Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter... and Spring

Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter... and Spring
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter... and Spring
  • R
  • 1h 42m
  • 2004
Certified Fresh94%
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From acclaimed Korean writer/director Kim Ki-Duk comes this exquisitely beautiful and award-winning human drama set on a tree-lined lake where a tiny Buddhist monastery floats on a raft. Under the vigilant eye of Old Monk (Yeong-su Oh), Child Monk learns a hard lesson about the nature of sorrow when some of his childish games turn cruel. In the intensity and lushness of summer, the monk, now a young man (Young-min Kim), experiences the power of lust, a desire that will ultimately lead him to dark deeds. With winter, the man atones for his past actions, and spring starts the cycle anew. With an extraordinary attention to visual detail, Kim has crafted an original yet universal story about the human spirit, moving from innocence, through love and evil, to enlightenment and finally rebirth.
© 2003 2004 Korea Pictures, LJ Film Co. Ltd. and Pandora Filmproduktion GmbH. All Rights Reserved.

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

Certified Fresh94%
Critics Consensus: A visually stunning and contemplative piece of work.
New York Magazine/Vulture
Peter Rainer

The impression this movie leaves is profound: Here is an artist who sees things whole.

June 20, 2017
Orlando Sentinel
Roger Moore

This is as close to a Zen experience as the movies offer.

June 20, 2017
Arizona Republic
Richard Nilsen

A balm for the soul and a reminder that even in the frenetic city, the cosmos has its own steady p...

June 20, 2017
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Eleanor Ringel Cater

The picture's extraordinary beauty is inescapable.

June 20, 2017
Minneapolis Star Tribune
Jeff Strickler

As with most collections of short stories, some are more interesting than others. And the pacing i...

June 20, 2017
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Additional Info

  • Genre:Drama
  • Release Date:April 2, 2004
  • Languages:English
  • Captions:English
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