Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance (2002)

Directed By – Chan-wook Park

Screenplay By – Jae-sun Lee, Jong-yong Lee, Mu-yeong Lee & Chan-wook Park

Cinematography By – Byeong-il Kim

Starring Kang-ho Song, Ha-kyun Shin & Doona Bae

129 min.

Not nearly as clean as Sympathy for Lady Vengeance but Mr. Vengeance still has it’s high points. I don’t know, I can’t quite put my finger on it but it just wasn’t as engrossing as Lady Vengeance. I think for the most part is that the plot in Lady Vengeance is a very standard Kill Bill type of revenge, whereas Mr. Vengeance is less about revenge and more about tragedy and the line of where revenge and tragedy intersect.

A very good film indeed, Mr. Vengeance is a great early entry into Chan-wook Park’s filmography.

God Bless America


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