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Baltimore Korean Movie Series: Lady Vengeance

The Baltimore Korean Movie Series rolls on with another dark modern classic of Korean cinema, as the Korean Cultural Center Washington, D.C. continues its regional outreach by presenting a free series of milestone films at Parkway Theatre in Baltimore, Maryland in partnership with the Maryland Film Festival.

Revenge has a distinctly female face in the darkly humorous Lady Vengeance, in which one woman’s retribution matches the shocking original crimes. After a 13-year imprisonment for the kidnap and murder of a 6-year-old boy, beautiful Lee Geum-ja (Lee Young-ae) starts seeking revenge on the man who was really responsible for the boy’s death (Choi Min-sik). With the help of fellow inmates and reunited with her daughter, she gets closer and closer to her goal. But will her actions lead to the relief she seeks? 

Lady Vengeance (2005) is the third installment in legendary director Park Chan-wook’s vengeance trilogy. This outrageous psychological thriller competed for the Golden Lion at the 62nd Venice International Film Festival, and while it didn’t win that prize, it did earn the Cinema of The Future, Young Lion, and Best Innovative Film Awards in the non-competition section. It went on to win the award for Best Film at the Blue Dragon Film Awards. Born and raised in Korea, Director Park is well known for The Handmaiden (2016), Thirst (2009) and Oldboy (2003). His films are noted for their immaculate framing and often brutal subject matter.


This film is for mature audiences for language, violence, and adult themes. 115 minutes. In Korean with English subtitles. 

Light Korean appetizers will be provided at 6:30 p.m. before the film is screened.

Lady Vengeance (친절한 금자씨)

WHEN: Thursday, August 16 @ 7 p.m. (appetizers at 6:30 PM)

WHERE: Parkway Theatre (5 W North Ave, Baltimore, MD 21201)



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