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Rating: 9 stars


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Seen on: 03/15/2020

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Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter... and Spring (2003)

Directed by Kim Ki-duk

Drama | Romance

Most recently watched by sleestakk, lolareels


An isolated lake, where an old monk lives in a small floating temple. The monk has a young boy living with him, learning to become a monk. We watch as seasons and years pass by.

Length 103 minutes


Kim Ki-duk | Kim Young-min | Ha Yeo-jin | Kim Jong-ho | Kim Jung-young | Song Min-young | Ji Dae-han | Seo Jae-kyeong | Oh Yeong-su | Park Ji-ah

Viewing Notes

A testament to how great this movie is: started viewing at 4am already sleepy and the movie is very quiet with little to no dialogue about a monk living in a temple in the middle of a lake, literally the ingredients to make Jay fall asleep, yet I was completely glued into this story.

Now I get it. Wish I hadn’t waited so long to watch it.

Only dvd available at my library and I’m guessing it doesn’t have a Blu release but damn this is one that deserves it. Actually surprised that Criterion hasn’t picked it up. It is perfect for their collection.


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