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Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance (Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance)

Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance
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Kang-ho Song Kang-ho Song
Dong-jin Park
Doona Bae Doona Bae
Yeong-mi Cha
Ji-Eun Lim Ji-Eun Lim
Ryu's Sister
Bo-bae Han Bo-bae Han
Se-dong Kim Se-dong Kim
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Jae-sun Lee Jae-sun Lee
Jong-yong Lee Jong-yong Lee


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Revenge Was Never This Sweet.

8 years, 5 months ago at Jan 19 19:02
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''I know you're a good guy...But you know why I have to kill you?''

This is the story of Ryu, a deaf man, and his sister, who requires a kidney transplant. Ryu's boss, Park, has just laid him off, and in order to afford the transplant, Ryu and his girlfriend develop a plan to kidnap Park's daughter. Things go horribly wrong, and the situation spirals rapidly into a cycle of violence... read more

A very good movie

4 years, 7 months ago at Nov 11 21:39
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Earlier this year, I saw ‘Lady Vengeance’ but even though I did like it, I thought it was slightly underwhelming but since I really loved ‘Oldboy’, I was really eager to complete Chan-wook Park’s revenge trilogy. On top of that, I did watch the first half of this movie at least 6 years ago and I can’t believe it took me so long to finally see the whole damned thing. Well, I really like... read more


6 years ago at Jun 16 5:58
2 votes
I know that Oldboy is the most popular of this series, but I think SFMV was the best movie out of the bunch that properly showed how futile and hopeless revenge can be. Oldboy is still my favorite movie, but this movie is still a masterpiece...beautifully directed as well.
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A recently laid off factory worker kidnaps his former boss' daughter, hoping to use the ransom money to pay for his sister's kidney transplant.
Release date: 29 March 2002
Tags: Korean (11), 2000s (11), Revenge (10), Thriller (10), Korea (9), Crime (8), 2002 (7), South Korea (7), Violence (7), Drama (6), River (3), (3), Sex (2), Death Of Loved One (2), Autopsy (2), Stabbed In The Back (2), Hallucination (2), Ransom Note (2), Bloody Spray (2), Fired From The Job (2)
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