South Korea

Everything starts with a fall. A man who was climbing a mountain was found dead, crashed to the ground. Was it an accident? Suicide? Homicide? Detective Hae-jun investigates the mystery. He is a gentle man, the youngest inspector in Busan, happily married and devoted to his work. When he arrives on the scene, he begins to suspect that the dead man’s Chinese wife, Seo-rae, may know more than she initially lets on, but this attractive, charismatic woman couldn’t be a murderer. Hae-jun gets drawn into more than just the case as he surveys Seo-rae and becomes obsessed with her quirks. When he crosses the professional line to learn more about Seo-rae, he starts to make mistakes and finds himself trapped in a web of deception and desire, proving that the darkest mysteries lurk inside the human heart.

Best Director Cannes Best Editing Valladolid Best Film, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Cinematography, Best Music Buil Film Awards Best Director, Best Actor, Best Actress Chunsa Film Art Awards South Korea’s entry to the 95th Academy Awards

Film director, screenwriter, producer and former film critic Park Chan-wook (1963, Seoul) studied philosophy at Sogang University and worked as a film critic, assistant director and scriptwriter. His movie career began with the success of Joint Security Area (2000). Each installment of his Vengeance Trilogy, Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance (2002), Oldboy (2003) and Sympathy for Lady Vengeance (2005) was a hit. He directed Stoker (2013) in the USA and The Handmaiden (2016) earned him his third invitation to the main competition of the Cannes Film Festival. His latest film Decision To Leave won the Best Director Award at Cannes 2022.