Sympathy for the revenge of Mr.

2022 saw the release of director Park Chan-Wook’s latest film, “Decided to Leave”. That’s why now is the perfect time to go back and revisit Park’s earlier films, which certainly include “Sympathy For Mr. Vengeance”.

The film is the first in Park’s “Vengeance” themed trilogy, followed by “Oldboy” and “Lady Vengeance.” However, the establishment of “Mr. Vengeance” differs from its two successors. Those movies focus on a single protagonist to avenge past mistakes made by an obvious villain. Here, things are a little more murky; it’s a group of people who do things that are reprehensible to each other for understandable and humane reasons. When Dong-jin finally confronts Ryu, he even admits that he seems like a good person – which is why he should understand that Dong-jin has to kill him.

While “Mr. Vengeance” is a gritty movie, it’s also an entertaining one. Amidst the constant jumble of characters and black comedy, it sometimes feels like a Korean adaptation of the Coen Brothers. The formula – a black comedy in which twists overlap – is the one that Park will revisit with 2016’s stellar thriller “The Handmaiden”.

Each death in “Mr. Vengeance” (and many more) pushes the story in a whole new direction. The violence occurred in short bursts, making it all the more shocking. However, the purest death is also the most concise. It happens as a brief, background interruption in a steady wide shot, so like Ryu, you won’t realize what’s happened until it’s too late.

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