The Decision to Leave series of films is written, directed, and produced by Park Chan-Wook. In each case, the main character decides to leave their life behind to make a fresh start somewhere else. These are essentially short stories told from the point of view of someone who has left their old life behind. The first film in the series, Egg, tells the story of an old man who moves to Argentina from Korea with a bunch of cash and a pet hen. Years later, he resurfaces and reconnects with his former lover. In Red, Shoes Hong-Do decides to leave behind his life as a taxi driver and move back to his home neighborhood to raise money for his nephew’s operation by selling off all of his belongings – including his taxi. He has less than two months to do it or else he’ll lose the house that was left to him by his sister after she died.
Do you know about the release date of the Decision to Leave series:
This series will be released on 29 June 2022. Also, the series has already been written and directed by Park Chan-Wook. The film will be produced by the Chosunilbo Mufu producer team. The series has three chapters in total. The idea was inspired by the Argentine film “El Decisión de Partir” during a trip to Buenos Aires in 2012. For each of the three films, Park Chan-Wook brought on a different cinematographer to match the visual mood of each story.
Here is the plot of the Decision to Leave series discussed:
The plot of the Decision to Leave series revolves around a man who has been living in Argentina, but one day returns to Korea. While trying to pick up the pieces of his old life, he meets a woman who makes him question whether he decided to leave everything behind, or whether someone else made that decision for him.
The Name of Cast & Characters of Decision to Leave series:
- Tang Wei
- Park Hae-il
- Go Kyung-Pyo
- Lee Jung-Hyun
- Jeong Min Park
What can we expect from the Decision to Leave series?
We can expect the three parts of the series to feature actors who are not well known in Korea, such as “Lee Jung-Hyun” and “Go Kyung-Pyo”. However, Park Chan-Wook needs to decide on casting choices since he needs to consider the film’s potential box office reach. While this film is not quite a genre that sells tickets, it will be watched by a wide audience because of Park Chan-Wook’s reputation as one of the country’s most respected filmmakers.
#DecisionToLeave : Chan-wook sets a hugely intriguing (and romantic) crime puzzle that's both entertaining and absorving. Stylish yet it never sacrifices its narrative maze that comes full circle once you enter 3rd act. Amazing editing and score. #TangWei is magnetic!
R: 9 / 10 pic.twitter.com/UyRtH8PLD4
— ribeiro (@Erib3004) September 21, 2022
Who are the director’s favorite characters and why?
The favorite characters of Park Chan-Wook are “Tang Wei” and “Park Hae-il”. This is because he believes that they can play any role very well. He has worked with them before in his films and is satisfied.
Whose decision was it to come back home from Argentina?
The real decision maker is Park Hae-il. He was the person who decided to make a film about “Park Chan-wook” and make a movie about him as well. He is the interlocutor between the director and filmmaker of the film so he will be an important part of this project.
What is the storyline of the Decision to Leave series?
The storyline of the Decision to Leave series revolves around a man who has been living in Argentina, but one day returns to Korea. While trying to pick up the pieces of his old life, he meets a woman who makes him question whether he decided to leave everything behind, or whether someone else made that decision for him.
What is the Decision to Leave title sequence?
The executives discussed with Park Chan-Wook that they should show at the beginning of the film a man who came back from Korea to Argentina and lives there. He was living there with his girlfriend but after a few years, he decided to return because he did not want this relationship.
What are the critics saying about the Decision to Leave series?
The critics are just starting to know the Decision to Leave series. It is a surprise film since it is written, directed, and produced by Park Chan-Wook. Most of the reviews are positive because they will offer a new style of film for this director and his audience.