Park Chan-wook is back with another masterpiece


The "Sympathizer," a seven-part television series directed by Park Chan-wook, will be released in April on HBO Max, the Warner Media's over-the-top streaming service. Despite being a worldwide network, HBO Max is not accessible in Korea. Considering that Netflix is HBO Max's main competitor, Coupang Play will likely be chosen as the streaming service in Korea. 
The HBO's original series, "Sympathizer" is based on a novel with the same title. Upon its publication, the novel was awarded the Pulitzer Prize, which is recognized as the greatest accolade in literary excellence. But the story really began to draw attention when filmmaker Park revealed that he was adapting the book for the big screen. 
Park is renowned for his ability to transform novels into visually stunning works of art. "The Little Drummer Girl," directed by Park Chan-wook, is a good illustration of this. It was Park's television debut and was based on a John le Carré novel. Analyzing the majority of Carré's works is quite challenging. Despite this novel being the most difficult to comprehend the psychology of the characters, Park Chon-wook was nevertheless able to demonstrate his mastery of visual composition. "The Little Drummer Girl" and "Sympathizer" are both violent spy thrillers, and Park is well-known in this genre. 
Over the past 30 years, Park Chan-wook has become widely recognized for his dramatic pieces, which include the revenge trilogy, "Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance," "Old Boy," and "Sympathy for Lady Vengeance." What matters most is that he is still a work-in-progress and has not yet produced his best work. His upcoming project "Sympathizer" is expected to confirm his status as one of the greatest artists of all time.