2022 Cannes Critics’ Panel: Day 7- Park Chan-Wook’s Decision to Leave
Now that moved the move into television (The Little Drummer Girl and the forthcoming The Sympathizer), Park Chan-wook finally returns to Cannes with Decision to Leave – his fourth film in comp. He shook the world in 2004 when Old Boy won the Grand Prix. In 2009 he won the Jury Prize for Thirst. His third trip was six years back with The Handmaiden. This tale about a week detective stars Hae-il Park and Tang Wei.
We begin with a murder scene and what follows is rather large in scope — an ode to old school films within the genre this is long-winded topsy-turvy long-winded tale where not only does the detective hide his true intentions and feelings….but so does the suspect!
Failing to meet expectations with several of our critics … the plus two hour two-parter opus ranks somewhere in the middle of the pack – with a 2.9 overall average.
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