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Release Date:
29 July 2005 (South Korea) See more »
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Tagline:
Lee Geum-Ja, have mercy on us... See more »
Plot:
After a 13-year imprisonment for the kidnap and murder of a 6 year old boy, beautiful Lee Guem-ja starts... See more » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
11 wins & 10 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
More than just an 'Old Girl' See more (127 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Yeong-ae Lee ... Geum-ja Lee

Min-sik Choi ... Mr. Baek
Shi-hoo Kim ... Geun-shik
Yea-young Kwon ... Jenny
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Tony Barry ... StepFather, Australian
Anne Cordiner ... StepMother, Australian
Su-hee Go ... Ma-nyeo

Hye-jeong Kang ... Tv announcer
Bu-seon Kim ... So-young Woo
Byeong-ok Kim ... Preacher
Dae-yeon Lee ... Prison head
Seung-shin Lee ... Yi-jeong Park (as Seung-Shin Lee)
Su-gyeong Lim ... A prison officer
Il-woo Nam ... Detective Choi
Dal-su Oh ... Mr. Chang
Kwang-rok Oh ... Se-hyun's Father
Mi-ran Ra ... Su-hee Oh
Seung-wan Ryoo ... A passerby
Yeong-ju Seo ... Yang-hee Kim
Ha-kyun Shin ... A hired assassin 2

Kang-ho Song ... A hired assassin 1

Jin-seo Yoon ... A prisoner

Ji-tae Yu ... A grown-up Won-mo

Directed by
Chan-wook Park 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Seo-Gyeong Jeong 
Chan-wook Park 

Produced by
J.J. Harris .... producer
Yeong-wook Jo .... producer
Beth Kono .... producer
Chun-yeong Lee .... producer
June Lee .... associate producer
Miky Lee .... executive producer
Tae-hun Lee .... producer
 
Original Music by
Seung-hyun Choi 
 
Cinematography by
Chung-hoon Chung 
 
Film Editing by
Jae-beom Kim 
Sang-beom Kim 
 
Casting by
Ju-yeol Lee 
 
Production Design by
Hwa-seong Jo 
 
Art Direction by
Hyeon-Seok Choi 
Ji-hyeong Han 
Synderella Peng 
 
Set Decoration by
In-ho Oh 
 
Costume Design by
Sang-gyeong Jo 
 
Makeup Department
Hee Eun Lee .... special makeup effects artist
Jong-hee Song .... makeup department head
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Min-woo Seok .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Chang-seop Kim .... sound
Seok-weon Kim .... sound
Seung-cheol Lee .... sound
 
Special Effects by
Gwang-su Kim .... special effects
Tae-eui Kim .... special effects
Yeong-il Yu .... special effects
 
Visual Effects by
Sung-jin Jung .... visual effects supervisor
Jeon-hyeong Lee .... visual effects supervisor
Ju-won Lee .... digital compositor
Il Hwan Na .... visual effects artist
Zachary Quinn Scheuren .... main title editor: yU+co
 
Editorial Department
Soojin Chung .... production editor
Jae-Min Han .... colorist
Yong-gi Lee .... colorist
 
Music Department
Yeong-wook Jo .... music director
 
Other crew
June Lee .... title producer
Synderella Peng .... title designer
Ryan Robertson .... main title producer
Garson Yu .... title designer
Roland Yu .... title designer
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Chinjeolhan geumjassi" - South Korea (original title)
"My Lady Vengeance" - Hong Kong (English title) (DVD box title)
"Shed Tears for Lady Vengeance" - Philippines (English title) (DVD title)
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MPAA:
Rated R for strong violent content - some involving children, and some sexuality
Runtime:
112 min | Argentina:112 min (Mar del Plata Film Festival)
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Several actors on this film, specially the ones portraying the relatives of the dead children, also appeared on Boksuneun naui geot (2002) and/or Oldeuboi (2003), the previous parts of the Vengeance Trilogy.See more »
Quotes:
Geum-ja Lee:Listen carefully. Everyone make mistakes. But if you committed a sin, you have to make an atonement for that sin. Atonement, do you know what that means? Big Atonement for big sins. Small Atonement for small sins.See more »
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Soundtrack:
Concerto for Bassoon in E minor, RV 484. 3rd Movement 'Allegro'See more »

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84 out of 102 people found the following review useful.
More than just an 'Old Girl', 10 February 2006
Author: ad_ept from United Kingdom

Chan-Wook Park was already the Master of Dysfunction after Old Boy, now he can add the title of King of Pain (thanks Sting) to his CV.

The depth of feeling in the second half of this film is staggering, and comes in stark contrast to the startling apathy of the first half. The masterful cinematography is something we have come to expect but the director's ability to compose the most evocative of tableaux never ceases to amaze- the final shot of the movie being a case in point.

As the above reviewer says, one must be cryptic in commenting on this film but it must be said that its final act really transforms it from a beautifully crafted work into a masterpiece.

This is a film which shocks without ever descending into gratuity, while frequently forcing a guilty laugh with its darker-than-black's-shadow humour.

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