Synopsis by Andrea LeVasseur
South Korean filmmaker Park Cheol-kwan makes his feature film debut with Darmaya Nolja (Hi, Dharma!), an action comedy drama about a group of Jopok gangsters hiding out with Buddhist monks. Criminal leader Jae-gyu (Park Shin-yang) and his fellow tough guys seek shelter in an out-of-the way monastery. The monks and the gangsters spend their time competing in various contests and learning a little bit about each other. Hi, Dharma! is one of the many Korean Jopok films released in 2001, along with Kick the Moon, Friend, and My Wife Is a Gangster.
Buddhism, gangster, monk