Decision to Leave
Winner of Best Director at the 2022 Cannes Film Festival
What happens when an object of suspicion becomes a case of obsession?
Park Chan-wook (Oldboy, The Handmaiden) returns with a seductive romantic thriller that takes his renowned stylistic flair to dizzying new heights.
From a mountain peak in South Korea, a man plummets to his death. Did he jump, or was he pushed? When detective Hae-joon (Park Hae-il, The Host) arrives on the scene, he begins to suspect the dead man’s wife Seo-rae (Tang Wei, Lust, Caution) may know more than she initially lets on. But as he digs deeper into the investigation, Hae-joon finds himself trapped in a web of deception and desire, proving that the darkest mysteries lurk inside the human heart.
With nods toward classic Hollywood and Hitchcock’s Vertigo, DECISION TO LEAVE is an essential masterwork from the legendary Park Chan-wook, infused with elegance, ingenuity and a knife-edge precision that truly cannot be matched.
South Korea, 2022, 138 minutes, Not Rated, Directed by Park Chan-wook
“A masterful, dazzling love story wrapped in a mischievous murder mystery. After the world-conquering success of ‘Parasite’…your new, sublimely accomplished Korean thriller obsession is here.”– Jessica Kiang, VARIETY
“It’s a gorgeously and grippingly made picture and Tang Wei is magnificent.”– Peter Bradshaw, GUARDIAN
“A cracking romantic thriller.”– Nicholas Barber, BBC.COM
“A master filmmaker mines cinema’s glamorous past in a nostalgic neo-noir you don’t so much watch as surrender to.”– Neil Smith, TOTAL FILM
“A world-class artist at the top of his game.”– David Rooney, HOLLYWOOD REPORTER
“A fascinating and exquisitely directed film about desire, regret, and love.”– Rafael Motamayor, SLASHFILM