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Guru: Bhagwan, His Secretary & His Bodyguard

  • 8.2 10
  • 2010
  • 97min
Guru: Bhagwan, His Secretary & His Bodyguard
  • Original Title: Guru: Bhagwan, His Secretary & His Bodyguard

Long before a Netflix series made world-famous the crimes of Indian sex guru Bhagwan at his Oregon commune in the 70s and 80s, this film was the first to expose his closest collaborators, who dissect in detail the body of the crime.

Guru: Bhagwan, His Secretary & His Bodyguard

OFFICIAL SELECTIONS: Locarno International Film Festival/ The Mill Valley Film Festival

Guru: Bhagwan, His Secretary & His Bodyguard. The unforgivable secrets of a cult

The wild Seventies. A quest for higher consciousness, spirituality and sexual freedom. In England, young Hugh Milne hears the voice of spiritual teacher Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh on an audiotape and travels to India in search of his own self. 

Sheela Patel, a young Indian woman, is brought to the charismatic guru by her father. At 21, she knows: all she wants is to be with this man.  In his Ashram in Poona, Bhagwan urges his disciples to meditate and practise tantric sex in order to reach a higher plane of consciousness. 

Hugh watches the guru's ascent as his bodyguard. Sheela becomes his secretary and the powerful boss of Bhagwan's model community born in the mountains of Oregon...

Sabine Gisiger
Sabine Gisiger Director
Beat Häner
Beat Häner Director

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