Vengeance

Lady Vengeance (Chinjeolhan geumjassi) (2005)

Lady Vengeance (Chinjeolhan geumjassi) first published by EyeforFilm Vengeance always begets more vengeance. Park Chan-wook never intended that the bleak social commentary of Sympathy for Mr Vengeance (2002) and the Oedipal extravagance of OldBoy (2003) should be conceived as related projects, but after Korean journalists hounded him over his new-found obsession with violent revenge, he…

OldBoy

OldBoy (2004)

OldBoy first published by Movie Gazette Revenge is a theme as old as western literature itself, but in the aftermath of 9/11 it has come under renewed cinematic scrutiny. Recently we have had the ironic postmodernism of Quentin Tarantino’’s Kill Bill volumes, the reactionary blood-letting of Jonathan Hensleigh’’s ‘The Punisher’ and Tony Scott’’s Man on Fire, and…