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Strange Chinese accent in the Japanese movie Zen (2009)

The Japanese movie Zen (2009) directed by Banmei Takahashi tells a story about Dogen Zenji (道元禅师) who traveled to China to study Zen, especially under the mentorship of Rujing (如净禅师). I started started watching the movie and at about 4″10′ from the beginning, the supposedly Chinese monk in the movie speaks Chinese with a very strange accent — or rather, with heavy interference of Japanese pronunciation. It seems that the person acting as a Chinese monk is indeed a Japanese actor.
I just hopes that when they are Chinese roles in the movie, it is better to have native speakers perform it or let a native speak do the dubbing, otherwise, it sounds really weird and incomprehensible to the native Chinese speakers. This happened to quite a few English movies as well.

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