Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance
- Original title
Boksuneun naui geot (Sympathy For Mr. Vengeance)
- Running time
- 129 min.
- South Korea
Park Chan-wook, Lee Jae-sun, Lee Mu-yeong, Lee Yong-jong
CJ Entertainment / Studio Box
Thriller. Drama | Crime. Disease. Terrorism. Revenge
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- Synopsis / Plot
- Mr. Vengeance tells the story of Ryu a deaf-mute, has a sister that needs a kidney transplant. Recently laid off at his factory, he has to find other ways to obtain 10 million won to purchase a kidney from the black market.
This movie is the first of Park Chan-Wook's revenge-themed trilogy (Oldboy and Sympathy for Lady Vengeance).
- Critics' reviews
"Savage yet spellbinding"
V.A. Musetto: New York Post
"When it comes to serving up diabolical horror with bold, sophisticated glee, Park, best known for "Oldboy," is right up there with Dario Argento, Guillermo del Toro and Takashi Miike"
Kevin Thomas: Los Angeles Times
"This ultra-violent revenge thriller is far more notable for its baroque excesses than coherence or credibility"
Frank Scheck: The Hollywood Reporter
"So badly told that it ends up dissecting a corruption that exudes from nowhere but itself"
Owen Gleiberman: Entertainment Weekly
"Perhaps with an open and willing mind, you'll also see the vast difference between this wily consciousness experiment and, say, Rob Zombie's new box of schlocks"
Aaron Hillis: Premiere
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