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Sympathy for Lady Vengeance (2005)
"Chinjeolhan geumjassi" (original title)

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After thirteen and half years in prison for kidnapping and murdering the boy Park Won-mo, Geum-ja Lee is released and tries to fix her life. She finds a job in a bakery; she orders the ... See full summary »

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Mr. Baek
Shi-hoo Kim ...
Geun-shik
Yea-young Kwon ...
Jenny
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Tony Barry ...
StepFather, Australian
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Su-hee Go ...
Ma-nyeo
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Tv announcer
Bu-seon Kim ...
So-young Woo
Byeong-ok Kim ...
Preacher
Dae-yeon Lee ...
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Seung-Shin Lee ...
Yi-jeong Park
Su-gyeong Lim ...
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Il-woo Nam ...
Detective Choi
Dal-su Oh ...
Mr. Chang
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Storyline

After thirteen and half years in prison for kidnapping and murdering the boy Park Won-mo, Geum-ja Lee is released and tries to fix her life. She finds a job in a bakery; she orders the manufacturing of a special weapon; she reunites with her daughter, who was adopted by an Australian family; and she plots revenge against the real killer of Won-mo, the English teacher Mr. Baek. With the support of former inmates from prison, Geum-ja seeks an unattained redemption with her vengeance. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Rated R for strong violent content - some involving children, and some sexuality | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

29 July 2005 (South Korea)  »

Also Known As:

Sympathy for Lady Vengeance  »

Box Office

Budget:

KRW 4,200,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$9,850 (USA) (28 April 2006)

Gross:

$211,667 (USA) (29 September 2006)
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The bakery that Geumja works in is called "Naruse", which is the name of the Japanese director Mikio Naruse. See more »

Quotes

Mr. Baek: Ma'am, there is no such thing as a "perfect person"...
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Baroque Guitar by Xavier Diaz-Latotte
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standing ovation
14 September 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

i usually don't enjoy movies that contain gore, suspense, and violence. still, sympathy for lady vengeance was undoubtedly, a movie worth watching. even for those who actively dislike movies in this certain genre, sympathy for lady vengeance is an absolute must. out of the trilogy, this one was the one i enjoyed most. there was nothing overly-excessive and/or gratuitous (which i honestly found oldboy and sympathy for mr vengeance had a bit of), and it definitely cannot be considered a brain-candy film. with an extremely intelligent and interesting plot, and visually stunning cinematography, it was a spectacular piece of art, from the start to the finish, and had me thinking about it and talking about it for days afterward.


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