Decision to Leave

What happens when an object of suspicion becomes a case of obsession? Park Chan-wook (Oldboy, The Handmaiden) returns with a seductive romantic thriller that takes his renowned stylistic flair to dizzying new heights. When detective Hae-joon (Park Hae-il) arrives at a murder scene, he begins to suspect the dead man’s wife Seo-rae (Tang Wei) may know more than she initially lets on. But as he digs deeper into the investigation, Hae-joon finds himself trapped in a web of deception and desire, proving that the darkest mysteries lurk inside the human heart.

South Korea’s Official Submission to the 95th Academy Awards in the International Feature category.

Winner of the Best Director Award at the 2022 Cannes Film Festival.


Park Chan-wook is a writer and director from Seoul. His films include Oldboy (03), Thirst (09), Stoker (13), The Handmaiden (16). Decision to Leave, South Korea’s Official Submission to the 2023 Academy Awards, is his latest film.