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
A slow burning masterpiece. This was a fantastic movie from all the twists in the story to the slow suspenseful build ups this was truly a great film. I read another comment that said this reminded them of Tarantino’s work and I can see the resemblance. There are all sorts of crazy camera angles a very bleak atmosphere and story and a lot of crazy plot twists that I didn’t see coming. Overall there’s nothing bad I can say about this movie although if you aren’t a fan of slow pacing in movies you might not like it. Definitely a 5/5 would recommend it.
This is definitely my favorite in the "Revenge" trilogy! You can understand each of the main characters' motivations and actions. I know that a lot of people say that this isn't a horror, but I consider it it's own horror. Vengence and wrath can bring about it's own horror. That's the lesson I take away from the movie.
can we just ban ShadowGauge, dude is spoiling every movie he reviews. anyhow, another great in a perfect trilogy.