Lady Vengeance

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    Yeong-ae Lee in “Lady Vengeance.”


Lady Vengeance


Thursday Oct 24 01:00 PM
Tuesday Oct 29 07:30 PM
Thursday Oct 31 01:00 PM
Friday Nov 01 07:30 PM


Doris Duke Theatre


Museum members: $8.00
General Admission: $10.00


About the Film:

Directed by Park Chan-Wook. 2005. Korea. 112 mins. Korean with English subtitles.

Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned. After spending 13 years in prison for murder, Lee Geum-ja (Lee Yeong-ae) prepares for sweet revenge against the man who put her there. Found guilty of kidnapping and killing a young boy, after confessing to the crime under duress, Geum-ja  dreams of one day being able to clear her name—and even the score with the people who railroaded her, including the police officer who brought her in (Nam Il-woo) and Mr. Baek (Choi Min-Sik), a teacher who wronged her in a number of ways. Lee Geun-ja teams up with a number of friends she made during her time in lock-up, including Woo So-yeong (Kim Bu-seon), a thief with a gunsmith for a husband; Oh Su-heui (Ra Mi-ran), who was saved from assault at the hands fellow inmates by Lee; and Preacher Jeon (Kim Byeong-ok), an eccentric man of the cloth who was struck by her gentle nature in jail. As Preacher Jeon helps Lee seek salvation for all she had to do while in prison, her other friends stand by her side as she gets even with her rivals and searches for the daughter she was forced to leave behind when she was convicted.

View the trailer.

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