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PREVIEW Decision to Leave
Institute of Contemporary Arts
February 2023
A woman in a salmon-red top stands against a wallpaper of mountains. Behind her are well-curated objects: tea, coffee cups. She is looking still, like she is keeping secrets to herself.
Decision to Leave, dir. Park Chan-wook, Korea 2022, 138 min., Korean / Chinese with English subtitles


Winner of the Best Director Award at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, the latest feature from Park Chan-wook (Oldboy, The Handmaiden) is a stylish and seductive romantic thriller. Decision to Leave offers nods towards classic Hollywood and Hitchcock’s Vertigo, but this is very much Park’s movie – taut, tense and technically spectacular.

A man plummets to his death from a mountain peak. Did he jump – or was he pushed? When detective Hae-joon (Park Hae-il) arrives on the scene, he begins to suspect that Seo-rae (Tang Wei), the dead man’s widow, may know more than she’s letting on. But as he digs deeper into his investigation, Hae-joon finds himself trapped in a web of deceit and desire that suggests the darkest mysteries may lurk inside the human heart. Brilliant performances from the two leads highlight the latest masterpiece from this peerless Korean director.
 
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