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Movie Review: 'Spring Summer Fall Winter... and Spring'

Surrounded by a mountain forest, a Buddhist monastery floats on a lake in the new movie Spring Summer Fall Winter... and Spring. Bob Mondello says that within the monastery's walls, director Kim Ki-Duk finds all of life's angers, sorrows and joys.

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Bob Mondello, who jokes that he was a jinx at the beginning of his critical career — hired to write for every small paper that ever folded in Washington, just as it was about to collapse — saw that jinx broken in 1984 when he came to NPR.