Lady Vengeance (2005)
AKA: Chinjeolhan Geumjassi; Sympathy for Lady Vengeance
Directed by: Park Chan-wook
Starring: Lee Young-ae (Geum-ja), Choi Min-sik (Baek), Kim Byeong-ok (Preacher), Kim Si-hoo (Geun-shik)
Country: South Korea, Asian Cinema
Language: Korean (English Subs)
Genres: Captivity, Revenge, Torture, Violence against Men
Plot – Spoilers:
Geum-ja has just been released from prison after 13 years for having kidnapped and killed a young boy. While in prison, Geum-ja was popular among the inmates and guards for her kindness and explicit remorse as a born-again Christian. Now that she’s out, she joins a bakery but appears – to those who’ve known her – to have turned cold and even a little intimidating. She also seems to have brutal plans in place for an unknown man.
Appropriately also known as Sympathy for Lady Vengeance, this one oozes style and great music while wallowing in the idea that for some, there is no such thing as remorse. Only eternal damnation.
Really liked this highly entertaining but did she have to shoot the dog?
The actress, Lee yeong ae admit she only accepted the role because she wants a “different identity” after being typecast because of her tv hit series Dae Jang geum. Where she plays as very demure and wholesome character oppose to her role in Lady vengeance, sadly for her it doesn’t help her career and public image as Yeong ae still known as Jang geum until to this day.
I found Asian cinema ( in particular Japanese ) is much better quality than American.
Your movies surely seem to buffer a lot and when I say a lot I mean every few minutes or so.
Either way, though I’m very appreciative of this site and enjoyed this movie among others! Keep up the good work! 😀
Such a lovely move on a goulish subject. What ever, I liked it
awesome film. That final quarter was proper intense
Cinema outside of Hollywood always feels refreshing to me. I find more unique ideas out of those realms whether it be from France, Canada, Japan, South Korea.
A true masterpiece really enjoyed every second, thank you effed up moderators 👍