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Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance

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Original title
Boksuneun naui geot (Sympathy For Mr. Vengeance)
Running time
129 min.
South Korea South Korea
Park Chan-wook, Lee Jae-sun, Lee Mu-yeong, Lee Yong-jong
Kim Byeong-il
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CJ Entertainment / Studio Box
Thriller. Drama | Crime. Disease. Terrorism. Revenge
Movie Groups
Vengeance Trilogy
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"
  • "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"
  • "This ultra-violent revenge thriller is far more notable for its baroque excesses than coherence or credibility"
  • "So badly told that it ends up dissecting a corruption that exudes from nowhere but itself"
  • "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"
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