Rent Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter and Spring (2003)

3.9 of 5 from 183 ratings
1h 46min
Rent Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter and Spring (aka Bom yeoreum gaeul gyeoul geurigo bom) Online DVD & Blu-ray Rental
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Synopsis:
On a lake set in a valley in the depths of the mountains sits an isolated dwelling. Here, a Buddhist monk and his young apprentice live in harmony with nature. As the seasons change and the years pass, the carefree child apprentice becomes a young man filled with desire. Despite the continuing wisdom that his master imparts, the young man finds he is emotionally unprepared for the arrival of a young woman. Dealing with feelings of guilt and jealousy, he is forced to confront a darker side of his nature and, resolving to cleanse himself, he serves a penance in the form of a religious mantra.
Later, as winter comes and death makes way for new life, the man prepares to take on the role of teacher...
Actors:
, Yeong-su Oh, , , , Yeo-jin Ha, , , , , Min-Young Song
Directors:
Producers:
Dong-Joo Kim, Seung-jae Lee
Writers:
Ki-duk Kim
Aka:
Bom yeoreum gaeul gyeoul geurigo bom
Studio:
Tartan
Genres:
Drama
Countries:
Korea, Drama
BBFC:
Release Date:
27/09/2004
Run Time:
106 minutes
Languages:
Korean
Subtitles:
English
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.85:1
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • Director Interview
  • Tim Robey Film Notes
  • Behind the Scenes
  • Original Theatrical Trailer
  • World Cinema Trailer Reel

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Reviews (3) of Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter and Spring

Intelligent, Dialogue Driven Film. - Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter and Spring review by Steve Mason

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23/09/2014

Ki-duk wrote, directed and appeared in this piece of philosophical minimalism, set entirely on a tiny floating house, about a monk teaching his apprentice about tolerance, compassion and forbearance. A film almost without incident, but exquisite and illuminating.

2 out of 2 members found this review helpful.

A beautifully simple story. - Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter and Spring review by CP Customer

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17/02/2006

Elegantly simple and beautifully directed, 'Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter... and Spring' tells the story of a Buddhist monk and his young boy disciple who live in a small floating Buddhist monastery on a small lake surrounded by mountains. The boy is full of mischief, but the old monk teaches him lessons that shape him as he grows into manhood with each of the seasons within the film representing a phase of the growing boy's life, it's a simple idea, but a good one. Oh Young-su is excellent as the old monk, who has the wisdom the younger man sorely lacks. His past is a mystery; and the problems his younger disciple encounters makes you wonder what caused him to live a life of seclusion. Director Kim Ki-duk gives an almost heavenly feel to the film, the beautiful landscape and the little monastery in the middle of a lake are stunning, and with a single set and only a few actors, the film packs a powerful punch. Quiet, heartbreaking, beautiful and deceptively simple, highly recommended!

1 out of 2 members found this review helpful.

slow, poetic and melancholic - Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter and Spring review by CP Customer

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13/01/2007

hard to describe. It is poetic, and sad, and full of morals about detachment and such things. Had great reviews and I did like it, but i would not recommend it to everyone, as it is slow going.

1 out of 1 members found this review helpful.

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