Plot: An old monk living in a serene lakeside monastery lets a kid disciple to learn life the tough way. The disciple's life stages are depicted over seasons, over years. Finally, the baton is passed and the disciple now lives the role of the monk and nurtures his own kid. Nothing else changes.
- This must be one of the most simple,yet influential films I have come to see. A film by Ki-duk Kim that is as poetic as it is surreal.
- The location has been captured in all its splendour over four different seasons and it's a sheer delight to watch the seasons unfurl!
- Each season has its own moments to cherish, and the monk earns the admiration for his work. So do the different forms of the disciple.
- Music plays a sizable role in the transformations the kid undergoes.
Simple yet Soulful!