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.