Hollywood Buddha


Who was offended? Buddhists


What was their beef? Director Philippe Caland’s comedy about a struggling movie producer who buys a Buddha head and finds it changes his luck so enraged Buddhist monks in Sri Lanka and Thailand that they marched on government buildings, threatening to fast — even to the point of death — if the movie wasn’t pulled from distribution. They were especially offended by the film’s poster, which depicts Caland sitting on top of Buddha’s head.


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