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SEOUL — Oldboy fans will be able to peak into the mind of a 29-year-old Park Chan-wook, as the South Korean filmmaker’s feature debut The Moon Is… the Sun’s Dream premieres on IPTV, digital cable, online and mobile channels on Thursday (local time).
The director, now 50 and one of Korea’s most acclaimed cineastes, made his international breakthrough with the Cannes-winning Oldboy. The 2003 film is widely known as the second installment in Park’s “vengeance trilogy” alongside Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance (2002) and Sympathy for Lady Vengeance (2005).
Park’s exploration of the classic theme of revenge, however, dates back to 1992 in The Moon, a noir action-packed romance about a mobster’s flight through betrayal and revenge as he falls in love with his boss’ mistress.
Though the film has been well-known among fans and cineastes, there had been no way to watch it since it was shown on one screen 22 years ago. The film will be finally unveiled to the larger public for the first time in a digitally remastered format.
In 2013, Oldboy was also remastered and rescreened in time for its 10th anniversary. The same year Spike Lee helmed a U.S. remake of the film, while Park made his Hollywood debut with Stoker, starring Nicole Kidman.
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