• Publication date: April 15, 2010

Monk guarding the mystery Must find someone new to assume his responsibility

Bulletproof Monk is an action film about a tibetan monk who becomes mentor to an American street kid in order to protect an ancient and powerful scroll.

Bulletproof Monk is an action film about a tibetan monk who becomes mentor to an American street kid in order to protect an ancient and powerful scroll.

The film stars Chow Yun-Fat as Monk, Sean William Scoot as Kar, Jamie King as Jade, Karel Roden as Strucker, and Victoria Smurfit as Nina. The film is directed by Paul Hunter.

Sixty years ago, a nameless monk was appointed the guardian of a mysterious scroll that grants remarkable powers to those who possess it. After six decades of traveling the world to protect the scroll, the monk must find someone new to assume the responsibility, but as fate would have it, the new caretaker turns out to be Kar, a scruffy and distinctly non-enlightened petty thief living in San Francisco.

As the monk attempts to educate Kar in the powers and responsibilities of the scroll and the ways of a monk's life, they discover they have a rival for the possession of the valuable scroll. As Kar and the monk fend off their mysterious adversary, they are aided by Bad Girl, a beautiful Russian mob affiliate with amazing martial arts skills and a vested interest in keeping the scroll in virtuous hands. Whose hands will be the next protector?

Bulletproof Monk was based a comic book series published in 1999.

Running time: 104 mins