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The Resource Bom yeoreum gaeul gyeoul geurigo bom : Spring, summer, fall, winter-- and spring, Sony Pictures Classics ; presented by Korea Pictures Co. Ltd. ; production [by] LJ Film Co. Ltd. ; co-production [with] Pandora Film ; written / directed by Kim Ki-Duk ; producer, Lee Seung-Jae, (videorecording)

Bom yeoreum gaeul gyeoul geurigo bom : Spring, summer, fall, winter-- and spring, Sony Pictures Classics ; presented by Korea Pictures Co. Ltd. ; production [by] LJ Film Co. Ltd. ; co-production [with] Pandora Film ; written / directed by Kim Ki-Duk ; producer, Lee Seung-Jae, (videorecording)

Label
Bom yeoreum gaeul gyeoul geurigo bom : Spring, summer, fall, winter-- and spring
Title
Bom yeoreum gaeul gyeoul geurigo bom
Title remainder
Spring, summer, fall, winter-- and spring
Statement of responsibility
Sony Pictures Classics ; presented by Korea Pictures Co. Ltd. ; production [by] LJ Film Co. Ltd. ; co-production [with] Pandora Film ; written / directed by Kim Ki-Duk ; producer, Lee Seung-Jae
Title variation
Spring, summer, fall, winter-- and spring
Contributor
Actor
Screenwriter
Cinematographer
Director
Producer
Subject
Genre
Language
  • kor
  • kor
  • eng
  • fre
  • kor
Summary
  • A tiny Buddhist monastery floats on a raft amidst a breathtaking lnadscape, tended to by a solitary Monk. Into this serene setting comes a young child, who will become the Old Monk's protégé...and so begins a lifelong journey of hope, despair, passion and redemption... -- from description on container
  • It's springtime in a small house floating on a small raft on a small lake, surrounded on all sides by steep walls of forest or stone, broken here and there by ravines. Old Monk lives here with his young apprentice. The lesson for Spring is about pain and guilt and conscience, Summer's the cruelty of desire, Autumn's about letting go of rage, and Winter's about penance and finding peace. And so Spring comes around again, and the cycle begins anew, as it must, and within that compass are life, faith, growth, love, jealousy, hate, cruelty, mystery, redemption ... and nature. The film functions as a kind of Zen koan, paying keen attention to the purest and most elementary things--good and bad alike--that make us human
Awards note
Winner, 2003 Blue Dragon Award [Korean 'Oscars']--Best Film; 2003 Locarno International Film Festival, C.I.C.A.E. (Confédération Internationale des Cinémas d'Art & Essai) Award, Don Quixote Award, Netpac (Network for the Promotion of Asian Cinema) Award, Youth Jury Award--Ki-duk Kim.
Cataloging source
TEFMT
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Cinematographer, Baek Dong-Hyun ; editor, Kim Ki-Duk ; music, Bark Ji-Woong ; wardrobe, Kim Min-Hee ; art, Won Ki-Ju
Date time place
Originally produced as a Korean motion picture in 2003
Intended audience
MPAA rating: Rated R for some strong sexuality
Language note
In Korean with optional subtitles in English or French
LC call number
PN1997.2
LC item number
.B66 2004 DVD
PerformerNote
Oh Yeong-Su (Old monk), Kim Ki-Duk (Adult monk), Kim Young-Min (Young monk), Seo Jae-Kyung (Boy monk), Ha Yeo-Jin (the Girl), Kim Jong-Ho (Child monk), Kim Jung-Young (the girl's Mother), Ji Dae-Han (Detective Ji), Choi Min (Detective Choi), Park Ji-A (the baby's Mother), Song Min-Young (the Baby)
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1960-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Kim, Ki-dŏk
  • Lee, Seung-Jae
  • Oh, Yeong-su
  • Kim, Young-Min
  • Seo, Jae-Kyung
  • Ha, Yeo-Jin
  • Kim, Chong-ho
  • Kim, Jung-Young
  • Ji, Dae-Han
  • Choi, Min
  • Park, Ji-A
  • Baek, Dong-Hyun
  • Sony Pictures Classics (Firm)
  • Kʻoria Pʻikchʻyŏsŭ (Chu)
  • Eljei Pʻillŭm (Firm)
  • Pandora Film (Firm)
  • Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment (Firm)
Runtime
103
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Buddhist monks
  • Seasons
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Murderers
  • Detectives
  • Sacrifice
  • Redemption
  • Foreign films
  • Motion pictures, Korean
Target audience
adult
Technique
live action
Label
Bom yeoreum gaeul gyeoul geurigo bom : Spring, summer, fall, winter-- and spring, Sony Pictures Classics ; presented by Korea Pictures Co. Ltd. ; production [by] LJ Film Co. Ltd. ; co-production [with] Pandora Film ; written / directed by Kim Ki-Duk ; producer, Lee Seung-Jae, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Special features: Previews (10 min.)
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Contents
Start -- Spring -- Herbs -- Stone I -- Summer -- Healing -- Lust -- Fall -- Punishment -- Winter -- Stone II -- And spring
Control code
ocm55771846
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (ca. 103 min.)
Isbn
9781404952072
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
  • 043396041271
  • 043396041318
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
04127
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)55771846
System details
DVD; Region 1; 5.1 Dolby Digital surround; anamorphic widescreen presentation, aspect ratio 1.85:1
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Bom yeoreum gaeul gyeoul geurigo bom : Spring, summer, fall, winter-- and spring, Sony Pictures Classics ; presented by Korea Pictures Co. Ltd. ; production [by] LJ Film Co. Ltd. ; co-production [with] Pandora Film ; written / directed by Kim Ki-Duk ; producer, Lee Seung-Jae, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
Special features: Previews (10 min.)
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Contents
Start -- Spring -- Herbs -- Stone I -- Summer -- Healing -- Lust -- Fall -- Punishment -- Winter -- Stone II -- And spring
Control code
ocm55771846
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (ca. 103 min.)
Isbn
9781404952072
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
  • 043396041271
  • 043396041318
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
04127
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)55771846
System details
DVD; Region 1; 5.1 Dolby Digital surround; anamorphic widescreen presentation, aspect ratio 1.85:1
Video recording format
DVD

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