History Film / SympathyForMrVengeance

23rd Mar '16 11:37:17 AM erforce
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''Sympathy For Mr. Vengeance'' (2002, Korean: 복수는 나의 것; ''Vengeance Is Mine'') is the first installment of Creator/ParkChanWook's ''[[Film/{{Oldboy}} Vengeance]] [[Film/SympathyForLadyVengeance Trilogy]]'' and easily the most depressing and most violent of the three films. The plot is a standard {{tragedy}} that makes good use of {{irony}} as the film follows the [[TwoLinesNoWaiting two protagonists]], Ryu and Park Dong-jin.

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''Sympathy For Mr. Vengeance'' (2002, Korean: 복수는 나의 것; ''Vengeance Is Mine'') is the first installment of Creator/ParkChanWook's ''[[Film/{{Oldboy}} ''[[Film/{{Oldboy 2003}} Vengeance]] [[Film/SympathyForLadyVengeance Trilogy]]'' and easily the most depressing and most violent of the three films. The plot is a standard {{tragedy}} that makes good use of {{irony}} as the film follows the [[TwoLinesNoWaiting two protagonists]], Ryu and Park Dong-jin.
16th Jan '16 4:18:46 PM Anddrix
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* ViewersAreMorons: The end, when [[spoiler:Dong-jin is killed by Yeong-mi's anarchist friends, and the film repeats her earlier threats in voice-over to explain to brain-dead viewers what just happened.]]
8th Oct '15 3:37:52 PM _____________
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* BloodFromTheMouth: [[spoiler: Dong-jin coughs up some blood after he is repeatedly stabbed]].
11th Jul '15 10:20:44 PM Lyriad
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* BuryMeNotOnTheLonePrairie: Ryu's sister requests that if she were to die, she wants to be buried at the suburban riverbed that the both of them used to frequent as children. [[spoiler:When Ryu finds his sister dead in the bathtub, he bought her dead body to said location, but he also had to bring Yu-sun along with him to ensure that the child wouldn't be lost. All does not end well when Yu-sun drowns in the river with Ryu unable to hear her cries for help.]]

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* BuryMeNotOnTheLonePrairie: Ryu's sister requests that if she were to die, she wants to be buried at the suburban riverbed that the both of them used to frequent as children. [[spoiler:When Ryu finds his sister dead in the bathtub, he bought brought her dead body to said location, but he also had to bring Yu-sun along with him to ensure that the child wouldn't be lost. All does not end well when Yu-sun drowns in the river with Ryu unable to hear her cries for help.]]
3rd Jun '15 5:13:05 PM Morgenthaler
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-->''I know you're a good guy... but you know why I have to kill you...''

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-->''I ->''I know you're a good guy... but you know why I have to kill you...''
18th Jul '14 8:27:50 PM TMK
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''Sympathy For Mr. Vengeance'' (2002, Korean: 복수는 나의 것; ''Vengeance Becomes You'') is the first installment of Creator/ParkChanWook's ''[[Film/{{Oldboy}} Vengeance]] [[Film/SympathyForLadyVengeance Trilogy]]'' and easily the most depressing and most violent of the three films. The plot is a standard {{tragedy}} that makes good use of {{irony}} as the film follows the [[TwoLinesNoWaiting two protagonists]], Ryu and Park Dong-jin.

