Lady Vengeance (2005)

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Avg Rating: 4.3 / 5. Voted: 45

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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)
Runtime: 01:55:07
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.

9 thoughts on “Lady Vengeance (2005)

  • May 13, 2020 at 6:27 pm
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    Really liked this highly entertaining but did she have to shoot the dog?

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    • June 28, 2020 at 10:04 pm
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      I think the dog represented innocence, remember she chose a different dog and the man chose the one she shot for her. The dog was carefree and happy like the children and then the horror of their type of death. This is just my take on it. Great effed up movie .

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  • September 29, 2020 at 2:10 am
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    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.

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  • November 24, 2020 at 5:13 am
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    I found Asian cinema ( in particular Japanese ) is much better quality than American.

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    • May 18, 2021 at 1:12 am
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      Anything is better than american made

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  • May 9, 2021 at 8:06 am
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    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! 😀

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  • September 19, 2021 at 7:41 am
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    Such a lovely move on a goulish subject. What ever, I liked it

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  • October 1, 2021 at 5:24 pm
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    awesome film. That final quarter was proper intense

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  • October 2, 2021 at 11:47 pm
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    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.

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