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Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter... and Spring

A tiny Buddhist monastery floats on a raft amidst a breathtaking landscape, tended to by a solitary Monk. Into this serene setting comes a young child, who will become the old monk's protege...and so begins a lifelong journey of hope, despair, passion and redemption. From the brash actions of youth, through the dawn of adolescence and the fullness of adulthood, one man's life lessons are learned as seasons pass, his emotional inner life changing as the landscape around him. Award-winning Korean writer/director/editor Kim Ki-duk has crafted a lushly exotic yet universal story about the human spirit and its evolution, from Innocence to Love, Evil to Enlightenment, and ultimately to Rebirth.

Year: 2003
Genre: Drama, Film Festivals 2004, Korean Cinema, Theo's Favourites
Country: Germany, Korea
Director: Kim Ki-duk
Starring: Oh Yeong-Su, Kim Ki-duk, Kim Yeong-min
Duration: 98 Minutes
Rating: M - Contains violence and sex scenes.
Subtitles: Yes
Location in store: Foreign (Korea)

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