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Tuesday, February 10, 2004

Kim Ki-duk's five seasons, or "Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter... and Spring"

Kim Ki-duk’s Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter... and Spring (Viisi vuodenaikaa) opened in Helsinki last Friday, and we went to see it right away. While Kim Ki-duk is not someone from whom to learn how to live as a man and a woman, he manages to captivate with his artistic vision.

In one of the final scenes the young monk, now in his mature years (played by the director himself), after returning to the floating temple in the pond, ties a handmill stone on his waist and starts climbing the mountain as if to repent his previous deeds, with Kim Yông-im’s heartbreaking singing of Chôngsôn Arirang in the background. The monk, bared from the waist up, struggling up the mountain with the millstone hanging from a rope is a strong image, but it’s Kim Yông-im’s voice that almost made me lose my cool.

Here's Chôngsôn (Jeongseon) Arirang sung by Kim Yông-im as an mp3 file (5.4M). (From a site of Korean traditional music) and as a TV performance by the same singer.

Comments to note "Kim Ki-duk's five seasons, or "Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter... and Spring"" (Comments to posts older than 14 days are moderated)

<Blogger asdasd> said on 13.5.06 : 

that's great, i've been looking for that since i have seen the movie... a great korean song, i appreciade your help! thank you again!

<Anonymous Anonymous> said on 3.11.09 : 

thanx!! been searching for this mp3 such a long time..

Jeongseon Arirang Kim Young-im spring summer fall winter "mp3 download"

thanx a lot!!

<Anonymous Anonymous> said on 29.9.10 : 

Gracias por la hermosa película y poder bajar la música que es exelente.

<Anonymous Anonymous> said on 13.12.11 : 

Thank you for the link, had been looking for it as well! What an incredible movie that was, it touched me to no ends.

<Anonymous Anonymous> said on 19.8.14 : 

Thanks a lot for the mp3. I have been searching for a looooong time.
Great movie!!

<Blogger M.Faheem Safdar> said on 24.12.15 : 

Thank you very much. I don't know Korean language, but its a beautifully sung and the movie is simply amazing. love from Pakistan for Korean people and their beautiful culture <3

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