Lady Vengeance

Lady Vengeance

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Director: Park Chan-wook, Lee Yeong-ae, Kim Shi-hu, Nam Il-woo

Cast: Park Chan-wook, Lee Yeong-ae, Kim Shi-hu, Nam Il-woo

     
 
A woman looks for both revenge and redemption after spending 13 years in prison in this offbeat thriller from South Korea. Lee Geum-ja (Lee Yeong-ae) was in her early twenties when she was found guilty of kidnapping and killing a young boy, and though she confessed to the crime under duress, while behind bars she dreamed of one day being able to clear her name -- and

Overview

A woman looks for both revenge and redemption after spending 13 years in prison in this offbeat thriller from South Korea. Lee Geum-ja (Lee Yeong-ae) was in her early twenties when she was found guilty of kidnapping and killing a young boy, and though she confessed to the crime under duress, while behind bars she dreamed of one day being able to clear her name -- and even the score with the people who railroaded her, including the police officer who brought her in (Nam Il-woo) and Mr. Baek (Choi Min-Sik), a teacher who wronged her in a number of ways. Lee Geun-ja teams up with a number of friends she made during her time in lock-up, including Woo So-yeong (Kim Bu-seon), a thief with a gunsmith for a husband; Oh Su-heui (Ra Mi-ran), who was saved from assault at the hands fellow inmates by Lee; and Preacher Jeon (Kim Byeong-ok), an eccentric man of the cloth who was struck by her gentle nature in jail. As Preacher Jeon helps Lee seek salvation for all she had to do while in prison, her other friends stand by her side as she gets even with her rivals and searches for the daughter she was forced to leave behind when she was convicted. Sympathy for Lady Vengeance (aka Chinjeolhan Geum-ja-ssi) was the third film in a series, preceded by Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance, and Old Boy.

Product Details

Release Date:
09/26/2006
UPC:
0842498030240
Original Release:
2005
Rating:
R
Source:
Tartan Video
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[DTS 5.1-Channel Surround Sound]
Time:
1:52:00
Sales rank:
41,626

Special Features

Interview with director Park Chon-Wook; The making of Lady Vengeance; Audio commentary by director Park Chan-Wook; Audio commentary by director, cinematographer and art director; Audio commentary by Richard Peña - program director, Film Society of Lincoln Center, and Associate Professor of Film, Columbia University; International and u.s. theatrical trailers; English & Spanish subtitles

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Lee Yeong-ae Lee Geum-ja
Kim Shi-hu Bakery Employee Geun-shik
Nam Il-woo Det. Choi
Kim Byeong-ok Preacher Jeon
Oh Dal-su Bakery Owner Jang
Lee Seung-shin Park Lee-jeung
Kim Bu-seon Woo So-yeong
Ra Mi-ran Oh Su-heui
Go Su-heui "The Witch"
Seo Yeong-jun Kim Yang-heui
Song Kang-ho Kidnapper
Shin Ha-gyun kidnapper
Yu Ji-tae Weon-mo, as and adult
Kim Jin-gu Actor
Kim Ik-tae Actor
Lee Yeong-mi Actor
Choi Jeong-woo Actor
Park Myeong-shin Actor
Jang Jeong-ae Actor
Kim Chun-gi Actor
Lee Yong-nyeo Actor
Weon Mi-weon Actor
Oh Gwang-rok Actor
Lee Dae-yeon Actor
Im Su-gyeong Actor
Han Jae-deok Actor
Ryu Seung-wan Actor
Choi Min-Sik Mr. Baek

Technical Credits
Park Chan-wook Director,Screenwriter
Kim Chang-seop Sound/Sound Designer
Heo Dae-yeong Associate Producer
Jo Hwa-seong Production Designer
Choi Hyeon-seok Art Director
Kim Jae-beom Editor
Jeong Jeong-hun Cinematographer
Go Jeong-seok Associate Producer
Han Ji-hyeon Art Director
Song Jong-heui Makeup
Lee Ju-yeol Casting
Miky Lee Executive Producer
Je Min-ho Associate Producer
Seok Min-woo Asst. Director
Kim Sang-beom Editor
Kim Sang-gi Associate Producer
Jo Sang-gyeong Costumes/Costume Designer
Jeon Sang-min Associate Producer
Jeong Seo-gyeong Screenwriter
Kim Seok-weon Sound/Sound Designer
Lee Seung-cheol Sound/Sound Designer
Lee Tae-heon Producer
Jo Yeong-wook Score Composer,Producer
Lee Yong-woo Associate Producer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Lady Vengeance
1. Opening Credits [10:10]
2. High Hopes [5:36]
3. Stop Crying! [4:54]
4. Changed [6:10]
5. Hands of a Killer [7:24]
6. Timing [10:26]
7. Ms. Geum-Ja [5:51]
8. Kind [9:22]
9. Desperate Situation [7:27]
10. Who? [12:32]
11. Kidnap and Kill [4:43]
12. Let's Do It! [7:49]
13. Stories to Tell [6:43]
14. Happy Birthday [6:54]
15. Farewell... [5:28]
16. End Credits [3:24]

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Lady Vengeance 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Park Chanwook made the perfect conclusion to a trilogy with Sympathy for Lady Vengeance. The three films work off each other beautifully, and Sympathy for Lady Vengeance is far from a disappointment. The acting is top-notch, with cameos from Park Chanwook's first two films intermingling with new talent. The directing is superb, not quite eclipsing Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance or Oldboy but coming quite close. Park's directing style is solid and distinctive he builds off earlier films and ideas to give an air of intensity surrounding the most innocent of scenes. SFLV cuts back on the violence and focuses on personal turmoil, a welcome change from the beginning of his revenge trilogy. My favorite elements of this movie are the use of flashbacks to tell the witty, yet complicated story, and that the film sticks to its theme of vengeance with a die-hard, unwavering dedication. The only thing holding back from a perfect score is a slow ending, one which is necessary to bring the trilogy to a close but still slightly treading. All in all, this film represents a master finishing his masterpiece, should be viewed by everyone, and works perfectly as a separate film and not a piece of a trilogy. Violence is minimal compared to Park's first two films, but is graphic. “Sympathy for Lady Vengeance” is one of the few films that will make people cry not out of sadness but out of love.
The_Beastlord_Slavedragon More than 1 year ago
By the gods! indeed this film is the Bonnie and Clyde theme of the new millenium. Those of you autubots and mechebots out there who are familar with the cybernetic works of the Beastlord Slavedragon may be interested to know that this is the film is which begat the process of the metamorphasis of the reptilian beastdragon and becausing him to molt. It was here during the slow-motion replay of a bank robbery, where in which Chan Wook finds an eppifany and rapture as his woman is spewing bullets from a pistol in pirouette ballet. He was translated as saying; "It was at this moment that I knew my woman was a goddess" Just see the film for yourself. The Beastlord he hath spake.
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