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Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter... And Spring (봄여름가을겨울 그리고 봄)

봄여름가을겨울 그리고 봄 (Bom-yeo-reum-ga-eul-gyeo-wool Geu-ri-go Bom)

Directed by Kim Ki-duk (김기덕)

Screenplay by

Chronicle Drama

106min | Release date in South Korea :

Spring - Child Monk takes life of animals out of innocence
A child monk ties a stone to a back of fish. Same plight awaits a frog and a snake. The child monk roams the brook in search of the fish and the frog as his punishment allotted by the old monk.

Summer - Boy Monk in love learns obsession
The monk is now 17 years old. To the lonely hermitage, a girl comes to convalesce. Before long, warm feelings towards the girl sprouts in the boy's heart. Their ripple in the water turns into an act of love.

Fall - Young Monk in agony of malice
The boy returns to the hermitage in the mountains as a young man in his thirties after committing a murder. The old monk whips him finding the young man attempting suicide in front of the statue of Buddha. Old monk order him to etch the Pranja-parpamitasutra, meanwhile he finds peace in his heart.

Winter - Mature Monk in days of enlightenment
The monk, now in his full maturity retraces his steps to the abandoned hermitage in the mountains. A woman wearing a veil visits the hermitage with a baby. She leaves her baby behind and runs away.

And then spring - Another child monk : cycle of four seasons
The old monk living with another child monk is having a peaceful time in the hermitage...the circle of life keeps on.

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  • 'Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter... And Spring'
    2006/04/01, Source
    Some critics were surprised by what they saw

    Adam Hartzell (internews)

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    A course in Korean film studies will be offered starting this spring at Yale University, one of the elite universities in the United States.

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    Korea Film Fest
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    By Han Eun-jung
    Staff Reporter

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    2004/11/29, Source
    'The 2004 Beijing Korean Film Festival' to be held from Dec. 2 through Dec. 6 in China, is likely to serve as a signal to herald Korean movie's advance into China in earnest.

    For this year's Beijing Korean Film Festival, recent 12 films such as ',...
  • A box-office record of 'Spring Summer Autumn Winter and Spring'
    2004/11/23, Source
    A box-office record of 'Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter... And Spring' by director Kim Ki-duk has exceeded $7 million (approximately 7.7 billio,...More
  • Korean film "TaeGukgi" popular in U.S.
    2004/10/10, Source
    The Korean film, "Taegukgi" (The Brotherhood of War), which is competing in the race for the U.S. Academy Awards' nomination for best foreign film for the first time among Korean movies, earned $1 million in ticket sales at box offices in th,...More
  • Kim's '3-Iron' Hailed as Moral Winner of Venice Film Festival
    2004/09/15, Source
    By Paolo Bertolin

    Kim Ki-duk might have not been winning the Golden Lion at the recently concluded Venice Film Festival, but his 11th film "Pinjip (3-Iron)", recipient of the Best Direc,...
  • New York Times Names Kang Je-gyu 'Steven Spielberg of East Asia'
    2004/09/05, Source
    New York Times introduced movie director Kang Je-gyu as the Steven Spielberg of East Asia, comparing his latest work "Taegukgi: The Brotherhood of War" with "Saving Private Ryan".
  • Five Korean Flicks Get Nod at NZ Film Fest
    2004/07/13, Source
    Cheong Cheol Yong (internews)

    New Zealand's 5-month-long film fantasy has a world of great films on tap

    When New Zealand's biggest film fest, the 2004 New Zealand International Film Festival, opened on the 9th, the beginning of a five-month-long movie marathon hit the road.

    Known as a,...
  • Michael Nyman takes charge of Kim Ki-Duk's Next Film Score
    2004/06/29, Source
    A renowned English film music composer Michael Nyman (60) will be in charge of directing the music for a film production. The movie he will participate in is director Kim Ki-duk's next movie ",...More
  • He Knows how to Sell Celluloid
    2003/12/22, Source
    by Hwang Su-cheol

    In the Korean movie industry, dominated by comedies, Kim Dong-joo, the CEO of Showist and the executive producer of a movie "Old boy", is making waves.
    Kim thought that "Old boy", a 1997 series of comic books by Nobuaki,...
  • Four Korean films invited to Sundance
    2003/12/16, Source
    Two feature films, a short film and a documentary from Korea have been selected to screen in the 2004 Sundance Film Festival, which is scheduled to run from January 15 to 25 in Park City, Utah.

    The feature films in the World Cinema section include IM Sang-soo's Venice contender,...
  • Korean films sell well at MIFED
    2003/11/21, Source
    Korean international sales companies saw strong business at the recent MIFED film market in Milan, Italy. A large number of Korean films were sold to other territories, with strong interest being shown in titles Old Boy, Untold Scandal, Legend of the Evil Lake and others.

  • Memories of Murder takes 3 awards at San Sebastian
    2003/10/01, Source
    Memories of Murder, the acclaimed hit film by director Bong Joon-ho, was named winner of three awards by three different juries at the 51st San Sebastian International Film F,...More
  • Sony Pictures Classics buys Spring, Summer...
    2003/09/29, Source
    Sony Pictures Classics, one of the best known distributors of arthouse and foreign-language films in the U.S., has picked up North American rights to Kim Ki-duk's acclaimed ninth film, Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter... and Spring. The film depicts,...More
  • Spring, Summer... awarded at Locarno
    2003/08/27, Source
    Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter... And Spring, the 9th film by Korean director Kim Ki-duk, was warmly received at the Locarno International Film Festival and came home with four minor awards. Set at a remote Buddhist temple and depicting several st,...More

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 Produced by
 Lee Seung-jae (이승재)
LJ Film (LJ 필름)
Korea Pictures (Korea Pictures)
 Kim Ki-duk (김기덕)
 Jang Cheol-soo (장철수)
 Assistant director
 Roh Hong-jin (노홍진)
 Directing department
 Park Jong-chul (박종철)
 Lighting / Cinematography department
 Jang Cheol-soo (장철수)
 Editing department
 Kim Jeong-hwan-IV (김정환)
 Production department
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106 min 35mm Panoramic (1.85)
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Release date in South Korea : 2003/09/19
 Korea, South - 2003/9/19

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