Chinjeolhan geumjassi

Synopsis: The final film in the trilogy was created by Chan-Wook for his daughter. After being wrongfully convicted of kidnapping and murdering a young child, a beautiful young woman (Lee Young-ae) is imprisoned for 13 years. While in prison she gains the respect and loyalty of her fellow cellmates, all the while plotting her vendetta on the man responsible (Oldboy’s Choi Min-Sik). Upon her release she sets in motion an elaborate plan of retribution, but what she discovers is a truth so horrifying, even revenge doesn’t seem punishment enough.

Chinjeolhan geumjassi 8.0

It didn’t move me quite like it did the first time around, but it’s still a masterfully-done film and I’d re-watch it anytime. It probably deserves an 8.5, really, as it did the first time around, but the emotionally poignant moments just didn’t hit home this time.

Great cast, performance, and Park’s eye adds a finesse and some visuals that I couldn’t help but be in awe of. He’s a unique filmmaker and, having watched the ‘Vengeance Trilogy’ anew, I’m totally sold on seeing any of his films. He’s a force to be reckoned with.

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