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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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    Staff Reporter

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    2006/04/14, Source,
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  • 'Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter... And Spring'
    2006/04/01, Source,
    Some critics were surprised by what they saw

    Adam Hartzell (internews)

    When asking my opinion about "Kill Bill 2", a good friend of mine was shocked to hear I hadn't seen either yet (and still haven't). "That surprises me since you're so into Asian film", was his response to this news. I j,...
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    2006/03/27, Source,
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  • Korean Cinema Lecture at Yale University
    2006/02/28, Source,
    A course in Korean film studies will be offered starting this spring at Yale University, one of the elite universities in the United States.

    Prof. Seungja Choi (55) who teaches Korean language studies in the department of East Asian Languages and Literatures at Yale, revealed on the 27th that thi,...
  • kim ki-duk q&a
    2005/09/28, Source,
    "I'm not a believer but one day I hope I'll come to believe in everything!"

    In connection with Cinematekets Kim Ki-duk series, Kim Ki-duk introduced his award-winning Samaritan Girl (,...
  • "Welcome to Dongmakgol" picked as official selection for Oscar foreign-language film entries
    2005/09/19, Source,
    The Korean Film Council (KOFIC, Chairperson Ahn Jung-sook) has picked "Welcome to Dongmakgol" (directed by Park Kwang-hyeon) as Korea's final official selection for Oscar foreign-language film entries. KOFIC's screening was aimed to expand,...More
  • "Old Boy" Ticket Sales Hit $500,000 in U.S.
    2005/05/10, Source,
    The movie "Old Boy" has recorded US$500,000 in ticket sales in the U.S., bringing the number of Korean movies that took in more than $500,000 in U.S. box offices to four. The other three movies are ",...More
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    2005/05/08, Source,
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  • German company eyes co-producing movie about composer Yun Isang
    2005/04/21, Source,
    Two producers from a leading German art-house film company visited Seoul this week to discuss a movie project about the life of world-renowned composer Yun Isang, a Korean native who was abducted and imprisoned by a past authoritarian government.

    Pandora Film, an independent film production, mark,...
  • Korea Film Fest of Florence 2005
    2005/03/23, Source,
    Retrospective of Kim Ki-duk to be held also in Milan, Rome, and Turin
    Korea Film Fest
    3rd International Festival of Korean Cinematography in Florence

    South Korea invades Italy in the third engagement of the Korean Film Fest, an internation,...
  • 'Old Boy' to hold a special preview as a form of showcase in the U.S.
    2005/03/19, Source,
    Before its release in the U.S., cinema 'Old Boy' holds a special preview as a form of showcase.

    KOCCA (Korea Culture & Content Agency) U.S.Office said 'Old Boy' is provoking the mos,...
  • Director Prefers to Get Funding From Abroad
    2005/03/09, Source,
    By Han Eun-jung
    Staff Reporter

    Acclaimed South Korean director Kim Ki-duk said that he will not receive local funding for his movies for the time being, according to the Yonhap News Agency.

    Kim said that local funding keeps him from ownin,...
  • Korean Films Target Global Market
    2005/02/23, Source,
    SEOUL (Yonhap) _ A local film studio announced three movie projects targeting the global market.

    The movies are "Smells Like Butter" intended for the general North American audience, and "Love Talk" and "Love House", both targeting fans,...
  • [Local Films With English Subtitles]
    2005/02/04, Source,
    So Cute (Kwiyowo) (2002)
    At noon on Feb. 5
    Seoul Selection

    Everyone has a wish, be it big or small, practical or not. So does each character in this movie. Every character cherishes one small wish, but, in despair, tells the othe,...
  • `Spring' Wins Best Foreign Film of Golden Aries
    2004/12/12, Source,
    By Lee Yong-sung
    Staff Reporter

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 Produced by
 Lee Seung-jae (이승재)
LJ Film (LJ 필름)
Korea Pictures (Korea Pictures)
 Kim Ki-duk (김기덕)
 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
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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