Narrative Feature | 138 minutes

HIFF 2022

 World Cinema Narrative

Directed by
Park Chan-wook

Produced by
Park Chan-wook, Go Dae-seok

Written by
Jeong Seon-kyeong, Park Chan-wook

Tang Wei, Park Hae-il

Sponsored by

2022 | Korean/Chinese | South Korea

Full of Hitchcockian twists and turns, DECISION TO LEAVE is an elaborate and emotionally complex crime story. Married, hard-working detective Hae-jin (Park Hae-il) is sent to investigate the mysterious death of a man found at the foot of the mountains. When he falls for the prime suspect—the dead man’s enigmatic wife Seo-rae (Tang Wei, LUST, CAUTION)—Hae-jin must balance personal feeling with moral duty in this delicately wrought tale of love and obsession, which keeps its viewers guessing right till the end. This romantic thriller has enthralled audiences and critics alike, earning visionary filmmaker Park Chan-wook (THE HANDMAIDEN, HIFF 2016) the prestigious Best Director Prize at Cannes. This MUBI release is South Korea’s official selection for Best International Feature at the Academy Awards.