“There’s nothing wrong with the Buddha’s teachings; it’s just that I must go my own way.”
Genres, Themes, Actors, and Directors:
… but there’s not enough to this simple storyline to hold our interest. Siddhartha gives up his worldly comforts, follows the Buddha for awhile, tries a life of sensual pleasure:
… and eventually realizes that the only truth in life is what one experiences internally.
This was all very much of its time back in the early 1970s, when so many were on similar paths of spiritual seeking — but it will likely only be of interest to modern-day film fanatics who happen to be curious about how Hesse’s novel was translated to the screen.
Notable Performances, Qualities, and Moments: