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Director of the original ‘Oldboy’ is a Spike Lee fan

When South Korean director Park Chan-wook made the film “Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance” in 2002, there were no plans to follow it up with two more quirky, nasty, violent entries that would eventually morph the three films into what’s now known as his “Vengeance Trilogy.” Director Park wasn’t even aware of the hit Japanese manga (comic book) called “Oldboy” until his producer approached him with a copy.

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