Coming Out at 19 September 2003 in theaters.
“Bom yeoreum gaeul gyeoul geurigo bom”
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter… and Spring is directed by Kim Ki-duk about a Buddhist monastery that floats on a lake in a pristine forest. The story is about the life of a Buddhist monk as he passes through the seasons of his life, from childhood to old age.
The film stars Su Oh-yeong, Kim Young-min, Seo Jae-kyung and Kim Jong-ho. The director himself appears as the man in the last stage of life. The film was released in the United States in 2004 by Sony Pictures Classics, in subtitle format.
The film is divided into five segments, each segment depicting a stage in the life of a novice Buddhist monk and his older teacher. The segments are roughly ten to twenty years apart, and the action of each takes place during the season of its title. The story unfolds rather simply, but the implications of the characters’ actions are silently commented upon by the presence of Buddhist symbols and iconography.
Director: Ki-duk Kim
Writer: Ki-duk Kim
Stars: Ki-duk Kim, Yeong-su Oh, Jong-ho Kim, Min Choi, Young-min Kim
|Yeong-su Oh||…||Old Monk|
|Ki-duk Kim||…||Adult Monk|
|Young-min Kim||…||Young Adult Monk|
|Jae-kyeong Seo||…||Boy Monk|
|Yeo-jin Ha||…||The Girl|
|Jong-ho Kim||…||Child Monk|
|Jeong-yeong Kim||…||The Girl’s Mother|
|Dae-han Ji||…||Detective Ji|
|Min Choi||…||Detective Choi|
|Ji-a Park||…||The Baby’s Mother|
|Min-Young Song||…||The Baby|
Sources: imdb & wikipedia