After successfully premiering at Cannes Film Festival 2022 "Decision to Leave" left several viewers including Song Joong Ki and more stunned during it
After successfully premiering at Cannes Film Festival 2022 “Decision to Leave” left several viewers including Song Joong Ki and more stunned during its theatrical release.
Helmed by Park Chan Wook, the award-winning director returned to Cannes six years after the blockbuster movie “The Handmaiden” to showcase his masterpiece.
At the film’s debut, the movie received a five-minute-long standing ovation, showing how the crowd was in awe of his work.
In addition, he also took home the prestigious Best Director trophy at the 75th Cannes Film Festival for his 11th feature movie.
“Decision to Leave,” which stars Park Hae Il, Park Yong Woo, Go Kyung Pyo, Lee Jung Hyun, and Chinese actress Tang Wei, follows the story of a detective who falls in love with a mysterious widow.
Unfortunately, the woman happens to be the prime suspect in his latest murder investigation.
Following its huge success at Cannes Film Festival 2022, the public got to see “Decision to Leave” in theaters as it made a big-screen debut last June 29.
Song Joong Ki, More Industry A-listers Amazed by ‘Decision to Leave’
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Interestingly several industry A-listers were delighted with how the story was portrayed.
According to an outlet, Song Joong Ki expressed he wanted to watch the movie again.
“I wonder if this is right. I want to see Hae Joon and Seo Rae again. And I want to hear the sound of the waves in the movie again. So, I want to go to the theater and watch it again.”
The same goes for “Our Blues Star” Cha Seung Won, who mentioned watching it for the second time, adding, “The pleasure of seeing the precariousness of an upright man is exquisite and pitiful.”
Meanwhile, director Choi Dong Hoon, the man behind “The Thieves” and “Assassination,” said that he was “completely fascinated by ‘Decision to Leave,'” adding that he couldn’t forget the faces of lead stars Park Hae Il and Tang Wei.
On the other hand, “Veteran” and “Escape from Mogadishu” director Ryu Seung Wan said that he couldn’t get over the film.
“My hands and feet were numb after watching the movie. Finally, Korean movies have been brought to the realm of culture! I’m happy to see such a masterpiece.”
The overwhelmingly positive comments from these industry personalities further raised the viewers’ expectations.
‘Decision to Leave’ Director on Veering Away from Cliches
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In an interview, the “Decision to Leave” director spoke about how the film avoids cliches that depict a femme fatale.
As obtained by Korea Times, director Park Chan Wook said that he avoids cliches, by having a multilayered plot.
Moreover, the story features “plenty of melodramatic twists and turns to the seemingly predictable plot” that hooked the viewers throughout the movie.