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Park Chan-wook

Park Chan-wook, the homegrown talent behind the Vengeance Trilogy - “Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance” (2002); “Old Boy” (2003); and “Sympathy for Lady Vengeance” (2005) - will premiere his Hollywood debut piece “Stoker” on his home turf.

Although it will be screened to some industry insiders at this year’s Sundance Film Festival and at the International Film Festival Rotterdam, the thriller starring Nicole Kidman will open for regular cinema-goers in Korea on Feb. 28.

Ahead of the world premiere, the film has been praised among critics for its unique blend of Park’s oddball insights and Hollywood style.

“Park Chan-wook’s unique taste combined with sophisticated cinematography makes it an intense thriller film,” said a spokesperson for the production company.

It seems that Hollywood has a taste for Park now as “Old Boy” is being remade by an American team. Spike Lee directed the film and Josh Brolin and Sharlto Copley star in it.
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