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Lady Vengeance

2005. Directed by Park Chan-wook.• Korean/some English with English subtitles. 112 minutes. Color.

by Andrew Maerkle

Lady Vengeance is the final chapter in Korean director Park Chan-wook's "Vengeance Trilogy,” which includes Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance (2002) and Oldboy (2003), a Grand Prix winner at the Cannes Film Festival in 2004. Premiering in Korea in 2005, Lady Vengeance set box office records there and, when released worldwide this year, gained notoriety in the global press. Film critics are awed by Park's elaborate, stylized approach to depicting violence and the baroque incestuous…

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