Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter... and Spring

Follow
Released 2004

USER EDITOR

No Editor

User Score: 0

N/A
out of 10
User Rating
0 votes

SHOW REVIEWS
By TV.com Users

Write A Review

Movie Summary

Director:
Ki-duk Kim
Released:
2004
Rating:
R
From acclaimed Korean writer/director Kim Ki-Duk comes this exquisitely beautiful and award-winning human drama set on a tree-lined lake where a tiny Buddhist monastery floats on a raft. Under the vigilant eye of Old Monk (Yeong-su Oh), Child Monk learns a hard lesson about the nature of sorrow when some of his childish games turn cruel. In the intensity and lushness of summer, the monk, now a young man (Young-min Kim), experiences the power of lust, a desire that will ultimately lead him to dark deeds. With winter, the man atones for his past actions, and spring starts the cycle anew. With an extraordinary attention to visual detail, Kim has crafted an original yet universal story about the human spirit, moving from innocence, through love and evil, to enlightenment and finally rebirth.

Trailer

Metacritic Score

  • 90

    The New York Times Dana Stevens

    An exquisitely simple movie. Mr. Kim manages to isolate something essential about human nature and at the same time, even more astonishingly, to comprehend the scope of human exper...

  • 90

    Los Angeles Times Kenneth Turan

    As meditative and beautiful as its title would indicate. What is a surprise is the extent to which it manages to be involving if you can put yourself on its wavelength.

  • 80

    Variety Derek Elley

    A sublime, witty, gritty and transcendental movie reflecting one man's life journey.

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

FILTER BY TYPE

More Info About This Movie

Categories

Drama

Themes

Foreign Language