Yeui-eomneun geotdeul
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Boksuneun naui geot (2002)
SouthKorea / Korean
"Revenge Was Never This Sweet "
This is the story of Ryu, a deaf man, and his sister, who requires a kidney transplant. Ryu's boss, Park...
Kang-ho Song Park Dong-jin
Ha-kyun Shin Ryu
Du-na Bae Cha Yeong-mi
Ji-Eun Lim Ryu's Sister
Bo-bae Han Yu-sun
Se-dong Kim Chief of Staff
Dae-yeon Lee Choe
Ju-bong Gi /td>
Gyu-su Jeong /td>
Jae-yeong Jeong Husband of Dong-jin's ex-wife's
Kan-hie Lee Park Dong-jin's ex-wife
Kwang-rok Oh Anarchist
Seung-wan Ryoo Delivery Boy
Seung-beom Ryu Retarded Boy at River
Director: Chan-wook Park
Producer: Jae-sun Lee,Jin-gyu Lim
Writer: Jae-sun Lee,Mu-yeong Lee
Art House Violence, Korean Style
The heir apparent to Sam Peckinpah is tucked away far from Hollywood. Chan-wook Park, I'm sure few people know of him outside of Korea but talent like this can not go unoticed for long. I knew nothing of this film or Mr. Park before seeing it at the Seattle International Film Festival. Human (political?) isolation permeates the film, connectiveness to others whether familial or conjugal comes with a steep price to pay. Vengence to reclaim honor is a staple in Asian cinema, Mr. Park's "Revenge" completely sidesteps the tired honor formula making us question what happens when normal folk take revenge into the realm of pyschotic? This is the type of film that you and your friends will passionately discuss over STRONG drinks afterwords, there is no nuetrality in opinions, like Solondz's "Hapiness" you love it or hate it. As the film ended, a packed house gave a tepid applause, not because of a lack of enthusiasm, a collective numbness left a pall over the audience, a raping of all the senses. Like Cronenberg's "Crash" and Tarkovsky's "Stalker", one becomes defeated by a hypnotic sense of forboding, you are forced to endure it, pummeled into submission. The violence is very graphic, but as much as Mr. Park show's, it's what he doesn't show that makes him so talented, the subtle use of sound to advance the film is outright brilliance. Like Takeshi Kitano's early films, the extreme violence is never gratuitous yet the like offbeat humor, very unsettling. "Sympathy For Mr. Vengence" is not 'dark' it is uncompromisingly bleak, ah but bleakness never looked so good!

Seen it:Nej
Nr of disks/tapes:1
Storage device:Divx 5
Imdb rating: 7.8
Running time: 117 min / UK
Subtitles: Svenska
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Last modified: 2007-07-18 22:31:3