deaf-mute is desperate to save his sister's life, but can't
raise the money for the kidney transplant. Out of desperation,
he and his terrorist girlfriend kidnap a wealthy businessman's
daughter in order to raise the cash, only to find that the
cost of their actions will have to be paid in torture and
pain. An uncompromising look at the grim reality of black
market organ trading, radical terrorist organisations and
Chan-Wook's Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance is the precursor
and the first of his celebrated Vengeance trilogy.
It is a disquieting, brutal but nonetheless rewarding multi-layered
tale of love, loss and revenge.
you are having a bad day or just not in a happy mood then
I highly recommend that you leave this film on the shelf.
Having said that, it is a very good film and is superbly acted
and executed. But sadly it is also one of the most depressing
films I have ever seen.
The film starts off very negative and gets progressively worse
until the end credits. But don't let that put you off a film
that is powerful and exciting all at the same time. At certain
points whilst watching this movie I was thinking that nothing
else could go wrong for the main character, and then suddenly
his life would just get worse.
film, like Old boy, deals with love and revenge and
gives you a nasty taste for both. Fantastic
and soul destroying at the same time, I recommend this film.
But only if you think you can take it.
disc itself features a commentary; 'Making of' documentary;
short film by the director; and interviews and filmographies.
Picture and sound quality are superb and with all this crammed
onto a single disc, you can't go wrong.
but not for a night in with a loved one. Maybe someone you
hate or even your mother in law.
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