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''Sympathy For Mr. Vengeance'' (2002, Korean: 복수는 나의 것; ''Vengeance Becomes You'') Is Mine'') is the first installment of Creator/ParkChanWook's ''[[Film/{{Oldboy}} Vengeance]] [[Film/SympathyForLadyVengeance Trilogy]]'' and easily the most depressing and most violent of the three films. The plot is a standard {{tragedy}} that makes good use of {{irony}} as the film follows the [[TwoLinesNoWaiting two protagonists]], Ryu and Park Dong-jin.
20th Apr '14 6:04:25 AM Wayward1122
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* CouldHaveAvoidedThisPlot: If Ryu had just waited three weeks for the right donor to be found for the kidney transplant instead of going to the black market traffickers, then he wouldn't need to kidnap Yu-sun for the ransom, thus [[spoiler:leading to his sister's suicide]]. Furthermore, Ryu should've [[spoiler:returned Yu-sun to Dong-jin straight away instead of bringing her along with him to the suburban riverbed to help bury his deceased sister's body]], meaning that not only would [[spoiler:Yu-sun not drowns in the river when Ryu couldn't hear her]], but the CycleOfRevenge also be avoided.
12th Jan '14 4:40:40 PM CaptainCrawdad
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** [[spoiler:Ryu kills all of the sons of the chief black market swindler right in front of her, causing her not unsympathetic anguish in spite of her crimes]].
12th Jan '14 4:38:32 PM CaptainCrawdad
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Ryu, a deaf-mute aspiring artist, has to leave art school to take care of his ill sister, who badly needs a kidney transplant. Unfortunately he is laid off from his factory job, but he refuses to tell his sister. Out of desperation, he makes a deal with black market organ traffickers to find a kidney for his sister in exchange for one of his own kidneys and 10,000,000 Korean won. The organ dealers swindle him out of his money, leaving him unable to pay for his sister's operation ([[{{Irony}} which cost exactly 10,000,000 Korean won]]) once her surgeon finally gets a kidney. Ryu and his girlfriend Cha Yeong-mi resort to a kidnapping scheme in order to get the money to save his sister.

As if things weren't already bad enough, [[spoiler:Ryu's sister commits suicide after finding out about the kidnapping, then the scheme goes awry and the kidnapped girl is accidentally killed]]. Her father Dong-jin swears revenge on her kidnappers, tracking down Ryu and Yeong-mi. Ryu is in turn tracking down the organ dealers who he believes had set the chain of events in the movie, and he intends to get {{revenge}} as well. Naturally this cannot end well.

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Ryu, a deaf-mute aspiring artist, has to leave art school to take care of his ill sister, who badly needs a kidney transplant. Unfortunately he is laid off from his factory job, but he refuses to tell his sister. Out of desperation, he makes a deal with black market organ traffickers to find a kidney for his sister in exchange for one of his own kidneys and 10,000,000 Korean won. The organ dealers swindle him out of his money, leaving him unable to pay for his sister's operation ([[{{Irony}} which cost exactly 10,000,000 Korean won]]) once her surgeon finally gets a kidney. Ryu and his girlfriend Cha Yeong-mi resort to a kidnapping scheme in order to get the money to save his sister.

As if things weren't already bad enough, [[spoiler:Ryu's sister commits suicide after finding out about the kidnapping, then the scheme goes awry
sister. This benevolent crime begins a cycle of disaster and the kidnapped girl is accidentally killed]]. Her father Dong-jin swears revenge on her kidnappers, tracking down Ryu and Yeong-mi. Ryu is in turn tracking down the organ dealers who he believes had set the chain of events in the movie, and he intends that threatens to get {{revenge}} as well. Naturally this cannot end well.destroy everyone involved.



** [[spoiler:Yeong-mi. Sure, she's a radical terrorist. But you might can't help it, when she died from the ElectricTorture by Dong-jin, due to the [[CruelAndUnusualDeath cruel nature of it]].]]
** [[spoiler:Ryu. Yes, he's a kidnapper of Yu-sun. But when Dong-jin brings him back to the same river where Yu-sun had drowned, he could only silently stood there in the river, reaching his hand out to Dong-jin. Then he drowns after having his Achilles tendons slashed by the latter.]]

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** [[spoiler:Yeong-mi. Sure, she's a radical terrorist. But you might can't [[spoiler:Yeong-mi only wanted to help it, when she died from the ElectricTorture by Dong-jin, due to the [[CruelAndUnusualDeath cruel nature of it]].]]
her boyfriend save his sister. She suffers a particularly gruesome death for her involvement]].
** [[spoiler:Ryu. Yes, he's a kidnapper of Yu-sun. But when Dong-jin brings him back to the same river where Yu-sun had drowned, even admits that Ryu is probably a decent guy, but he could only silently stood there in the river, reaching his hand out to Dong-jin. Then he drowns after having his Achilles tendons slashed by the latter.]]still must die]].



* ChekhovsGun:
** ChekhovsHobby: [[spoiler:Yeong-mi is shown printing off a death threats for an anarchy group. This later turns out to be a calling card the (very real) group pins on victims, and one is held on Mr. Park's torso with a knife.]]
** ChekhovsSkill: [[spoiler:Ryu's batting practice later helps him knock a dealer unconscious, and then again to stave in his skull.]]
** NoticeThis: [[spoiler:Ryu recalls that the lake used to be deep enough to cover his head, and it is shown reaching the top of his torso. Come the finale, Mr. Park weighs down Ryu and the water easily covers his head, drowning him.]]

