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Park Chan-wook’s ‘Decision to Leave’ shortlisted for Academy Awards

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Director Park Chan-wook
Director Park Chan-wook

Director Park Chan-wook’s romance suspense film “Decision to Leave” has been shortlisted for the Best Foreign Language Film at next year’s Academy Awards, following a Golden Globe nomination.

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the organization behind the Oscars, announced on Wednesday the shortlisted films for next year’s Academy Awards to be held in March.

“Decision to Leave” follows police detective Hae-jun, portrayed by Park Hae-il, who begins to fall for a suspect: a Chinese widow named Seo-rae, portrayed by Tang Wei. The pair meet after Hae-jun begins to investigate the mysterious death of a man — Seo-rae’s husband — who was found dead after falling from a mountain.

BY LIM JEONG-WON [lim.jeongwon@joongang.co.kr]

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