Film Screening

Sympathy for Mr.Vengeance

Directed by Park, Chan-wook 2002
22 August 2008

After his hugely successful breakthrough film, Joint Security Area in 2000, director Park Chan-wook had the opportunity to make just about any kind of movie he wanted. However, his ultimate decision was to go back to a scenario he had written in the mid-1990ís: a grim, violent tale about the kidnapping of a young girl and the father who sets out for revenge. The result is a movie that will give you nightmares but leave you in awe of its power.

Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance opens with the narration of Ryu, a deaf man with bleached green hair who works in a smelting factory. Ryu is desperate to find a kidney transplant for his dying sister, and he assures her he will do everything in his power to save her. When his initial plans fail, however, he and his girlfriend, a leftist with radical views, find themselves contemplating the unthinkable. goo
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