Chinjeolhan Geumjassi (2005, KOR) C-115m. SCOPE *** D: Park Chan-Wook. Starring Lee Yeong-ae, Choi Min-sik, Tony Barry, Anne Cordiner. Go Su-hee. Conclusion of director Park's Vengeance trilogy (following BOKSUNEUN NAUI GEOT and OLDBOY) is the strongest, most consistently plotted part. A woman, imprisoned for a crime she didn't commit, is released after 13 years and plans her revenge against the man who was responsible for the death of several children. She also seeks out her daughter who she had to give up for adoption. Strikingly directed, superbly scored revenge drama, a must-see for fans of the New Korean Cinema. Actress Lee gives a brilliant performance. Winner of a Little Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival. English titles: LADY VENGEANCE, SYMPATHY FOR LADY VENGEANCE.

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