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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 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... See more » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
11 wins & 10 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
The Angel of Death and Revenge See more (126 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
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 ... Oh, Su-hee
Seung-wan Ryoo ... A passerby
Yeong-ju Seo ... Kim, Yang-hee
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
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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
 
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)
"Sympathy for Lady Vengeance" - International (English title) (imdb display title), UK (DVD box 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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Having wanted to make a film on a middle aged woman's revenge, the director originally considered casting Du-shim Ko for the part of Geum-ja. However, he had to abandon his plan for a couple of reasons. He found that Ms. Ko was rather old for the character and was afraid that the movie would look quite similar to John Cassavetes' Gloria (1980).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:
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13 out of 17 people found the following review useful.
The Angel of Death and Revenge, 10 October 2007
Author: Claudio Carvalho from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

After thirteen and half years in prison for kidnapping and murdering the boy Park Won-mo, Geum-ja Lee (Yeong-ae 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 (Min-sik Choi). With the support of former inmates from prison, Geum-ja seeks an unattained redemption with her vengeance.

"Lady Vengeance" is a very dark tale of vengeance and search for redemption. The screenplay is confused in some moments, using symbols and metaphors, but the story is engaging blending black humor and unpleasant and bold scenes of torture and death of children with a harsh revenge. Yeong-ae Lee has a magnificently performance in the role of Geum-ja along almost fourteen years of her life. I am a big fan of Chan-wook Park, and I regret that in Brazil the first movie of his trilogy about vengeance ("Boksuneun Naui Geot" a.k.a. "Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance") has not been released yet. My vote is eight.

Title (Brazil): "Lady Vingança" ("Lady Vengeance")

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