... there weren't many people in the audience. I fully enjoyed the movie, as did my meta-new-age-self- proclaimed-psychic female companion, as did everyone in attendance. It's partially a story of Mr. Calande's attempt to sell a weird movie he had already made and could not let go of ... and he's in the middle of building a house ... and runs out of money ... rents a Buddha's head for $2000 a month and his luck changes ... floating around Hollywood ... As we left the theater that evening, Mr. Calande was standing in the back. We stopped and talked for a moment. He was very charming, and clearly intelligent. My friend was swooning for him. I'd love to see the movie again. I hope it comes out on DVD.

 


 

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