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Cinema: Lies (1999)

Cinema of Korea

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Sympathy for Lady Vengeance (2005) - Park Chan-wook

Sympathy for Lady Vengeance is a 2005 South Korean film by director Park Chan-wook, and is the third installment in his trilogy of vengeance themed films, following Oldboy (2003) and Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance (2002).

The film debuted on July 29 South Korea, and competed for the Golden Lion at the 62nd Venice International Film Festival in September 2005. While it failed to win in competition, it did walk away with Cinema of The Future, the Young Lion Award and the Best Innovated Film Award in the non-competition section. The film had its U.S. premiere on September 30 at the New York Film Festival. --http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sympathy_for_Lady_Vengeance [Nov 2005]

Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance (2002) - Chan-wook Park

Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance (2002) - Chan-wook Park
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I saw this on MTV Europe (an Asian cinema feature) yesterday evening. Impressive, but not as good as for example Alex van Warmerdam. All in all a surreal, film noirish, arty affair.

Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance

See also: revenge - 2002 films - Asia

Extreme cinema

Extreme cinema is a term typically used to describe films containing violence, gore,and sex of an extreme nature. In recent years, the term has been a popular word to describe many of the violent films coming out of Asia (particularly Korea and Japan).

Some of the more notorious "extreme" filmmakers include Takashi Miike, Park Chan Wook, Shinya Tsukamoto and Kim Ki Duk. [1]

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