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Decision to Leave – Movie Review

Park Chan-wook took home the Best Director award at this year’s Cannes Film Festival for his romantic thriller about a Korean police officer who finds himself falling in love with the prime suspect of a murder investigation he has been tasked to solve. Starring Tang Wei and Park Hae-il

** Deep Dive Movie Reviews contain spoilers **

0:00 – Intro

1:00 – Synopsis of Decision to Leave

2:30 – Each scene is a painting

9:00 – Park Chan-wook’s camera techniques

11:52 – James explains the phone swap to Steve

15:55 – Humour despite the dark overtones

21:44 – Would an American version be so chaste

22:33 – Background on Park Chan-wook

26:24 – What we thought of “the ending”

31:06 – Final score for “Decision to Leave”


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