Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter... And Spring
young boy lives in a small floating temple on a beautiful lake, together
with an elderly master who teaches him the ways of the Buddha. Years
later the boy, now a young man, experiences his sexual awakening with a
girl who has come to the temple to be healed by the master. The youth
runs away to the outside world but his lust turns his life into hell, so
he returns to the lake temple to find spiritual enlightenment.
beautifully written tale is directed by Kim Ki-duk who combines the
stunning cinemotography of Dong-hyeon Baek with the tale of a young
Buddhist Monk that is being taught the lessons of Buddha by his elderly
master. Unfortunately as this boy grows, he soon learns the hardship of
a pure life when a mother brings her sick teenager daughter for healing.
The boy, now a teenager decides to leave his teachings and follow his
pursuit for love in this gripping story that is sure to engage even the
most staunchest of viewers.
video quality of this masterpiece is presented in 16:9 enhanced wide
screen that has extraodinary clear and sharp pictures with vivid colours
of Dong-hyeon Baek's cinematrograph. The audio is unfortunately Dolby
Digital 2.0 stereo but fortunately it does not affect this engaging tale
one way or another.