Decision to leave Creates a haunting, deeply beautiful, and enchantingly tragic love story. The Decision to leave The ending leaves viewers aimlessly searching for more. They spark conversations and require in-depth analysis.
Park Chan-wook’s latest film premiered in the United States in October. He has been working his way up the festival circuit with appearances at the Toronto International Film Festival, Chicago International Film Festival, Fantastic Fest Film Festival, and many more. The film was also shown in limited theaters across North America.
And as of December 9, the movie can be watched streamed on Mubi. (Find it streaming here.)
Decision to leave It was highly expected Upcoming movies Because of Park Chan Wook’s reputation as a charming and sexy director. Bending of types – Sometimes it’s a type of Great psychological thrillers And other times a great romantic movie – that makes it a must-see movie.
Let’s dive into that Decision to leave the end.
A cautionary decision to leave spoilers ahead. Proceed with caution.
What happened at the end of the decision to leave?
After Cheol-Seong aka Slappy (Seo Hyun-woo) confesses to killing Ho-shin (Park Yong-woo), Hae-jun (Park Hae-il) realizes Seo-rae’s (Tang Wei) involvement in killing her husband. She kills Slappy’s mother so he can exact revenge on Ho-shin.
Hae-jun calls Seo-rae to confront her about the murder. She confesses everything and says that Hou Xin heard his recording of him confessing his love for her. This confuses Hae-joon as he never confessed his love for her.
Seo Rai drives to the beach and starts digging holes in the sand. Meanwhile, Hye-joon finds her abandoned car and plays the recording. It’s from the night he confronts Seo-rae about killing her first husband. In the audio recording, Hye-joon gives her instructions to get rid of the evidence, including throwing the phone into the depths of the sea where no one will find it.
On the beach, Seo-rae stands in one of its sandy holes while she waits for the tide to wash her away and bury her in the sand. Hae-joon finally reaches the beach calling out to Seo-rae. He searches and searches until he repeats his own instructions about burying the phone so deep in the sea that no one can find it. Then he continues to search for her.
How does he tell Hye Joon that he loves her
In an interview with Los Angeles TimesPark Chan Woo said that his goal is to make Decision to leave It was “creating a love story that doesn’t say the words, ‘I love you. He acts like a police officer.
Park also said Watchman That he wanted to create a police officer devoid of the toughness we see so often Movies about law and order. Take inspiration from Martin Beck’s detective series.
Hae Joon’s identity is largely related to his ability to do his job well and with honor. He is a corruption free police officer until he falls in love with Seo-rae. He is so infatuated with her that he ignores evidence that points to her involvement in the crime. He then commits the ultimate sin as law enforcer, helping her cover up the murder.
Hae-joon tells her how to destroy the evidence. Sacrificing everything he holds dear (his pride, integrity, dignity, confidence, effectiveness, etc.) to protect her, is the ultimate act of love. He doesn’t have to say I love you. His betrayal of his own sense of self makes a statement of love even stronger than “I love you.”
It might take Hye Joon some time to relate this act as a declaration of love, but Seo Rae sees and understands it.
Why does Seo-Rae make the decision to take the plunge
One of the main topics in A.I Decision to leave He is restrained. The characters prevent themselves from saying or acting upon their true feelings. Seo-rae’s recent work is another example of self-control at play. She plans her death methodically. The moment she arrives on Ipo, it is all part of a larger plan to die.
She also chooses a way to die that requires patience. She must sit back and await her fate, rather than a quicker or more tragic death.
at one point in Decision to leaveMeanwhile, Seo-rae tells Hae-jun that she came to Ipo to become one of his unsolved cases. Burying her at sea, it’s a call back telling her to drop the clue somewhere no one will ever find. It also makes it forever an unsolved case. He will likely never find her body. Therefore, he would keep wondering if she had run away somewhere or died.
In many ways, her unresolved case remains her way of saying I love you again. She never wants him to forget her. She wants to always occupy his mind and memory. Sometimes love is so important when it is not forgotten.
Drowning also allows her to finally escape.
You have now committed four murders. Despite his love for her, Hye Joon seems devastated by the fact that he let her get away with it. It is unlikely that he would let her get away with it twice. If he arrests her, he will be imprisoned. It’s also possible that Hye Jun will still be haunted by this choice. There is no happy ending for them, and Seo-rae will not have freedom while she is alive.
in EW In an interview, Park Chan-wook said this about Seo-rae’s final decision to leave:
Seo-rae does not die to free Hae-joon, but to free herself. She also wants to leave him forever, haunted by his love for her.
Love and obsession with the decision to leave
Obsession and love are intertwined Decision to leave. many Great movie love stories Involves a degree of obsession.
Hye Joon and Seo Rae share a passionate obsession with each other, but perhaps at different moments in their relationship. Toward Decision to leave In the end, Seo-rae tells Hae-joon that when his love died, hers began. I don’t think either character ever stopped loving the other, but I do think she didn’t realize her feelings for him were real until he decided to leave her and tell her how to bury the evidence.
One of the reasons I think they are so obsessed with each other is because they are both not sure how the other feels. He does not know if she is trying to manipulate him into getting away with her crimes. At first, this plays a role in their interactions. She knows he loves her, but she doesn’t know if he can love her. She says the same thing when they are on the mountain together. Guys like him won’t like her.
He then proves it by showing that he can’t let go of the suspect-police-officer dynamic.
in another place Los Angeles Times In an article, Park Chan-woo points out that when someone falls in love for the first time, they look for proof that that person loves them back. Part of their obsessions and voyeuristic approach to their relationship is the desire to understand each other. They need to know each other so intimately and deeply that they understand them in a way no one else can.
A little bit of the The greatest movies about love They, too, are stories of cravings and loss of sanity due to a mutual (or one-sided) obsession.
Totally falling for someone involves a little bit of obsession and madness. When it controls one’s life it becomes a problem. Seo-rae and Hae-jun let their obsession and love for each other get the better of them. However, he is the only one who will forever remain obsessed with her and love her. She frees herself from that cycle of longing.
The Decision to leave The ending wraps the movie up in a messy arc that feels fitting to the story and true to Park Chan-wook’s aesthetic and filmmaking style.
Decision to leave He does a lot right, including creating a memorable ending. It is one of the Best park chan wook movies.
Stream Decision to leave on mobi Starting December 9th.