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June 2005
First Look: Sympathy with Mr. Vengeance

Sympathy with Mr. Vengeance

Release Date: August 19, 2005
Distributor: Tartan Films
Director: Chan-wook Park
Producers: Jae-sun Lee, Jin-gyu Lim
Cast: Kang-ho Song, Ha-kyun Shin, Du-na Bae, Ji-Eun Lim, Bo-bae Han, Se-dong Kim, Dae-yeon Lee
As the film opens, a radio announcer reads a foreboding message sent in by the deaf mute Ryu, an intense young man who has a dead end job in a smelting factory. Ryu idolizes his sister who is in urgent need of a kidney transplant. When he is fired from his job and is tricked out of his savings by organ traffickers, his trashy loud-mouthed girlfriend Yeong-mi suggests kidnapping his boss's daughter Yu-sun for ransom to pay for his sister's transplant. What starts as a desperate attempt to help his sister leads to a high stakes game of revenge between Ryu and his former boss Park Dong-jin (played by Song Kang-ho of Mr. Park's JSA and The Foul King) that soon escalates into a modern day Greek tragedy.

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