Lady Vengeance

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“There are good kidnappings and there are bad kidnappings.A good kidnapping is when you take a kid, but return him safely to his parents when everything is over.” That famous line from Sympathy for Mr.Vengeance return in Sympathy for Lady Vengeance, the last film in the series. This is the story of Lee Geum-ja, a beautiful and deadly young woman, as serene as she is furious. Geum-ja finds herself sentenced to 13 years in prison for the murder of a little boy, her newborn daughter taken away from her to be adopted by strangers. Her decade in jail was not served idly, however. She has spent her 13 years inside planning how to take revenge for all that she went through, forming alliances with her follow inmates and carefully plotting…

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Direction: Park Chan-wook
Script: Chung Seo-kyung, Park Chan-wook
Cinematography: Chung Chung-hoon
Editing: Kim Sang-bum, Kim Jae-bum
Sound: Lee Seung-chul
Music: Cho Young-wuk
Actors: Lee Young-ae, Choi Min-sik, Oh Dal-su, Kim Si-hu, Lee Seung-shin, Kim Bu-sun
Production: Moho Film Production
Producers: Lee Tae-hun, Cho Young-wuk
Costumes: Cho Sang-kyung
Sets: Cho Hwa-seong
Format: 35mm
Color: Color
Production Country: South Korea
Production Year: 2005
Duration: 112’

Park Chan-wook

He was born in 1963 and studied Philosophy at Sogang University. His first box office hit in Korea came with Joint Security Area, a film about the dividing line between North and South Korea. It received numerous awards in Korea and was selected for competition at the Berlin IFF in 2001.This was followed by Sympathy for Mr.Vengeance which won critical acclaim worldwide. Oldboy swept the Koren film awards and won the Grand Prize of the Jury at Cannes in 2004. Sympathy for Lady Vengeance, the last part of the vengeance trilogy, won the CinemAvvenire Award and the Little Lion at the Venice IFF in 2005.


1992 Moon is… the Sun’s Dream
1997 A Trio
1999 Judgement (short film)
2000 Joint Security Area
2002 Sympathy for Mr.Vengeance
2003 Oldboy If You Were Me (segment: Never-ending Peace & Love)
2004 Three…Extremes (segment: Cut)
2005 Sympathy for Lady Vengeance