>>1837>Need to seek more of them out haha
If you want recommendations for more Korean revenge films, here are a few to get you started:
>Sympathy For Mr. Vengeance
Same director as Oldboy, but a much different kind of revenge film. It's probably the bleakest and most depressing film I've ever seen in terms of tone/atmosphere and it focuses more on how revenge isn't worth it rather than constant action. I loved it but it's very slow-paced sprinkled with sudden bursts of brutal violence/torture to keep you interested. It was a little hard for me to follow plot-wise, needed to skim some online summaries to fully get it.
>I Saw The Devil
Probably the best cat and mouse revenge film ever. Super brutal violence/action, constant suspense, etc.
This one is more melodramatic and playful compared to the others I'm recommending, so if you want the least edgy/depressing film start here. Still edgier than most Hollywood films though.
It doesn't get much more brutal/disturbing than this. My brother was watching this with me and about halfway through he walked out of the room and said "I don't know how you enjoy this shit, dude." But good lord the climax/final revenge in the end is tremendously satisfying. This movie basically puts you through a long, grim, grueling experience and rewards you with an insane payoff at the end. Extremely emotional, if you are a parent this movie will probably crush you.
>The Man From Nowhere
This is my personal favorite movie of all time. It's edgy and brutal but
not so much that it's inaccessible like some of the others, the main character is an absolute badass, it's full of action, and I almost cried at the ending because it was so powerful (I've watched it three times I think).
There's a lot more but these illustrate a good variety of the genre.