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Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance (Boksuneun naui geot) (2002)

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
Yu-sun
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.

6 years 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

2 years, 2 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

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3 years, 7 months ago at Jun 16 5:58
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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: 2000s (11), Korean (10), Thriller (10), Revenge (9), Korea (8), Crime (8), Violence (7), South Korea (7), 2002 (6), Drama (6), River (3), (3), Deaf Mute (2), Cremation (2), Sign Language (2), Death (2), Sex (2), Dragging A Body (2), Autopsy (2), Death Of Loved One (2)
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johanlefourbe posted a review 2 years, 2 months ago

A very good movie

“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 liked it, that’s for sure. I mean, I have to admit it, ‘Oldboy’ remains by far the best movie in this trilogy but this first installment was really solid as well. Indeed, in contrary to ‘Lady Vengeance’ which tried awkwardly to mix different genres, it worked very well this time. Indeed, the whole thing is some kind of weird mix of drama, thriller and comedy but it was just quite spellbindin” read more

PerfectPortal posted a review 2 years, 4 months ago

"Sympathy for Mr Vengeance" (2002)

“FIRST IMPRESSIONS

A deaf-mute man kidnaps the daughter of his former boss in order to pay for his sister's life-saving kidney transplant. But at a certain point, things start to go disastrously wrong.

When you get down to it, this is a very simple premise, especially compared to the other two instalments of the so-called "Vengeance Trilogy". It's just a domino effect of one thing leading to another in a never-ending spiral of revenge. But for me, its simplicity is what makes it so compelling.

What I especially like is that neither of the two leads are good or bad guys per se; it's just two men who are both seeking revenge for entirely personal reasons: one for the death of his sister, the other for the death of his daughter. Even the kidnappers aren't detestab” read more


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