Decision to Leave

Best Director
Cannes Film Festival
Palme d’Or
Cannes Film Festival
The film is a box of secret compartments; just when you think you’ve got it all figured out, one more panel springs open.


Decision to Leave

Park Chan-wook’s critically acclaimed Decision to Leave will return to cinemas for one night only, accompanied by a new pre-recorded conversation between Park Chan-wook and Academy Award-winner Bong Joon Ho (Parasite), exclusive to cinemas.

Film - 2 hours, 19 mins
Q&A - 29 mins, 17 sec

What happens when an object of suspicion becomes a case of obsession?

Winner of Best Director at the 2022 Cannes Film Festival, Park Chan-wook (
Oldboy, The Handmaiden) returns with a seductive romantic thriller that takes his renowned stylistic flair to dizzying new heights.

From a mountain peak in South Korea, a man plummets to his death. Did he jump, or was he pushed? When detective Hae-joon (Park Hae-il,
The Host) arrives on the scene, he begins to suspect the dead man’s wife Seo-rae (Tang Wei, Lust, Caution) may know more than she initially lets on. But as he digs deeper into the investigation, Hae-joon finds himself trapped in a web of deception and desire, proving that the darkest mysteries lurk inside the human heart.

With nods toward classic Hollywood and Hitchcock’s
Vertigo, DECISION TO LEAVE is an essential masterwork from the legendary Park Chan-wook, infused with elegance, ingenuity and a knife-edge precision that truly cannot be matched.
Not Rated
Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Park Chan-wook
Tang Wei, Park Hae-il
Winner, Best Director, Cannes Film Festival
Nominee, Palme d’Or, Cannes Film Festival
Nick Schager, The Daily Beast

Park Chan-wook is the heir apparent to Alfred Hitchcock (and, by extension, Brian De Palma), and 'Decision to Leave' is further proof that no one does modern erotic thrillers quite like him. Earning Park the best director prize at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, the film—now in theaters, following ...

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