"Decision to Leave"will return to cinemas in the UK on February 13

“Decision to Leave”will return to cinemas in the UK on February 13

“Decision to Leave” is coming back in the UK & Irelands’ theatres on February 13, Just one night, with Park Chan-wook and PARASITE director Bong Joon Ho in conversation. Tickets will soon be available for purchase. A release from MUBI.

All Details About the Korean film ‘Decision to Leave’

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Park Chan-wook is the producer, co-writer, and director of the 2022 South Korean erotic mystery movie, Decision to Leave.

Tang Wei, a Chinese actress, and Park Hae Il, of “Memories of Murder” fame, play lead roles in the movie. Song Seo Rae, a Chinese immigrant who lives in South Korea, is represented by Tang Wei. Actor Park Hae Il portrays Busan-based investigator Jang Hae Jun, who struggles with sleep.

He appears to be in turmoil because he is divorced from his wife, who resides in Ipo. He begins to feel affection for her after encountering each other in odd circumstances.

Tang Wei and Park Hae Il, in the film 'Decision to Leave'
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Their relationship, however, has a tragic trajectory throughout the movie and comes to a startling conclusion. Critics from around the world lauded the film’s cinematography and direction by Park Chan Wook.

Box office Collection

The movie premiered on 1,374 screens on June 29, 2022. With 114,592 admissions, it debuted at the top of the Korean box office. After two weeks of release, on July 13, the movie topped 1 million entries.

With a $15,589,120 gross and 1,893,954 admissions as of January 7, 2023, it is the tenth-highest-grossing Korean movie of 2022.

Critical Reaction

Korean film, 'Decision to Leave'
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93% of the 215 reviews for the movie on Rotten Tomatoes are favorable, giving it an 8.30/10 average rating. Suppose Decision to Leave is different from Park Chan-Wook’s masterpieces.

This romantic thriller is nonetheless a stunning accomplishment by any other criterion, according to the website’s critics’ consensus. Based on 44 reviews, Metacritic gave the movie an average score of 84 out of 100, classifying it as receiving “universal acclaim.”


Park Chan-wook won Best Director at the 2022 Cannes Film Festival when the movie competed for the Palme d’Or. Decision to Leave had its theatrical debut in South Korea on June 29, 2022.

Critics appreciated Chan-Wook’s directing works in the movie, the photography, and the performances of Hae-il and Wei. It made the December shortlist and was chosen as South Korea’s submission for the Best International Feature Film category at the 95th Academy Awards. The National Board of Review also called it one of the 2022’s best Five foreign films.

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Decision to Leave got BAFTA 2023 nomination

For two British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Film Awards, the Korean film “Decision to Leave” was a contender.

The Park Chan Wook-directed film got nominations for Best Director and Best Film Not in the English Language Awards at 2023’s BAFTA Film Awards, as it was announced on January 19. Korean film fans from around the world are celebrating the nominations.

Along with “Argentina, 1985” (Santiago Mitre, Producer(s) TBC),  “The Quiet Girl” (Colm Bairéad, Cleona N. Chrualao), “All Quiet on the Western Front” (Edward Berger, Malte Grunert), and “Corsage” (Marie Kreutzer),  the movie was competing for Park Chan Wook and Ko Dae Seok’s Best Film Not in the English Language Award.

The strong nominations have already hampered the likelihood of the Tang Wei and Park Hae Il film winning a prize. Those prospects have been further diminished by the widespread popularity of “Argentina 1985.”

We were equally excited to see the Korean picture on this list, even though Netflix’s German adaptation of the World War I thriller “All Quiet on the Western Front” led the race with 14 nominations.

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“Decision To Leave” is up for consideration in the Best Director category for a second time. Edward Berger for “All Quiet on the Western Front,”  Todd Field for “Tár,” Martin McDonagh for “The Banshees of Inisherin,”  Gina Prince-Bythewood for “The Woman King,” and Daniel Kwan, Daniel Scheinert for “Everything Everywhere All at Once,” are among the competitors for Park Chan Wook.

The most popular choice on this list is “Everything Everywhere All at Once,” which has drawn much attention since its premiere and most recently won the Best Actress and Best Supporting Actor awards at the Golden Globes. The Best Picture winner at the same event was “The Banshees of Inisherin.”

On February 19 at 7 o’clock local time, the Southbank Center’s Royal Festival Hall in London, England, will host the 2023 BAFTA Film Awards. The awards ceremony hosts have thus far been confirmed as Richard E. Grant and Alison Hammond.

On January 19, 2023, British actors Toheeb Jimohand and  Hayley Atwell shared the nominees via a webcast and social media accounts for the ceremony.

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