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Bom, yeoreum, gaeul, gyeowool, geurigo, bom (Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter... and Spring) / Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter... and Spring
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Nobody escapes the changes in the seasons which give rhythm to our existence, from birth to death; not even the two monks who share their hermitage isolated in the mountains. Under the sharp eyes of the older monk, the younger one experiences the seasons. Spring: a child monk laughs as he watches a frog trying to get rid of a stone on its back. He laughs less when the same fate is inflicted on him as punishment by the old monk. Summer: the young monk is now 17, and experiences his first feelings of love with the arrival of a young, convalescent girl who has come to rest. Autumn: in his 30s and back at the hermitage, the old monk whips him when he tries to commit suicide in front of Buddha's statue. Winter: now in his mature years, the monk returns to the hermitage, no longer inhabited. A pregnant woman arrives. Spring: the old monk converses with nature. Nearby, a child monk plays...
BIOGRAPHY
Born in Bonghwa (Korea). A worker at the age of 17, sailor at 20, and subsequently aspiring priest, he moved to France in 1990, where he earned a living selling his paintings. With no cinematographic education, he taught himself while making his movies, debuting as a director with The Crocodile (1996). This was followed by titles such as The Isle (1999), Address Unknown (2001), Bad Guy (2002) and The Coast Guard (2002), all of which have participated in competitions at various festivals.
CAST & CREW
Director
Kim Ki-duk Ki-Duk
Screenplay
Kim Ki-duk
Photography
Baek Dong-hyun
Edition
Kim Ki-duk
Cast
Oh Young-soo, Kim Jong-ho, Seo Jae-kyung, Kim Young-min
Sales
Cineclick Asia 3F Incline Bldg. Daechi-dong, Gangnam-du, Seoul 135-280 Tel 82 2
Running Time
103 m.
Country
Hego Korea - Alemania
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