The title 'GOTTABUDDHA' in spoken Korean means 'Right? or Wrong?', yet when written in English, it sounds like 'Gotta Buddha?'.
Although there is a script, most of the lines are real dialogue.
'GOTTABUDDHA' is meant to be both a semi-documentary and experimental narrative film with black comedic overtones.
'GOTTABUDDHA' is a film that explores the meaning of religiosity in everyday life by juxtaposing the individual with the social.
Mr. Park Jong Keun works for public subway station. One day he determined to stop drinking and getting exercise to put his broken life on straight rail. At that moment, he found something itchy happened on his shoulder. This case appears Buddhist topic = hwadu(Kōan) as physical form on his body and turns allegory of the bildungsroman. And he receives an unknown call repeatedly.
Buildings rising high in the sky. City increasingly going cool. People pushed from the polarization to loser. Seoul, Korea who has all the issues of modern society as extreme aspect. At now, in here, tries to explore the meaning and mechanisms of religiosity in day life of modern world by focusing on individual body also turning the aperture to diming bakcground of social.
A friend of mine said: "The modern metropolis of Seoul, South Korea, a city that has become increasingly impersonal and overwhelming. An Asian Wirtschaftswunder, South Korea has rapidly modernized its economy through globalization, and the capital city is at present towered over by high-rise buildings on every street corner. The inhabitants, who previously held a traditional, communitarian mindset, have become seduced by extreme individualism. No longer is there a median collectivist “us” but a polarized, narcissistic “me” society with multifarious social problems."