I was not prepared for this movie, it is equally beautiful and disgusting. Sympathy for Lady Vengeance will hit anyone with children like a ton of bricks much the same way The Lovely Bones did for me. I hated what I saw and more to the point what I heard but I couldn't turn away.
The movie starts off a bit slow but by the middle you have a clear understanding of who Lee Geum-ja is and what her motives are.
Choi Min-sik yet again portrays a vile. character that I absolutely detested, which proves what an accomplished actor he is, the characters he plays most Hollywood actors would avoid like the plague!
Sympathy for Lady Vengeance is an extremely powerful film that is very tough to watch!