South Korea 2003. Director Kim Ki-duk.
Life, time, change: the five-part relationship between a Buddhist monk and his young protégé. The boy grows up and leaves, the monk grows old, the boy returns, the cycle repeats. A beautiful, deliberate film on the themes of human frailty, redemption through withdrawal from the world, the importance of tradition. “Rarely has a movie this simple moved me this deeply,” Roger Ebert.
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