Decision to Leave (2022)
What happens when an object of suspicion becomes a case of obsession?
Winner of Best Director at the 2022 Cannes Film Festival, Park Chan-wook (Oldboy, The Handmaiden) returns with a seductive romantic thriller that takes his renowned stylistic flair to new heights. From a mountain peak in South Korea, a man plummets to his death. Did he jump, or was he pushed? When detective Hae-joon (Park Hae-il, The Host) arrives on the scene, he begins to suspect the dead man’s wife Seo-rae (Tang Wei, Lust, Caution) may know more than she initially lets on. But as he digs deeper into the investigation, Hae-joon finds himself trapped in a web of deception and desire.
With nods toward classic Hollywood and Hitchcock’s Vertigo, Decision to Leave is an essential masterwork from a legendary filmmaker, infused with elegance, ingenuity and a knife-edge precision that cannot be matched.
In Korean with English subtitles