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Cinema at the Museum: The Vengeance Trilogy

This May, Cinema at the Museum presents a series of films in honour of Asian Heritage Month. These films look at themes of identity, revenge, family, independence, memory, grief, culture, and community from a wide range of Asian filmmakers.

Join us for The Vengeance Trilogy by director Park Chan-wook, a South Korean thematically-linked film trilogy comprising of Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance (2002), Oldboy (2003) and Lady Vengeance (2005). Each film deals with the themes of revenge, ethics, violence and salvation.

Thursday, May 2 & Friday, May 3
Films: Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance, 3:30PM / Oldboy, 6PM / Lady Vengeance, 8:30PM
Director: Park Chan-wook
Years: 2002 / 2003 / 2005
Runtime: 129 minutes / 120 minutes / 115 minutes
Country: South Korea
Rating: R

Film tickets are $10 at the front desk; free admission for members and youth under 18. Seating is first come, first served.

Talks, tours and other events are admission by donation or free with membership.

Event/Exhibition meta autogenerated block.


SaskTel Theatre

May 2 at 3:30PM 11:00PM

Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance:
This is the story of Ryu, a deaf man, and his sister, who requires a kidney transplant. Ryu’s boss, Park, has just laid him off, and in order to afford the transplant, Ryu and his girlfriend develop a plan to kidnap Park’s daughter. Things go horribly wrong, and the situation spirals rapidly into a cycle of violence and revenge.

With no clue how he came to be imprisoned, drugged and tortured for 15 years, Oh Dae-Su a desperate businessman, seeks revenge on his captors.

Lady Vengeance:
After being wrongfully convicted, a woman is imprisoned for 13 years and forced to give up her daughter. While in prison she gains the respect of her cellmates and plots her revenge on the man responsible. Once released, she begins her elaborate plan of retribution, but discovers a horrifying truth.

Each film is presented in Korean with English subtitles

Single film ticket at $10 for the entire three-film trilogy; free admission for members and youth under 18.

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