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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)

Screenplay by

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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  • Kim Ki-duk reaches for a symbolic 'Amen' - and misses

    2011/12/01, Source,
    [Jainnie's CINE KOREA] A nameless Korean woman wanders through the streets of Venice in Kim Ki-duk's "Amen". Provided by Cinecube Kim Ki-duk, the reigning king of Korean art house cinema, seems almost defeated in his new low-budget film "Amen", giving us a sluggishly paced, incoherent story of a Korean woman's depressing journey through Europe. Compared to "Arirang", his self-reflective ode to filmmaking and his 13-year career, which premiered at the same time as the new film, "Amen" feels almost like an afterthought, with the director himself saying in interviews that people who aren't cineastes are not likely to warm to the film,...More
  • "Arirang" and "The Yellow Sea" play at Mar del Plata

    2011/11/09, Source,
    Argentina's Mar del Plata International Film Festival is screening Korean films "ARIRANG - Movie", directed by Kim Ki-duk, and "The Yellow Sea", directed by Na Hong-jin during its 26th edition, Nov. 5 – 13. Screening in the Panorama – Auteurs section, the documentary "ARIRANG - Movie" stars the maverick director Kim Ki-duk who shot the film of himself mainly while holing up in a mountain cabin in the woods. The film previously made its world premiere at the Cannes film festival where it won the Un Certain Regard award,...More
  • Enjoying Autumn in Mt. Juwang

    2011/10/28, Source,
    By Doug Craig 원고 코너가을엔 산이 최고다! Mountains are beautiful during all 4 seasons. Their splendor cannot be expressed in words, especially during the fall. Let's take a look at the beautiful autumn foliage at its best! Juwangsan, or Juwang Mountain National Park, located in North Gyeongsang Province, is 5 hours away by car from Seoul These days, the park is packed with vistors,...More
  • "Amen", KIM Ki-duk's Latest Film, is Off to Competition at San Sebastian

    2011/08/22, Source,
    by KOFIC Staff Kim Ki-duk is returning with a new narrative film in three years. Two Korean films have been officially invited to the 59th San Sebastian International Film Festival, the largest film festival in Spanish-language regions. KIM's "Amen" (2011), his first narrative feature production in three years. has been invited to the festival's Competitive Official Selection, while Lim Woo-seong's "Scars" (2011) is competing at festival's Zabaltegi-New Directors Section,...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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