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“Decision to Leave” by Park Chan-wook

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Decision to Leave

Park Chan-wook
Published: 2022
Age Range: NR

“From a mountain peak in South Korea, a man plummets to his death. Did he jump, or was he pushed? When detective Hae-joon arrives on the scene, he begins to suspect the dead man’s wife Seo-rae. But as he digs deeper into the investigation, he finds himself trapped in a web of deception and desire.” – Rotten Tomatoes

A winner of and nominee for numerous awards, Park Chan-wook’s 2022 romantic thriller “Decision to Leave” (alternate translation: Resolution to Break Up) was also a New York Times Critic’s Pick. It’s not hard to see why—this is a MOVIE. Crafted with care, “Decision to Leave” imbues a classic cat and mouse plot with gorgeous cinematography and editing; humor; and sensitive, engaging performances by its actors.

For those who enjoy: Park Chan-wook’s films and other recent South Korean films (e.g. “The Handmaiden”, “Parasite”), Hitchcock, twists and turns, femmes fatales and film noir, Drama with a capital D.

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