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Friday, December 03, 2004

Preview: "Sympathy for Lady Vengeance"

This probably isn't very significant for a lot of people, but hey, it's my blog...

Chan Wook Park's latest installation to his revenge trilogy is in the works as we speak. "Sympathy for Lady Vengeance" is the final chapter to his much acclaimed vengeance series which started with "Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance" and was followed up by Cannes Grand Prix winner "OldBoy" (those of you who visit my blog often know how much I love this movie). Park has been very consistent with the quality of his films. His most recent film was one third of the "Three..Extremes" anthology titled "Cut". Revenge seems to be a very central theme in most of his movies which is probably why "Pulp Fiction" and "Kill Bill" director and homage-monger Quentin Tarantino praised this movie and the director so much during the 2004 Cannes FilmFest.
Here is the first, if not one of the first stills off the movie with "Lady Vengeance" lead Lee Young-ae. She was also the Female Swiss Major in Park's first blockbuster "JSA (Joint Security Area)". Asian film buffs are all over this movie and are literally eating it alive. Not much to judge, but I reckon this will be a classic in the making. Nice glasses, too.
Click here for a larger view.

Props to Twitch.


Blogger jegs said...

go Korean movies! or at least PVCW's. i loved JSA, been wanting to see Old Boy an excited with this one. btw, whats the first film in the Trilogy of his revenge films? thanks. :,)

8:07 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

The first one was "Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance," which is the better of the two yet released.

It appears to me that "Cut", Park Chan-Wook's short in "Three Monsters" is alluding to something that will appear in Sympathy for Lady Vengeance. Whatdyatink Rocketboy?

Allan and JAne

10:36 PM

Blogger the rocketboy said...

Yes, I think so. I think the ending part of "Cut" will have something to do with SFLV. As in that other short film he made in "if You were Me" did to OldBoy.

6:28 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hmm... May kinalaman nga ba ang "If you were me..." short ni Park Chan Wook sa "Oldboy?" Kung sabagay, I noticed the alienation parallelism ^_^

Paksyet, wish ko lang full length vampire movie ito "Sympathy for Lady Vengeance." Sana ito 'yung movie na sinushoot noong director sa Cut.

Hehe, Jacobpaul, I think only the two of us appreciate this Korean stuff.

8:05 PM


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