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Sympathy for Lady Vengeance

R| 1 hr. 54 min.

Plot Summary
Lee Geum-ja (Lee Yeong-ae) has spent the last 13 years in prison for a murder she didn't commit. She's fantasized about getting revenge on the various people who wronged her, including the police officer (Nam Il-woo) who forced her to confess and a shady teacher (Choi Min-sik) with whom she has a checkered past. After her release, she teams up with a group of eccentric friends she made while behind bars and sets out to clear her name and find the daughter she was forced to leave behind.

Cast: Lee Yeong-ae , Choi Min-sik , Nam Il-woo , Kim Byeong-ok , Kim Bu-seon , Ra Mi-ran ,

Director: Park Chan-wook

Genres: Thriller, Comedy drama

Distributor: Tartan Films USA

Sympathy for Lady Vengeance (2005)

Release Date: May 5th, 2006|1 hr. 54 min.

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  • Unlike the previous two installments, Lady Vengeance generates on odd feeling: hope. show more

  • Lady Vengeance is not for everyone. The violence, while less over-the-top and orgiastic than Park's two previous installments, is still hard and crackling. The sex is grim and graphic. And deadpan nihilism permeates the air. show more

  • Less bloody than its predecessors, Lady Vengeance wraps up with a killer (literally) finale that calls into question the killer instinct. It's one of the reasons Park's brutal films are so emotionally rewarding. show more

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