In its announcement yesterday (August 11), the Korean Film Council stated that it took into account “workmanship and directing ability along with the likelihood of success in the North American market and the ability of overseas distributors to promote the film”. In the end, the council decided that Decision To Leave was “the best choice, and we anticipate a successful outcome”.
In Decision To Leave, Park Hae-il (The King’s Letters) and Tang Wei (Long Day’s Journey Into Night) star as a detective called to a scene of a murder. The man’s wife confirms his identity, but he notices something odd about her and falls for her as he carries out an investigation into who she truly is.
Park Chan-wook, the director of Decision To Leave, premiered the film at Cannes this year, winning the Best Director award. Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance, Oldboy, and Lady Vengeance are among Park’s acclaimed Korean films, as is The Handmaiden, and Stoker, an English psychological thriller from 2013. In June, the movie premiered in South Korea, and on October 14 it will be released in the United States and the United Kingdom.
After that, MUBI will begin streaming it. A Korean movie starring Robert Pattinson and Steven Yeun, entitled Mickey7, is reported to have begun filming in the UK earlier this month. Based on an Edward Ashton novel, the film also stars Mark Ruffalo, Toni Collette, and Naomi Ackie.
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