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Statements consisting only of original research should be removed. April Learn how and when to remove this template message The film is divided into five segments the titular seasonseach segment depicting a stage in the life of a novice Buddhist monk and his older teacher.
The segments are roughly ten to twenty years apart, and the action of each takes place during the season of its title. The story unfolds rather simply, but the implications of the characters' actions are silently commented upon by the presence of Buddhist symbols and iconography.
Spring[ edit ] We are introduced to the life of the very young Buddhist apprentice living with Winter and summer master on a small floating monastery, drifting on a lake in the serene forested mountains of Korea.
The apprentice and his master live a life of prayer and meditation, using an old rowboat to reach the bank of the lake where they regularly go walking, for exercise and to collect herbs. One day, in a creek among the rocky hills, the apprentice torments a fish by tying a small stone to it with string and laughing as it struggles to swim.
Shortly after, he does the same to a frog and a snake; his master quietly observes on all three occasions, and that night ties a large, smooth rock to the apprentice as he sleeps. In the morning, he tells his apprentice that he cannot take off the rock until he unties the creatures he tormented—adding that if any of them have died, he will "carry the stone in his heart forever".
The boy struggles with the load on his back through the forest, and finds the fish, lying dead at the bottom of the creek, finds the frog still alive and struggling where he left it, and finds the snake in a pool of blood, presumably attacked and killed by another animal, unable to get away.
The master watches as the boy begins to cry heavily at seeing what he has done to the snake. Summer[ edit ] The apprentice now in his teenage years encounters a mother and daughter dressed in modern clothes, indicating that the film takes place in modern times walking along the forest path, looking for the monastery.
The apprentice silently greets them and rows them across the lake to the monastery, where a colorful rooster is now part of the household. In Buddhist art this bird is the representation of desire and craving. The master agrees to take in the teenage girl for a time, and the mother leaves.
Over the next few days, the apprentice finds himself sexually attracted to the girl, but is too shy to say anything; however, when he finds her sleeping in front of the Buddha statue, he is unable to resist groping her breast.
She wakes up and slaps him. In a guilty panic, the apprentice begins to pray incessantly, something his master notes as strange. Touching the apprentice's shoulder, the girl seems to forgive him.
Eventually, the two wander off into the forest and have sex. They repeat the act over the next few nights, hiding their relationship from the master, until he discovers them asleep and naked, drifting around the lake in the rowboat.
He wakes them up by pulling the plug out of a drain hole in the boat.The new Olympic Channel brings you news, highlights, exclusive behind the scenes, live events and original programming, 24 hours a day, days per year.
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