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A woman looks for both revenge and redemption after spending 13 years in prison in this offbeat thriller from South Korea. Lee Geum-ja (Lee Yeong-ae) was in her early twenties when she was found guilty of kidnapping and killing a young boy, and though she confessed to the crime under duress, while behind bars she dreamed of one day being able to clear her name -- and even the score with the people who railroaded her, including the police officer who brought her in (Nam Il-woo) and Mr. Baek (Choi Min-Sik), a teacher who wronged her in a number of ways. Lee Geun-ja teams up with a number of friends she made during her time in lock-up, including Woo So-yeong (Kim Bu-seon), a thief with a gunsmith for a husband; Oh Su-heui (Ra Mi-ran), who was saved from assault at the hands fellow inmates by Lee; and Preacher Jeon (Kim Byeong-ok), an eccentric man of the cloth who was struck by her gentle nature in jail. As Preacher Jeon helps Lee seek salvation for all she had to do while in prison, her other friends stand by her side as she gets even with her rivals and searches for the daughter she was forced to leave behind when she was convicted. Sympathy for Lady Vengeance (aka Chinjeolhan Geum-ja-ssi) was the third film in a series, preceded by Kim Byeong-ok, and Kim Byeong-ok. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

  • Release date:May 5, 2006


Lee Yeong-ae
as Lee Geum-ja
Nam Il-woo
as Det. Choi
Kim Byeong-ok
as Preacher Jeon
Oh Dal-su
as Bakery Owner Jang
Lee Seung-shin
as Park Lee-jeung
Kim Bu-seon
as Woo So-yeong
Seo Yeong-jun
as Kim Yang-heui
Song Kang-ho
as Kidnapper
Shin Ha-gyun
as kidnapper
Yu Ji-tae
as Weon-mo, as and adult
Lee Yeong-mi
Park Myeong-shin
Kim Chun-gi
Oh Gwang-rok
Ryu Seung-wan
Choi Min-Sik
as Mr. Baek


Park Chan-wook
Lee Tae-heon
Jo Yeong-wook
Jeong Seo-gyeong
Park Chan-wook
Jo Yeong-wook
Composer (Music Score)
Kim Jae-beom
Kim Sang-beom
Jo Hwa-seong
Production Designer
Lee Yong-woo
Associate Producer
Heo Dae-yeong
Associate Producer
Jeon Sang-min
Associate Producer
Miky Lee
Executive Producer
Jo Sang-gyeong
Costume Designer
Seok Min-woo
First Assistant Director