• Sympathy for Lady Vengeance (2005)

Sympathy for Lady Vengeance

Release Date: 2005

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

Director: Chan-wook Park

Genres: Thriller , Comedy drama

Production Co: Moho Film

Keywords: Revenge, Police officer, Pursuit, Daughter, 2000s, Murder, Prison, House, Emotional

Ratings & Reviews

  • 100
    Maitland McDonaghTV Guide Magazine

    It concludes Park's trilogy on a dual note of circular tragedy and fragile hope, while working equally well as an introduction to his universe of retribution and repentance or as a stand-alone thriller with a darkly feminist twist. show more

  • 70
    Frank ScheckThe Hollywood Reporter

    Mixes comedy and melodrama to a typically baroque degree. Like his "Oldboy" and "Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance," the film displays an audacious visual and narrative style, often sacrificing credibility and coherence along the way. But there is no denying its originality. show more

  • 100
    San Francisco Chronicle

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

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

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