Filmatique at NYFF • 1h 54m
Chan Wook Park • South Korea • 2005 • A riveting South Korean thriller with a woman's perspective.
Geum-ja has been imprisoned for thirteen years for a crime she didn’t commit. While she has gained the respect and loyalty of her fellow cellmates, nothing has distracted her from plotting revenge on Mr. Baek, a schoolteacher of Park Won-mo, the child she has been convicted of killing. Upon her release, Geum-ja reunites with her daughter while setting in motion an elaborate plan of retribution.
Completing the vengeance trilogy that includes Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance and Oldboy, Lady Vengeance foregrounds the female perspective in a riveting South Korean thriller. Chan Wook Park’s sixth film premiered at Cinemanila, where it won Best Actress; Bangkok, where it won Best Director; and Venice, where it won the CinemAvvenire' Award for Best Film in Competition.
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