Director - Kim Ki-Duk
Genre - Drama
The calm, tranquil existence of a temple and its inhabitants is slowly changed by the turbulent world that surrounds it. Spanning years and change of seasons, the life of a child monk as he grows up to learn of lust and greed is poignantly told. Kim has a religious habit of studying the human psyche in his films and here, he has chosen the loss of one's purity as his theme. Innocence ravaged, can never be whole again. Kim even makes an appearance here displaying his toned physique. An enlightening and spiritual work of art depicting the karmatic circle of life.
All about Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter... and Spring