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"Ma'am, there is no such thing as a 'perfect person'..."The third film of Park Chan Wook's Vengeance Trilogy. This film's plot has parallels to both Oldboy and Sympathy For Mr Vengeance, notably the quest for revenge after more than a decade in confinement and the study of how vengeance can turn simple people into monsters. It is, however, very stylistically different from both installments.Lee Geum-ja, a 19-year-old girl paying the price of some bad decisions, is blackmailed into falsely confessing to the murder of a child. After 14 years in prison, she emerges a cold, vengeance-driven woman, dropping the kind, gentle facade that had won her the friendship and loyalty of the other female prisoners.Using her connections formed in prison, Geum-ja sets into motion a plan 14 years in the making. Her goal is to punish Mr. Baek, the real murderer; however, even revenge may not be enough for Geum-ja to find redemption.
— Mr. Baek
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