Monday, May 7, 2007

Spring, summer, autumn, winter and spring (2003) (korean)

Wednesday, September 21, 2005 @ 10:55 AM

Another one of Kim ki-duk's astonishing movies. This one is a lot more acceptable to western audiences. Still I don't think you should classify it as a regular asian movie, as it still has the deep visionary of Kim ki-duk. With a great plot, a hidden love story, and once again the little dialog.

The movie is about a young boy and a elder monk. They both live in a cottage that floats on a lake (see pictures below), and if they need to collect herbs or if they receive guests they have a little rowing-boat which they use to transport everyone and everything in. As the seasons unfold we can see big changes happening in every aspect of the monk and the boy's life. From good to bad things, the elder monk tries to eductate the boy in such a spiritual way that the boy leads a clean and decent life. But even for them life has its twists, even they are faced with love, jealousy, hate and off course above all....getting older.

I think this was a beautiful movie. Beautiful storyline, nice sceneries, and even with the little amount of dialog, the movie was still interesting enough to watch. By far one of Kim ki-duks greatest work in my oppinon.

score 4 out of 5 stars

posted by Papigiulio.

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