Those accustomed to the perversity of Park's earlier films – Oldboy, The Handmaiden, et al – may be surprised at Decision to Leave's subtlety. While perverse in its own way, it contains none of the graphic sex or violence that one associates with Park's work. You'll either find its restraint refreshing or you'll feel slightly let down. Park Hae-il stars… read more!
Movies Directed by Park Chan-wook (in alphabetical order)
In 1930s Korea, during the Japanese occupation, a grifter (Ha Jung-woo) sets his sights on a beautiful Japanese heiress (Kim Min-hee) with an aim to woo her, marry her, commit her to an asylum, then abscond with her vast fortune. To this end, he finagles a naive apprentice (Kim Tae-ri) to get a job as the heiress' handmaiden and encourage the heiress to wed this so-called "Japanese count". A… read more!
Fantastically insane revenge melodrama about a man in his forties (Choi Min-sik in a delirious performance) who, after being held captive in a cell-like room for fifteen years, is suddenly and mysteriously released. His goal: to find out who had incarcerated him for so long, and why. To reveal anything further would be cruel, for one of Oldboy's joys is… read more!
This thoroughly loopy family drama is the first English language film for Korean director Park (Oldboy). Those expecting an ordinary thriller will either be turned off or entranced by Park's remarkable visual stylings and the intentionally demented performances of the cast. Prison Break actor Wentworth Miller's debut screenplay isn't much to speak of; in the hands of a hack director, Stoker would be… read more!
A Catholic priest (Song Kang-ho), yearning to be of greater service to people, volunteers to be a guinea pig in a vaccine test against a deadly virus in Africa... and the vaccine turns him into a vampire. The plot thickens when the priest returns to South Korea and becomes involved with an unhappy woman (Kim Ok-vin) who feels enslaved by… read more!