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Decision to Leave (2022)

Opens on October 28

Director: Park Chan-wook Run Time: 138 min. Rating: NR Release Year: 2022

Starring: Go Kyung-pyo, Lee Jung-hyun, Park Hae-il, Park Yong-woo, Tang Wei

Country: South Korea
Language: Korean, Chinese

About the film:

Winner of Best Director at the 2022 Cannes Film Festival and South Korea’s official submission for Best International Feature Film at the 95th Academy Awards in 2023.

What happens when an object of suspicion becomes a case of obsession? Park Chan-wook returns with a seductive romantic thriller that takes his renowned stylistic flair to dizzying new heights.

When detective Hae-joon arrives at a murder scene, he begins to suspect the dead man’s wife Seo-rae may know more than she initially lets on. But as he digs deeper into the investigation, Hae-joon finds himself trapped in a web of deception and desire, proving that the darkest mysteries lurk inside the human heart.

About the filmmaker:

Park Chan-wook is a celebrated South Korean film director, screenwriter, producer, and former film critic whose diverse body of work has earned him international recognition and respect, beginning with the Korean box office record-breaking Joint Security Area (2000). At the Cannes Film Festival, he was awarded the Grand Prix for Old Boy (2004) and the Jury Prize for Thirst (2009). He is also known for The Handmaiden (2016), Decision to Leave (2022), the English-language film Stoker (2013) and The Vengeance Trilogy, consisting of Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance (2002), Oldboy (2003) and Lady Vengeance (2005). He also directed the television miniseries The Little Drummer Girl (2018) for the BBC.

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