'Sympathy for Mr Vengeance' is one of the few cynical films that manages to be depressing without having to rely on a Diabolus Ex Machina or on an exaggerated portrayal of humans as bastards to build up drama. The first half of the film is full of Hope Spots, and the destruction of this hope spots are what makes the movie so depressing. The characters are flawed enough to be realistic, yet, with the exception of the organ dealers, lovable enough to make their misery tragic. Their motives are understandable and even though all main characters commit terrible crimes, they never go to the point where you would cheer for their death. All in all, 'Sympathy for Mr Vengeance' is the best Deconstruction of the Cycle Of Revenge Trope that I've ever seen.
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