Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance
Directed by Park Chan-wook
Unable to afford proper care for his sister dying from kidney failure, Ryu turns to the black market to sell his own organs, only to end up cheated of his life savings. His girlfriend urges Ryu to kidnap the daughter of wealthy industrialist Dong-jin , who recently laid him off. Ryu agrees, but unforseen tragedies turn an innocent con into a merciless quest for revenge. SYMPATHY FOR MR. VENEGANCE is the tough, stunning first entry in Park Chan-wook's celebrated trilogy of vengeance.
Unable to afford proper care for his sister dying from kidney failure, Ryu turns to the black market to sell his own organs, only to end up cheated of his life savings.
Cast: Song Kang-ho, Shin Ha-kyun, Bae Doona
good but not as good as the other two
Definitely not as engaging as Oldboy due to the less conventional structure and muuuuch slower pace, but absolutely still a masterclass in directing and acting. It's really more of a drama than a gory revenge flick, which is refreshing.
Honestly I was torn on who I should feel sorry for, as the movie progressed. It did a great job of giving me reasons to like/understand both sides.
magnificent! More movies from Korea please