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Heojil Kyolshim

Decision To Leave

Original name: Heojil Kyolshim
English name: Decision To Leave
Year: 2022
Run time: 138 Minutes
Language: Korean, Chinese
Type (Colour/ Black & white): Colour
Country: South Korea
Director: Park Chan-wook
Producers: Jisun Back, Park Chan-wook, Ko Dae-seok
Cast: Tang Wei, Park hae-il
Screenplay: Park Chan-wook, Chung Seo-kyeong
Cinematographer: Kim Ji-yong
Editor: Kim Sang-bum
Sound Designer: Kim Suk-won
Music Composer: Cho Young-wuk
Production Company: Moho Film
World Sales: Mubi


  • Cannes 2022
  • Toronto IFF 2022
  • BFI London FF 2022
  • New York FF 2022

Director’s Selected Filmography:

  • 2016 The Handmaiden
  • 2013 Stoker
  • 2009 Thirst
  • 2005 Sympathy for Lady Vengeance
  • 2004 Oldboy
  • 2002 Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance
  • 2000 Joint Security Area

Director's Biography:

Park Chan-wook

Park Chan-wook is one of the masters working in contemporary global cinema. After establishing himself as a director with his feature Joint Security Area (2000), he became celebrated as a global auteur with Oldboy (2003), winner of the Grand Prix at the Cannes FF. 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 Cannes FF. His recent film, The Handmaiden (2016), was screened in competition at the Cannes FF, and also won the Best Film Not in the English Language at the 71st BAFTA.


A man falls from a mountain peak to his death.

The detective in charge, Hae-joon, comes to meet the dead man's wife Seo-rae.

"I worry when he does not come back from a mountain, thinking he might die at last."

Seo-rae does not show any signs of agitation at her husband's death. With her behaviour, so unlike that of a grieving relative, the police consider her a suspect.

Hae-joon interrogates Seo-rae, and while observing her on stakeout, feels himself slowly developing an interest in her.

Meanwhile the difficult-to-read Seo-rae, despite being suspected of a crime, acts boldly towards Hae-joon.

A suspect who is hiding her true feelings.

A detective who suspects and desires his suspect.

Their Decision to Leave.