My Movie Challenge:

3. The Vengeance Trilogy

Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance (2002)
Oldboy (2003)
Sympathy for Lady Vengeance (2005)

Park Chan Wook's trilogy about revenge;

filled with violence you can't see in Hollywood,
movies of The Vengeance Trilogy are think provoking and re perfect example of how great Korean cinema is.

All three movies portraits different types of seeking for revenge but the conclusion is on: revenge, even served cold, is not a sweet dish;

it brings more suffering.

But in some cases you can't resign from it. Just can't.

Only last movie, Sympathy for Lady Vengeance shows revenge as way to salvation.

My favourite part of trilogy is the most underrated Sympathy for mr. Vengeance - I could write pages about it (and I did for my thesis).

I could write a book about all meanings of this movie:P

Oldboy is the most famous part, and is the most spectacular.

Sympathy for Lady Vengeance has some dark humor and quite positive ending: the main character experienced Catharsis. 

If you really want to know something about Korean cinematography you should watch at least on of movies from this trilogy (it's only the theme of revenge that makes it a trilogy; you don't have to watch the movies in particular order.)

BUT in order to move/shock viewers deeply Park Chan Wook used a lot of violence in his movies. By 'a lot' I mean that sensitive viewers won't be able to watch it!

Oldboy's famous fight scene:
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