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SYMPATHY FOR MR. VENGEANCE

Boksuneun naui geot

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Directed by Park Chan-wook
South Korea, 2002
Crime, Drama, Thriller
      Korean
      English

Synopsis

Urgently in need of the money to pay for his gravely ill sister’s kidney transplant, Ryu, a punky deaf-mute factory worker, resorts to kidnapping the daughter of a wealthy industrialist—an act of desperation which leads to a series of events that spiral into a bloody cycle of violence and revenge.

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Oldboy wasn’t even the half of it! South Korea’s Park Chan-wook began his famed “Vengeance Trilogy” with this wild, magnificently stylish thriller. Initially given only the smallest of releases, it became a cult phenomenon—and depending on who you ask, may be even better than its more famous cousin.

Synopsis

Urgently in need of the money to pay for his gravely ill sister’s kidney transplant, Ryu, a punky deaf-mute factory worker, resorts to kidnapping the daughter of a wealthy industrialist—an act of desperation which leads to a series of events that spiral into a bloody cycle of violence and revenge.

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Sympathy for Mr. VengeanceDirected byPark Chan-wook
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Berlin International Film Festival
2003

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