Friday, July 8, 2011

Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance (2002)

Followed by Oldboy (2003). A deaf-mute man, Ryu, works in a smelting factory and inhabits his own silent world, oblivious to the din both at work and in his downscale apartment building. He idolizes his sister, who urgently needs a kidney transplant, and when he's laid off and then tricked out of his savings by organ traffickers, his wacko girlfriend, Yeong-mi, suggests kidnapping his former boss's daughter to pay for his sister's operation. Yeong-mi sees it as social revenge. Ryu, initially scared of the consequences, finally agrees after seeing another laid-off worker attempt hara-kiri outside the boss's home. After kidnapping the boss's daughter, their whole plan starts to quickly unravel with horrible consequences.

Director: Chan-wook Park
Writers: Mu-yeong Lee and Chan-wook Park
Stars: Kang-ho Song, Ha-kyun Shin and Doona Bae
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