In the DMZ separating North and South Korea, two North Korean soldiers have been killed, supposedly by one South Korean soldier. But the 11 bullets found in the bodies, together with the 5 ... See full summary »
After a thirteen-year imprisonment for the kidnap and murder of a six-year-old boy, Guem-Ja Lee seeks vengeance on the man truly responsible for the boy's death. With the help of fellow inmates and reunited with her daughter, she gets closer and closer to her goal.Written by
The finest revenge movie ever made? A superb conclusion to the vengeance trilogy.
"Sympathy for Lady Vengeance" is a tremendous achievement and a genuine masterpiece of modern cinema. Concluding the revenge trilogy that includes "Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance" and "Oldboy," this third installment, from director Chan-wook Park, is the most satisfyingly complete.
I'll avoid any details of the plot as the less you know going in, the more you'll enjoy this film's twisting and unpredictable path.
The lovely Yeong-ae Lee is excellent as Lady Vengeance herself, Geum-ja Lee. It's an intense role and Lee delivers a riveting and believable performance.
Visually breathtaking from the opening credits right through to the end, this film demands repeat viewing. With a beautiful and haunting score, "Lady Vengeance" is a memorable and emotional ride. Uncompromising and intelligent, it is an unmissable, thought-provoking film that I can't recommend highly enough.
An unreserved 10 out of 10.
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