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Sympathy For Mr Vengeance

The first part of Chan-wook Park's revenge trilogy, precursor to the incredible 'Old Boy', centres around a young deaf man, Ryu and his dying sister. In order to afford the kidney she needs, Ryu goes to extreme measures, but it seems that even bad deeds with good intentions bring bad consequences. Beautifully shot and perhaps less overtly visceral than its sequel this engrossing story is harrowing and humane in equal measure.

Year: 2002
Genre: Drama, Thrillers & Suspense, Asia Extreme, Korean Cinema, Black Humour, 2006, Contemporary Noir
Country: Korea
Director: Chan-wook Park
Starring: Kang-ho Song, Ha-kyun Shin, Bae Doo-na, Ji-Eun Lim, Bo-bae Han
Duration: 117 Minutes
Rating: R18 - Contains graphic violence and sex scenes.
Subtitles: Yes
7.7/10
Location in store: Foreign (Korea)

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