Publication Details

Yecies, B with Chambers, D, Double Take on Vengeance: Journey Through the Syncopic Editing Style of Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance, in Moonim Baek (ed.), Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance, New Korean Cinema Series Vol. 10, Yonsei Institute of Media Arts, Seoul, 2006, 135-158.


For foreigners who did not grow up speaking the Korean language, filmic images in contemporary Korean cinema texts speak louder than words. Visiting the “land of morning calm” in person and floating on the surface of Korean society has inspired us to gain a deeper understanding of these images and their puzzling place in Korean culture. Truly experiencing the Korean cinema revolves around heart-felt journeys into solving some of these puzzles. We have begun another sojourn with this reading of the editing style in Park Chan-wook’s Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance (2002).