Estonian premiere

Decision to Leave

Local title
Otsus lahkuda
Title in Russian
Решение уйти
Original title
Heojil kyolshim
Director
Park Chan-wook
Country
South Korea
Year
2022
Programme
Screen International Critics' Choice
Genre
crime drama
Subject
relationships, mysticism

With this seductive, serpentine neo-noir, Park Chan-wook raised the bar in the 2022 Cannes competition programme and reasserts his position as a peerless visual stylist. But there’s nothing superficial or superfluous about his style here: it’s all in the service of the film’s mercurial and at times disorientating blend of crime and passion.

Detective Hae-joon (Park Hae-il) is a Busan-based homicide specialist renowned for his obsessively dedicated stakeouts and his diligence when it comes to unravelling the threads of a murder investigation. When a Korean man, a keen climber, falls to his death from a mountain, it at first seems like a clear cut accident. However, there’s something off in the reaction of the man’s Chinese wife, Seo-rae (Tang Wei), which marks her out as a suspect. But as Hae-joon’s fascination with her becomes all-consuming, it obscures his usually clear professional eye.

Wendy Ide, Screen Daily

Director
Park Chan-wook
Screenwriter
Chung Seo-kyung, Park Chan-wook
Cast
Tang Wei, Park Hae-il
Producer
Park Chan-wook
DoP
Kim Ji-yong
Editor
Kim Sang-bum
Composer
Cho Young-wuk
Production
Moho Film
Distributor
Estonian Theatrical Distribution
World sales
CJ Entertainment
Runtime
Language
Korean, Chinese
Subtitles
Estonian, English, Russian
Other festivals
Busan, London, Cannes

Screenings

3rd Hall Apollo Kino Solaris
Screening011204 / Otsus lahkuda
SubtitlesEnglish, Estonian, Russian
Screening duration
Hall Electric Cinema, Tartu
Screening032203 / Otsus lahkuda
SubtitlesEnglish, Estonian, Russian
Screening duration
3rd Hall Apollo Kino Solaris
Screening151205 / Otsus lahkuda
SubtitlesEnglish, Estonian, Russian
Screening duration
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