A conscientious detective investigates the death of a man in a remote mountain. There he begins to develop a strong attraction to the victim’s wife, whom he considers the prime suspect.
After establishing himself as a leading Korean director in the year 2000 with ‘Joint Security Area’ Chan-wook won the Grand Prix at the Cannes Film Festival with ‘Old Boy’ (2003).
In the years since, he has continued to receive worldwide acclaim with films such as ‘Sympathy for Lady Vengeance’ (2005); ‘Thirst’ (2009), which won the Jury Prize at the 62nd Cannes Film Festival; ‘Stoker’ (2013), his Hollywood debut; and ‘The Handmaiden’ (2016), which won the Best Film Not in the English Language at the 71st BAFTA. From his first TV series ‘The Little Drummer Girl’ (2018) which screened on the BBC, to his collaboration with Apple on the short film ‘Life Is But a Dream’ (2022), he has constructed a unique cinematic world with his taboo-breaking storytelling, fascinating characters and sensual visuals. This year he won the award for Best Director at Cannes with ‘Decision to Leave’.