Addicted to Park Chan-Wook

It all started when I watched Sympathy of Mr. Vengeance last year. I was so mesmerised by how Park Chan-Wook depicted vengeance. It was artfully done with an abundance of irony. I googled him and realised that he has two more films in his trilogy of Vengeance!

I watched Oldboy early this year and instantly fell in love with Park's style. The most memorable scene in Oldboy is the fighting scene. It was all done in one shot and perfectly depicted resilience and perseverence to perform an atonement.

His third movie of the trilogy was not only brutal but playful and in a sick twisted way, funny.

Brutality in this movie is presented delicately with a wide range of emotions. The emotions depicted grew as the movie progresses. This is apparent when Park used simple colours at first but as the movie progresses, the colours becomes more dark and luscious. I also loved how Park defies the flow of time as if presenting a case with a clear conscience so viewers can have better understanding of the situations rather than to tag along to the emotional ride blindly.
If you're not accustomed to his style, think again. Park is the person behind I'm a Cyborg But That's Okay.
As of today, my idol is Park Chan Wook!


mlle said...

i've watched lady vengeance, it's awesome :)
gonna look for the first two movies!

tia said...

me too mlle..
lady vengeance..
awesome movies..
hundred of thumbs in the air..

Afiq Deen said...

Me three!

maybe i should learn korean to start tracking him and become his next protege!

1minutefilmreview said...

We're Park fans too.