Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter… and Spring

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Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter… and Spring ★★★ Bom Yeorum Gaeul Gyeoul Geurigo…Bom 2003 (R)

Telling his tale in five segments as the title suggests, writer-director-actor Ki-Duk departs from his typically violent fare and poignantly walks through the life of a young Buddhist monk—from his beginnings as a mischievous boy to a troubled adult running from the law and his demons—and his relationship with an older monk serving as his mentor. All scenes take place in a floating monastery (created specifically for the film) in a breathtaking Korean lake that truly reflects the drama's elegance and stark simplicity. In Korean, with English subtitles. 102m/C VHS, DVD . KN Oh Young Soo, Kim Ki Duk, Kim Young Min, Seo Jae Kyung, Ha Yeo Jin, Kim Jong Ho, Kim Jung Young, Ji Dae Han, Choi Min, Park Ji A, Song Min Young; D: Kim Ki Duk, Kim Ki Duk; C: Baek Dong Hyun; M: Bark Jee Wong.