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Release Date:
29 July 2005 (South Korea) See more »
Lee Geum-Ja, have mercy on us... See more »
After a thirteen-year imprisonment for the kidnap and murder of a six-year-old boy, Guem-Ja Lee seeks... See more » | Full synopsis »
11 wins & 10 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
A sinful opera See more (129 total) »


  (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 
Synderela Peng  (as 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
Synderela Peng .... title designer (as Synderella Peng)
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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Rated R for strong violent content - some involving children, and some sexuality
112 min | Argentina:112 min (Mar del Plata Film Festival)
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:

Did You Know?

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 »
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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References M (1931)See more »
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33 out of 43 people found the following review useful.
A sinful opera, 1 January 2006
Author: autumnleaves87 from Singapore

The final instalment of Park's Revenge Trilogy concluded well. In fact, I personally feel that it is the best out of the three film, excellent cinematography and beautiful classic music that blended perfectly well into the story. Lee Youngae gives fantastic performance in her role, a complete impression from her previous kind-hearted and sweet looking role in "Jewel in the Palace". Cold and filled with vengeance , yet she exudes fine elegance with her subtle body language and facial expression. The soundtrack works well at suitable moments, infusing classic into this art-house film. It was a pity the film didn't win any grand awards in the Venice Film Festival, Park definitely deserves recognition for his excellent works.

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