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Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter... And Spring (봄여름가을겨울 그리고 봄)

봄여름가을겨울 그리고 봄 (Bom-yeo-reum-ga-eul-gyeo-wool Geu-ri-go Bom)

Directed by Kim Ki-duk (김기덕)

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Chronicle Drama

106min | Release date in South Korea :

Spring - Child Monk takes life of animals out of innocence
A child monk ties a stone to a back of fish. Same plight awaits a frog and a snake. The child monk roams the brook in search of the fish and the frog as his punishment allotted by the old monk.

Summer - Boy Monk in love learns obsession
The monk is now 17 years old. To the lonely hermitage, a girl comes to convalesce. Before long, warm feelings towards the girl sprouts in the boy's heart. Their ripple in the water turns into an act of love.

Fall - Young Monk in agony of malice
The boy returns to the hermitage in the mountains as a young man in his thirties after committing a murder. The old monk whips him finding the young man attempting suicide in front of the statue of Buddha. Old monk order him to etch the Pranja-parpamitasutra, meanwhile he finds peace in his heart.

Winter - Mature Monk in days of enlightenment
The monk, now in his full maturity retraces his steps to the abandoned hermitage in the mountains. A woman wearing a veil visits the hermitage with a baby. She leaves her baby behind and runs away.

And then spring - Another child monk : cycle of four seasons
The old monk living with another child monk is having a peaceful time in the hermitage...the circle of life keeps on.

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    "The Admiral: Roaring Currents" Tops Big Blockbusters – "Guardians of the Galaxy", "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" - in Per-Screen Average Epic Historical War Film Becomes the Most Watched Film of All time in South Korea with over 14 Million Admissions South Korea's record shattering epic – "The Admiral: Roaring Currents" - had an extremely strong opening this past weekend in the U.S., while back in Korea it became the most watched film in the counties cinematic history by tallying admissions of over 14 million,...More
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    "One on One" (19) Drama / 122 / Korean Iconic filmmaker Kim Ki-duk is back with his 20th work, and this time the film is full of symbols that hint the turbulent times of modern Korea. Through the death of school girl Oh Min-ju,-whose name means demos in Korean- Kim follows how the seven murder suspects are terrorized by the other seven shadows, led by Shadow Leader (Ma Dong-seok). Kim, who wrote, shot, and directed "One on One" raises question on Korean society's prevalent distrust, conflict and wrath. Kim Ki-duk explicitly noted that his recent work is a tribute to the former president Roh Moo-hyun,...More
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 Produced by
 Lee Seung-jae (이승재)
Production
LJ Film (LJ 필름)
Distribution
Korea Pictures (Korea Pictures)
Staff
 Kim Ki-duk (김기덕)
 Editor
 Jang Cheol-soo (장철수)
 Assistant director
 Roh Hong-jin (노홍진)
 Directing department
 Park Jong-chul (박종철)
 Lighting/cinematography department
 Jang Cheol-soo (장철수)
 Editing department
Technics
106 min 35mm Panoramic (1.85)
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Release date in South Korea : 2003/09/19
 Korea, South - 2003/9/19

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