Take a look at the trailer that’s arrived for Decision to Leave, a new picture from acclaimed South Korean filmmaker Park Chan-wook (Oldboy, The Handmaiden, Thirst, Stoker).
The film is one of the most anticipated premieres at Cannes, where it will mark Chan-wook’s fourth film in competition at the prestigious film festival. And you can see why.
Decision to Leave tells of a police officer (Park Hae-il, The Host) investigating the death of a man who fell from a mountain peak. In the process, he meets the deceased man’s wife (Tang Wei, Lust, Caution) and begins to develop mixed emotions of suspicion and interest. Yeah… it’s not going to be a healthy relationship. “Am I a pushover?” he asks her in the trailer. She responds with a question of her own: “Am I so wicked?”
The trailer teases a gorgeously-shot, twisty mystery, with hints at eroticism and some macabre turns you can expect to drop jaws. Chan-wook co-wrote the screenplay with Seo-kyeong Jeong, who also worked on scripts for Chan-wook films The Handmaiden, Thirst, I’m a Cyborg, and Lady Vengeance. The pair also co-wrote 2016 thriller The Truth Beneath.
Film streaming platform, distributor and producer Mubi acquired Decision to Leave last month in what was reported to be the company’s biggest film deal so far. Mubi will be releasing the film in the US, UK, Ireland, India, and Turkey, with a fall release date expected for the US and UK. No Australian release date as yet.