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Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter... and Spring -- This film takes place in an isolated lake, where an old monk lives on a small floating temple. The wise master has also a young boy with him that teaches to become a monk. And we watch as seasons and years pass by.
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter... and Spring -- This film takes place in an isolated lake, where an old monk lives on a small floating temple. The wise master has also a young boy with him that teaches to become a monk. And we watch as seasons and years pass by.

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Writer:
Ki-duk Kim (writer)
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Release Date:
19 September 2003 (South Korea) See more »
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Plot:
On an isolated lake, an old monk lives on a small floating temple. The wise master has also a young boy with him who learns to become a monk. And we watch as seasons and years pass by. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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12 wins & 7 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Totally different See more (136 total) »

Cast

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Yeong-su Oh ... Old Monk (as Young-soo Oh)

Ki-duk Kim ... Adult Monk
Young-min Kim ... Young Adult Monk
Jae-kyeong Seo ... Boy Monk
Yeo-jin Ha ... The Girl
Jong-ho Kim ... Child Monk
Jung-young Kim ... The Girl's Mother
Dae-han Ji ... Detective Ji
Min Choi ... Detective Choi
Ji-a Park ... The Baby's Mother
Min-Young Song ... The Baby
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Directed by
Ki-duk Kim 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Ki-duk Kim  writer

Produced by
Karl Baumgartner .... co-producer
Soma Chung .... executive producer
Raimond Goebel .... co-producer
Dong-Joo Kim .... producer
So-hee Kim .... co-producer
Seung-jae Lee .... producer
 
Original Music by
Ji-woong Park 
 
Cinematography by
Dong-hyeon Baek 
 
Film Editing by
Ki-duk Kim 
 
Costume Design by
Min-Hee Kim 
 
Sound Department
Stephan Konken .... sound re-recording mixer
Bon-seung Ku .... sound
Richard Welsh .... dolby sound consultant
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Bom yeoreum gaeul gyeoul geurigo bom" - South Korea (original title)
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MPAA:
Rated R for some strong sexuality
Runtime:
103 min
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1.85 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Argentina:16 | Australia:MA | Canada:14A (Alberta/British Columbia/Ontario) | Canada:18A (Manitoba) | Canada:13+ (Quebec) | Chile:14 | Czech Republic:15 | Denmark:11 | Finland:K-15 (original rating) | Finland:K-11 (re-rating) | Germany:12 | Hong Kong:IIB | Hungary:16 | Italy:T | Japan:R-15 | Mexico:B15 | Netherlands:MG6 | Norway:11 | Portugal:M/12 | Singapore:M18 | South Korea:15 | Sweden:7 | Switzerland:12 (canton of Geneva) | Switzerland:12 (canton of Vaud) | Switzerland:12 (canton of the Grisons) | UK:15 | USA:R

Did You Know?

Trivia:
The inscription on the floor is "The Heart Sutra", one of the most important Sutra of Mahayana Buddhism, written in literary Chinese.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When the young monk finishes inscribing the Heart Sutra on the floor and falls down exhausted, the inscriptions below him change between shots (even though he is lying motionless). In one shot, the inscriptions he is lying on have been painted; and as he wakes up, the paint is gone.See more »
Quotes:
Old Monk:Didn't you know beforehand how the world of men is? Sometimes we have to let go of the things we like. What you like, others will also like."See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in The Holiday (2006)See more »

FAQ

What is the Korean song played while the monk is climbing the mountain?
what does the song mean that is played while the child monk ties stone to fish and snake?
What are the differences between the International Version and the Original Version?
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3 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Totally different, 26 November 2006
Author: daniel Carbajo López from Barcelona, Spain

Two monks (master and apprentice) live in a isolated temple in the mountains. The young one its doing his way to learn about the paths of life. One the the arriving of a mother with her daughter to the temple will change their peaceful life. The young one will learn about love and jealousy and will learn by heart the prices of loving too obsessively. With a very different rhythm and a sense of quietness very unusual, the movie tells us a tao story inside the most spectacular mountains of Korea. Dialogues are forbidden (almost) because they are not needed, and it is task of the actors (good job) to make us understand what is happening. Though being very different (this may do not like to everybody), the photography is superb and the story, though very slow (as demanded in the atmosphere of the film) is very touching and heart-taking.

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