A. (1998) DVD
Now known as Aleph (using the Hebrew letter "A" as the symbol of a new beginning), the cult once known as Aum Shinrikyo, or Aum Supreme Truth, seeks to distance itself from the group's controversial history, especially from the actions of those who unleashed sarin gas in a Tokyo subway station in 1995. This compelling documentary provides a stunning insider's look at the enigmatic group that espouses the belief that the purposeful absence of love makes for a happier existence and renders death less painful. 136 min. Standard; Soundtrack: Japanese; Subtitles: English. In Japanese with English subtitles.