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Lady Vengeance

A 2005 South Korean revenge drama directed by Park Chan-wook.

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Haiku review: stylistically brilliant, elliptical, powerful, moody and dark film about vengeance, atonement, and redemption

  • Jul 17, 2009
Rating:
+3
Young boy, sad mistake
Thirteen years, long time to wait
Snow falls on white cake

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Quick Tip by . July 05, 2011
posted in ASIANatomy
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Of Park Chan-wook's Vengeance Trilogy, this is my least favorite entry. The film is full of the expected twists and turns that are common in his films, but somehow this one didn't have the dark, gritty realism of the first two installments. Part of the issue is that much of the film is overly stylized and features slightly surreal visual flares that give it a more fantastical quality making it a little hard to discern what is reality, what is memory, and what is dream. Another issue, although …
Quick Tip by . July 27, 2010
Scary and stylish. This is my favorite from the revenge trilogy.
review by . December 21, 2008
posted in ASIANatomy
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      LADY VENGEANCE (aka. Sympathy for Lady Vengeance) is the third installment in Park Chan-Wook's "vengeance" trilogy, among of which my favorite is the terrific "Oldboy" and the first film ""Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance". These three films have different plotlines and characters; the only thing that ties them together is their similar themes about suffering, revenge and redemption (or the goal for redemption). Fans of the franchise will undoubtedly …
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