Sympathy for Lady Vengeance (친절한 금자씨; literally, “Kind-Hearted Ms. Geum-Ja”) is a South Korean film. Lee Geum-ja is a teenager with a big problem: pregnancy. She desperately seeks help and finds it with a seemingly kind man: Mr. Baek, who gives her a room and plenty of food. Then she is jailed for the kidnapping and murder of a young schoolboy, Won-mo. As the story unfolds, it turns out that Mr. Baek, the actual murderer, threatened to kill Geum-ja’s newborn daughter if she did not take the fall for him. The detective on the case grills her on the details of the murder so that she can recreate suffocating Won-mo convincingly, down to the colour of the boy’s favourite marble. The case is a media sensation due to her beauty and innocent appearance. Buy Lady Vengeance
Directed by Park Chan-wook
Written by Jeong Seo-Gyeong, Park Chan-wook
Lee Young-ae as Lee Geum-ja
Release date July 29, 2005 (South Korea), October 13, 2005 (Hong Kong), November 12, 2005 (Japan), November 16, 2005 (France), February 10, 2006 (UK), April 28, 2006 (US), January 11, 2007 (Germany)
Running time 112 min.
Language Korean, English, Japanese