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Sympathy for Lady Vengeance 2005

Sympathy for Lady Vengeance 2005

Sympathy for Lady Vengeance 2005

Sympathy for Lady Vengeance 2005: Firstly, Lee Geum-Ja (Lee Young-Ae) is released from prison after serving 13 years for kidnapping and murdering a young boy. A small crowd, including a preacher (Kim Byung-Ok), await for her. The preacher offers her the traditional tofu as a symbol of her new, reformed life, but Lee Geum-Ja tosses it aside and walks away. Now that she has her freedom, she can put the pretenses aside and get down to business. Lee Geum-Ja is out to exact revenge upon Mr. Paek (Choi Min-Sik), the man that framed her and ruined her life. Lee Geum-Ja begins her quest by visiting and recruiting the help of former prisoners she bonded with in prison. She also gets a job at a bakery. Geum-Ja is also reunited with her now adopted daughter Jenny (Kwon Ye-Young).


  1. “Sympathy for Lady Vengeance” concludes director Park Chan-Wook’s revenge trilogy (story lines are not related).
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    3. Sympathy for Lady Vengeance | Chinjeolhan geumjassi (2005)

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  • Movie: Sympathy for Lady Vengeance
  • Revised romanization: Chinjeolhan Geumjassi
  • Hangul: 친절한 금자씨
  • Director: Park Chan-Wook
  • Assistant Director: Seok Min-Woo
  • Writer: Jung Seo-Kyoung, Park Chan-Wook
  • Producer: Cho Young-wuk, Lee Chun-yeong, Lee Tae-hun
  • Cinematography: Jeong Jeong-hun
  • Release Date: July 29, 2005 (South Korea)
  • Runtime: 112 min.
  • Genre: Revenge / Suspense-Thriller
  • Studio: Moho Films
  • Distributor: CJ Entertainment
  • Language: Korean
  • Country: South Korea


Lee Young-Ae as Lee Geum-Ja

Choi Min-Sik  as Mr. Baek

Kwon Ye-Young as Jenny

Kim Shi-Hoo as Geun-Sik

Oh Dal-Su as Mr. Chang

Lee Seung-Shin as Park Yi-Jung

Ko Su-Hee as Witch

Kim Byung-Ok as Preacher

Ra Mi-Ran as Oh Soo-Hee

Seo Young-Ju as Kim Yang-Hee

Kim Bu-Seon as So-Young

Ko Chang-Seok as So-Young’s husband Additional Cast Members:

  • Lee Dae-Yeon – parent of abducted child
  • Nam Il-Woo – Detective Choi
  • Kim Hee-Soo – Se-Hyun
  • Oh Gwang-Rok – Se-hyun’s Father
  • Lee Byung-Joon – Dong-Hwa
  • Choi Jung-Woo – Dong-Hwa’s father
  • Ryoo Seung-Wan – passerby
  • Shin Ha-Kyun – assassin 2
  • Song Kang-Ho – assassin 1
  • Yoo Ji-Tae – Won-Mo (adult)
  • Seo Ji-Hee – Eun-Joo
  • Won Mi-Won – Eun-Joo’s grandmother
  • Kim Ik-Tae – Won-Mo’s father
  • Kim You-Jung – Jae-Kyung
  • Lim Su-Gyeong – prison officer
  • Yoon Jin-Seo – prisoner
  • Choi Hee-Jin – prisoner 3
  • Jun Sung-Ae – prisoner 4
  • Kim Jin-Goo – Ko Seon-Suk
  • Kang Hye-Jung – TV announcer
  • Tony Barry – StepFather, Australian
  • Anne Cordiner – StepMother, Australian