The smiling Buddha, or the Buddha of laughter, was a vagabond monk in the 10th cenury. Known as Pu Tai in China and Hotei in Japan, he found supreme happiness one stormy day under a bridge after a loud thunderclap illuminated his purpose. From that day forward, he traveled throughout China sharing his wisdom with laughter and good humor.
Argentinian Mario Satz delivers a heartwarming story about a pediatrician who finds a new, deeper meaning to life. The doctor decides to throw himself off a mountain in depression. Right before he leaps, a tear falls into his right palm - it is a mystical sign from above. It takes the man on a fantastic journey - without him ever leaving the mountaintop.