He’d plan you the fairytale affair you’ve been dreaming of your entire life.
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Like the old-school, Sturm-und-Drang, waves-breaking-onto-the-jagged-rocks Romantics with a capital R, he understands the beauty in cruelty and the aesthetic power of emotion—his breathtaking cinematography enhances, rather than, offsets, the brutality.
You have to be a sadomasochist on some level to fully enjoy a Park Chan-Wook film--the ending of a run for their fucked up money.
Chan threatened to publicize their sexual relationship with a videotape if X did not deposit HK million into a bank account.
If revenge was taken as seriously as weddings, Park Chan-wook would be the richest man in the business.
He’s strayed from revenge as a genre since then — flirting with romantic comedy (a battery-licking anorexic who thinks she’s a cyborg falls in love at a mental hospital with a schizophrenic who believes he can steal souls), vampire horror (a Catholic priest and an emotionally abused housewife pull a but with more theological angst), and Hollywood coming-of-age (creepy schoolgirl and her creepy uncle get even creepier.) But revenge lurks thematically in the background (“If you do that, everything in the world becomes a revenge story,” he complained to a journalist who interpreted the romantic comedy as revenge turned inward.) But his latest film, ¸ it’s an erotic thriller told Rashomon-style about a conwoman who infiltrates the household of an heiress in Japanese-occupied Victorian-era Korea.
It’s also possibly the Park Chan-wookiest of all Park Chan-wook films, containing hyperstylized ultraviolence, eviscerating twists, tar-black humor, illuminating sex scenes, and yes, even an octopus.
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In honour of the Palme D’Or nominated But Park is playing the long-con; in the larger scheme of things, humour is merely one of many tactics he uses to manipulate our emotions.