Park Chan-wook, Go Dae-seok
Jeong Seon-kyeong, Park Chan-wook
Tang Wei, Park Hae-il
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.