After a 13-year imprisonment for the kidnap and murder of a 6 year old boy, beautiful Lee Guem-ja starts seeking revenge on the man that was really responsible for the boy's death. With the help of fellow inmates and reunited with her daughter, she gets closer and closer to her goal. But will her actions lead to the relief she seeks?

  1. Park Chan-wook

    Director, Screenplay

  2. Chung Seo-kyung


Top Billed Cast

  1. Lee Young-ae

    Lee Young-ae

    Lee Geum-ja

  2. Choi Min-sik

    Choi Min-sik

    Mr. Baek

  3. Kwon Yea-young

    Kwon Yea-young


  4. Kim Shi-hoo

    Kim Shi-hoo


  5. Nam Il-u

    Nam Il-u

    Detective Choi

Full Cast & Crew

Sympathy for Lady Vengeance
Sympathy for Lady Vengeance



Original Title 친절한 금자씨

Status Released

Release Information

  • September 30, 2005


    Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian 21 or older. The parent/guardian is required to stay with the child under 17 through the entire movie, even if the parent gives the child/teenager permission to see the film alone. These films may contain strong profanity, graphic sexuality, nudity, strong violence, horror, gore, and strong drug use. A movie rated R for profanity often has more severe or frequent language than the PG-13 rating would permit. An R-rated movie may have more blood, gore, drug use, nudity, or graphic sexuality than a PG-13 movie would admit.

Original Language Korean

Runtime 1h 55m

Budget -

Revenue $23,803,308.00



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