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* ChekhovsGun:
**
ChekhovsHobby: [[spoiler:Yeong-mi is shown printing off a death threats for an anarchy group. This later turns out to be a calling card the (very real) group pins on victims, and one is held on Mr. Park's torso with a knife.]]
** * ChekhovsSkill: [[spoiler:Ryu's batting practice later helps him knock a dealer unconscious, and then again to stave in his skull.]]
** NoticeThis: [[spoiler:Ryu recalls that the lake used to be deep enough to cover his head, and it is shown reaching the top of his torso. Come the finale, Mr. Park weighs down Ryu and the water easily covers his head, drowning him.
]]



* CycleOfRevenge
* ADateWithRosiePalms: See LooksLikeSheIsEnjoyingIt.
* DeathByIrony: [[spoiler:Ryu was responsible for Yu-sun's drowning, so Dong-jin drowns him]]. [[spoiler: Then immediately after, Yeong-mi's terrorist group kills Dong-jin, just as she had warned him]].

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* CycleOfRevenge
CycleOfRevenge: The central theme of the film.
* ADateWithRosiePalms: See LooksLikeSheIsEnjoyingIt.
Ryu's neightbors masturbate to his sister's moans through the walls. It turns out that [[spoiler:they're moans of pain from her illness]].
* DeathByIrony: [[spoiler:Ryu was responsible for Yu-sun's drowning, so Dong-jin drowns him]]. [[spoiler: Then immediately after, Yeong-mi's terrorist group kills Dong-jin, just as she had warned him]].him. Earlier in the film, Ryu recalls that the water was only deep enough to come up to his waist]].



* [[spoiler:TheHeroDies: By the end of the film, all three of the protagonists were dead.]]

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* [[spoiler:TheHeroDies: By TheHeroDies: [[spoiler:By the end of the film, all three of the protagonists were dead.]]



* KarmicDeath: See DeathByIrony.

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* KarmicDeath: See DeathByIrony.KarmicDeath:
** [[spoiler:Ryu]] gets a DeathByIrony.
** Before [[spoiler:Yeong-mi dies, she warns Dong-jin that her anarcho-terrorist cabal will hunt him down if she's murdered. Nothing we've seen suggests that her group has this kind of power and he kills her anyway. In the end, her anarchist buddies show up and kill him, just as she'd warned]].



* [[spoiler:KillEmAll: By the end of the film, every major character is dead.]]

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* [[spoiler:KillEmAll: By KillEmAll: [[spoiler:By the end of the film, every major character is dead.]]



* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: Ryu vs. organ dealers.

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* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: Ryu vs. organ dealers. Dong-jin versus the kidnappers. Ryu versus Dong-jin.



* [[spoiler:ShootTheShaggyDog: None of the main characters get to see the end of the film. Specifically: Ryu's sister commits suicide, Yu-sun accidentally drowns, Mr. Park murders Yeong-mi and Ryu, and Yeong-mi's anarchy group kills Mr. Park.]]

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* [[spoiler:ShootTheShaggyDog: None ShootTheShaggyDog: [[spoiler:None of the main characters get to see the end of the film. Specifically: Ryu's sister commits suicide, Yu-sun accidentally drowns, Mr. Park murders Yeong-mi and Ryu, and Yeong-mi's anarchy group kills Mr. Park.]]
26th Nov '13 10:40:59 PM TinyTedDanson
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* ChekhovsSkill: [[spoiler:Ryu's batting practice later helps him knock a dealer unconscious, and then again to stave in his skull.]]

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* ChekhovsGun:
** ChekhovsHobby: [[spoiler:Yeong-mi is shown printing off a death threats for an anarchy group. This later turns out to be a calling card the (very real) group pins on victims, and one is held on Mr. Park's torso with a knife.]]
**
ChekhovsSkill: [[spoiler:Ryu's batting practice later helps him knock a dealer unconscious, and then again to stave in his skull.]]
** NoticeThis: [[spoiler:Ryu recalls that the lake used to be deep enough to cover his head, and it is shown reaching the top of his torso. Come the finale, Mr. Park weighs down Ryu and the water easily covers his head, drowning him.
]]
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