Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance (2002)

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Avg Rating: 4.4 / 5. Voted: 41

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Directed by: Park Chan-wook
Starring: Ha-kyun Shin (Ryu), Bae Doona (Ryu’s girlfriend), Song Kang-Ho (Yu-sun’s father), Bo-bae Han (Yu-sun), Ji-Eun Lim (Ryu’s sister)
Country: South Korea
Language: Korean (Eng Subs)
Runtime: 02:01:21
Genres: Kidnapping, Siblings-Family, Revenge

Plot – Spoilers:
This was the first in Park Chan-wook’s Vengeance Trilogy, the others being, Oldboy and Lady Vengeance.

A deaf-mute Ryu labours away at a brutal factory that leaves him senseless by the end of day. The one thing that keeps him toiling away, is the money he’s been able to save up for his sister who needs a kidney. But desperation soon sees Ryu slip into the worlds of organ trafficking and kidnapping.

The film continually flips who or what Mr Vengeance is. And in the hands of the Korean master of violent humour, this is a mustwatch for his fans.

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Momma
Momma
December 7, 2020 4:41 pm

Good movie, thank you
Also Korean which is interesting as Asian foreign movies are usually good in horror sub genre

OJ
OJ
December 8, 2020 6:12 am

YEEEEEEEEEEE, Hoooooooraaaaaa.
Thank you admin for posting this movie. Eventually I can watch it and enjoy it. ???

OJ
OJ
December 8, 2020 6:15 am

Movies on this website are so great and unique that I canceled all my membership with Netflix, Amazon, Stan, and even PornHub.

Tito Santana
Tito Santana
December 8, 2020 9:03 am

Excellent!! Thanks alot Admins. Park Chan Wook rules!

Chris Ramirez
Chris Ramirez
December 8, 2020 12:15 pm

Fantastic movie with some great sense of humor. I enjoyed watching this film from start to finish. Thanks EUM!

OJ
OJ
December 9, 2020 6:53 am

Gospodin what a wonderful trilogy. Almost as good as Kitano’s Outrage. Love these Asian approach to the violence. It always has a touch of romance in it.

MAYOI
MAYOI
December 11, 2020 2:27 am

my favorite in the trilogy! thanks for posting this one, i hope this will get more people to watch it

Dolph Cumdrum
Dolph Cumdrum
December 15, 2020 4:05 am

Wow!!!! Great great film!!!! The Koreans are better actors and writers and directors than anyone!!!!! Far superior to Hollywood!!!!!

WonderCookie
WonderCookie
January 15, 2021 1:52 pm

Thank you so much for completing the trilogy, I was so exicted to watch this tonight.

You guys are awesome!

randomopinion
randomopinion
April 8, 2021 3:17 am

Very slow paced, could have lost half an hour.

tonyelmono
tonyelmono
September 18, 2021 12:33 pm

They sure didn’t pull any punches with this one. What a gem. Thanks again EUM for many good nights of unique entertainment.

chattydoodle
chattydoodle
December 14, 2021 1:36 am

This is about the most dangerous things of them all – self-righteousness. Everybody’s always so fucking sure that they “lived an honest life”, and they’ve never done anything wrong. The sheer stupidity of it and the insanity when they go all the way… Well done, Park Chan-wook.

Matisse Famke
Matisse Famke
June 6, 2022 4:21 am

Park Chan-wook is a sophisticated artisan, contriving roborant equilibrium of verism and ubiquity. This film is resplendent, I felt faithfully immersed and ebullient.