Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter... and Spring (2003) Korea
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Director:Kim Ki-duk
Studio:Sony Pictures
Rating:4.5 (101 votes)
Date Added:2010-02-22
Genre:Art House & International
Picture Format:Widescreen
Aspect Ratio:1.85:1
Subtitles:English, French
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Kim Ki-duk  ...  (Director)
  ...  (Writer)
Min Choi  ...  
Yeo-jin Ha  ...  
Dae-han Ji  ...  
Jong-ho Kim (II)  ...  
Jung-young Kim (II)  ...  
Tags: Buddhism Drama Asia Course

Summary: Working miracles with only a single set and a handful of characters, Korean director Kim Ki-Duk creates a wise little gem of a movie. As the title suggests, the action takes place in five distinct episodes, but sometimes many years separate the seasons. The setting is a floating monastery in a pristine mountain lake, where an elderly monk teaches a boy the lessons of life--although when the boy grows to manhood, he inevitably must learn a few hard lessons for himself. By the time the story reaches its final sections, you realize you have witnessed the arc of existence--not one person's life, but everyone's. It's as enchanting as a Buddhist fable, but it's not precious; Kim (maker of the notorious "The Isle") consistently surprises you with a sex scene or an explosion of black comedy; he also vividly acts in the Winter segment, when the lake around the monastery eerily freezes. "--Robert Horton"