Zen Noir

Release date:September 15, 2006

Studio:Magic Lamp Releasing

Director:Marc Rosenbush

MPAA Rating:N/A


Starring:Duane Sharp, Kim Chan, Debra Miller, Ezra Buzzington, Jennifer Siebel, Howard Fong

Genre:Drama, Comedy, Mystery

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Plot Summary:

A nameless detective (Duane Sharp), 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 (Ezra Buzzington), a monk with an attitude and secrets to hide; Jane (Debra Miller), a beautiful, mysterious, bald femme fatale; and the Master (Kim Chan), 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... Detective: Where were you at the time of the murder? Monk: What exactly do you mean by time? 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.