The Watching Hour: Lady Vengeance
South Korea, 2005, 112 Minute Running Time
Genre/Subjects: Dark Comedy, Drama, Foreign, Thriller
Language: Korean English Sub-Titles
Screens Wednesday, March 6th at 9:45pm as part of our VENGEANCE IS HIS Tribute to Park Chan-Wook AND in our Women + Film Voices Film Festival!
Digital presentation - After being wrongfully convicted of kidnapping and murdering a young child, a beautiful young woman (Lee Young-ae) is imprisoned for 13 years and forced to give up her own daughter. 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-Shik). 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.
DIRECTOR: Park Chan-Wook
Principal Cast: Lee Young-ae, Choi Min-shik, Oh Gwang-rok, Oh Dal-soo, Kim Shi-hu, Lee Seung-shin, Kim Bu-seon
US Distributor: Palisades Tartan