Synopsis - IMDB
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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 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.
Also known as Sympathy for Lady Vengeance, Lady Vengeance is the final movie for director, Park Chan-wook, for his trilogy with Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance and Oldboy.
I haven't seen Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance but have seen Oldboy. For me, both movies have similiarities. A bit "weird." What do I mean by that? The style of the storytelling can be confusing. The use of the goriness could be a bit much for others.
I've never seen any movies with Lee Young Ae before. Playing the character, Geum Ja, she impressed me a lot. With her pretty, naive look, she carried the movie well disguising herself. Instead she held a hatred torture for those who get mistreated.
I love the use of the blood-colored red as her eyeshow.
Choi Min Sik plays Mr. Beuk and does a great job at it. Mr. Beuk is just heartless, disturbing, and selfish.
Did you know that Hollywood plans a remake with Charlize Theron? I love Charlize but not sure if she's the right choice for it.
Overall, it's a good movie.