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Links to our threads on the original versions of Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance (2002), Oldboy (2003) and Sympathy for Lady Vengeance (2005), and to our thread on the remake of Oldboy (2013). Link to our thread on Paradise Now (2005). - - - ‘Paradise Now’ Director Hany Abu-Assad to Direct ‘Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance’ Remake (Exclusive) Hany Abu-Assad will direct the English-language remake of “Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance,” the Park Chan-Wook film that kicked off the South Korean filmmaker’s “Vengeance Trilogy,” an individual with knowledge of the project has told TheWrap. Silver Reel, Lotus Entertainment, di Bonaventura Pictures and CJ Entertainment are refashioning the film in English based on a script by “Broken City” writer Brian Tucker. The original film follows a deaf-mute man whose attempt to pay for his sister’s kidney transplant spawns a series of violent encounters. Abu-Assad just won the Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival for “Omar” and is best known for his 2006 film “Paradise Now.” That movie, about two Palestinian men preparing for a suicide attack in Israel, won the Golden Globe for Best Foreign Language Film and was nominated for a 2006 Oscar. . . . TheWrap.com, September 11
Interesting film. Palestinian director, with French, Dutch and Israeli production companies. A look at what could be the motivation/justification of a suicide bomber. It's not as good as Battle of Algiers, but worth seeing. It's not really an apology for suicide bombers, but an exploration of the factors that go into someone making that decision. It both allows the reasoning for such a choice to be heard, but also critiqued by those who disagree with the method. One point of interest is the connection between Suha and Said. Suha's father was an early martyr and has been held up through the years as a great hero. She says she'd rather have him alive than a hero. She is one of the voices against suicide bombing. We discover that They have both lost fathers through different circumstances, and it affects their outlook.