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Lady Vengeance


ladyvengeanceAfter serving 13 years in prison for kidnapping and killing a boy, Geum-ja (Lee Yeong-ae) is released and prepares to exact revenge on the real culprit (Choi Min-Shik)… and get back in touch with her daughter. The concluding chapter of Park Chan-wook’s revenge trilogy doesn’t engage you the way Oldboy (2003) did, but the skillful direction and the dark tone keeps you interested. As a fantasy, it is bound to challenge any parent who has ever said “gimme five minutes alone with that child molester”… but the film rarely goes beneath the surface. Lee gives a strong performance as the friendly-looking but vengeful lady.

2005-South Korea. 115 min. Color. Widescreen. Directed by Park Chan-wook. Screenplay: Park Chan-wook, Jeong Seo-kyeong. Cinematography: Chung Chung-hoon. Cast: Lee Yeong-ae (Lee Geum-ja ), Choi Min-Shik (Mr. Baek), Kim Si-hu (Geun-shik), Nam Il-woo, Kim Byeong-ok, Oh Dal-Su… Song Kang-ho. 

Trivia: Original title: Chinjeolhan geumjassi. Alternative title: Sympathy for Lady Vengeance. 



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