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
One of my all time fav Korean movies. I like this slightly more than Old Boy. Top rate acting, directing, etc.
This is simply one of the best films ever made. It is gut wrenching and brutal in its pathos. The cinematography is stunning. The acting is brilliant. And the score, a haunting dissonant jazz used sparingly, is perfect. It is a work of terrible beauty that leaves me raw every time I watch it.