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Decision to Leave Heojil Kyolshim

  Park Chan-wook

  South Korea     138 minutes


Following the grisly death of her husband, Seo-rae (Tang-Wei) fails to show the typical signs of grief, prompting crackerjack investigator Hae-joon (Park Hae-il) to consider her a suspect in the man’s murder. Over the course of a series of stakeouts and interrogations, Hae-joon is increasingly drawn to his magnetic, mysterious target. Is the ace detective falling in love, or into a trap? At once a masterfully-crafted police procedural and an incisive meditation on the nature of love and identity, Decision to Leave is a tour-de-force of neo-noir filmmaking. Hitchcockian to its core, the film’s gleefully twisting plot keeps audiences (and its characters) guessing as it spirals toward an epic conclusion. Winner of the Best Director prize at the Cannes Film Festival, veteran auteur Park Chan-wook (Oldboy) expertly weaves together each intriguing thread as he spins this haunting tapestry of murder, madness, and deceit.

 Chinese, Korean with subtitles 

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Film Credits

  •   Park Chan-wook, Ko Dae-seok
  •   Chung Seo-kyung, Park Chan-wook
  •   Kim Sang-bum
  •   Kim Ji-yong
  •   Tang Wei, Park Hae-il
  •   Cho Young-wuk
  •   Moho Films