The plot of Park’s latest reportedly follows a detective (Park Hae-il, The Host, Memories of Murder) sent into the mountains to investigate the death of a man who falls from a high peak. Just a guess here, but it probably wasn’t accidental and there’s more to the story, especially because the dead man also has a “mysterious” wife played by Tang Wei of Blackhat and Lust, Caution.
Sure, that’s not much information, but from this quick peek and Park’s well-established track record in these matters, that sounds like a solid premise to us.
This marks Park’s fourth Cannes debut. Oldboy, Thirst, and The Handmaiden all premiered at the French festival. Streaming service MUBI recently acquired the rights to distribute Decision to Leave in North America. They plan to give the film a theatrical run at an as-yet-undisclosed time this fall before adding it to their catalog. If we had to bet, we’d also put money on this hitting some of the prestige fall film festivals and getting a strong end-of-year push come award season.