About

This South Korean film takes place on an isolated lake, where an old monk lives in a small floating temple. The monk has a young boy living with him, learning to become a monk. We watch as seasons and years pass by.

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Directed by

Kim Ki-duk

Written by

Kim Ki-duk (Author)

Runtime

103 minutes

Country

Germany, South Korea

Language

Korean

Tagline

What you like, others will also like.

Cast

Keywords

buddhism philosophy countryside isolation dying and death meditation child south korea life and death season becoming an adult buddhist monk taskmaster penalty living together temple restart religious education attachment to nature mountain lake cycle mortification

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