This article was written By Jon Jung on 10 Dec 2010, and is filed under Trailer Thursday.

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Jon Jung (aka “Coffin Jon”) is the producer and host of the VCinema podcast and editor-in-chief of the VCinema blog. He contributed several essays to World Film Locations: Tokyo (Intellect, 2011). Jon lives in San Francisco, but wishes he was back in Japan where he lived for seven years.

Trailer Thursday: Lady Vengeance (2005)

Back after a week break which was used for some heavy podcast editing.  Initially my thought was to dedicate December Trailer Thursdays to holiday films, but Christmas films are not all that common in Asia.  But, films set in the winter!  There are certainly plenty of those which will be explored all this month, starting this week with Lady Vengeance.

Plainly put, the whole film seems mired in winter.  From the opening shot of Geum-Ja (Lee Yeong-Ae) leaving prison to her on-foot pursuit of the child killer Baek (Choi Min-Sik), there’s everything from lightly falling snow to boisterous blizzards.  Telling of how well director Park Chan-Wook shot the winter depicted in Lady Vengeance, in one scene, Geum-Ja has her leather coat is zipped up so high that it’s covering her half of her face and hard to tell whether that was for shooting or just practical purposes.

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