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DECISION TO LEAVE

(HEOJIL KYOLSHIM)

Year 2022
Runtime 138 mins
Language Korean, Chinese
Subtitles English
Alberta Premiere
Availability
  • In Cinema Only
Showtimes
Oct 1
2:45 PM Eau Claire 5

A man falls from a mountain peak to his death. The detective in charge, Hae-joon (PARK Hae-il), comes to meet the dead man's wife Seo-rae (TANG Wei), who does not show any signs of being upset by her husband's death. With her behaviour so unlike that of a grieving relative, the police consider her a suspect. Hae-joon interrogates Seo-rae and while observing her on a stakeout, feels himself slowly developing an interest in her.

Master director Park Chan-wook (THE HANDMAIDEN, CIFF2016; OLDBOY) weaves mystery and romance in a seamless manner that won him Best Director at the Cannes Film Festival in May. In a year filled to the brim with excellent South Korean films, DECISION TO LEAVE is the nation’s submission to the Academy for Best International Film.

Countries

South Korea
Awards
Winner, Best Director, Cannes Film Festival 2022

Festivals
Cannes Film Festival, Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, Toronto International Film Festival
Director
Park Chan-Wook
Executive Producer
Miky Lee, Kang Ho-sung
Producer
Ko Dae-seok, Park Chan-Wook
Screenwriter
Chung Seo-kyung, Park Chan-Wook
Cinematographer
Kim Ji-yong
Editor
Kim Sang-bum
Music
Cho Young-wuk
Cast
Tang Wei, Park Hae-il, Teo Yoo, Go Kyung-Pyo