The viewer's sympathy shifts in this movie from Ryu and his sister to Ryu's rich boss, Park, not to mention his poor daughter. Regrettably, this compelling, well-directed movie squanders all this sympathy by wallowing in an immoral humanist landscape of blood, rage, revenge, despair, and tragedy. Adding insult to injury, violent Communist terrorists brutally overcome the rich capitalist victim. All this is depressing and ultimately abhorrent.
Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance
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Vengeance and Oldboy It stars Lee Young-ae as Lee Geum-ja, a woman released from prison after serving the sentence for a murder she did not commit. The film tells her story of revenge against the real murderer. It began its limited release in North American theatres on 5 May , to favorable reviews from critics. A Christian musical procession waits with a symbolic block of tofu outside a prison for the release of Lee Geum-ja Lee Young-ae , a reformed female prisoner. Convicted of kidnapping and murdering a 6-year-old schoolboy, Won-mo, 13 years earlier, Geum-ja became a national sensation because of her young age, angelic appearance, and eager confession to the crime.
By Beth Accomando. Vengeance," the first film in his Revenge Trilogy. Transcript for audioclip Ryu Ha-Kyun Shin is a deaf mute who reads lips.
If revenge was taken as seriously as weddings, Park Chan-wook would be the richest man in the business. He is a virtuoso, someone who understands that revenge is a dish best served not hot, not cold, but deliciously. His plan would take years or even decades before consummation. It would likely involve medically unnecessary amputations, nonconsensual dentistry, and incest, or organ trafficking, electrocution, and botched kidnappings, depending on your situation.