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I Saw the Devil (2010)

Ang-ma-reul bo-at-da (original title)
Not Rated | | Action, Crime, Drama | 12 August 2010 (South Korea)
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A secret agent exacts revenge on a serial killer through a series of captures and releases.

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Se-jung
Ho-jin Chun ...
Section Chief Oh
Kap-su Kim ...
Planning team deputy head
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Agent (as Lee Joon-Hyeok)
Seung-ah Yoon ...
The Cannibal's Girlfriend
Jin-ho Choi ...
Planning director
Gook-hwan Jeon ...
Squad Chief Jang
Yeong-Seon Kim ...
Nun 1
San-ha Oh ...
Joo-yeon
Bo-ra Nam ...
Section chief's daughter
Chae-young Yoon ...
Nurse Han Song-i
Moo-Seong Choi ...
Tae-joo
Seo-yeon Park ...
Woman at pension (as Park Seo-Yeon)
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Jang Kyung-chul (Choi Min-sik) is a dangerous psychopath serial killer. He has committed infernal serial murders in diabolic ways that one cannot even imagine and his victims range from young women to even children. The police have chased him for a long time, but were unable to catch him. One day, Joo-yeon, daughter of a retired police chief becomes his prey and is found dead in a horrific state. Her fiancé Soo-hyun (Lee Byung-hun), a top secret agent, decides to track down the murderer himself. He promises himself that he will do everything in his power to take bloody vengeance against the killer, even if it means that he must become a monster himself to get this monstrous and inhumane killer. Written by jck movies

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Opening Weekend:

$13,567 (USA) (4 March 2011)

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$128,392 (USA) (22 April 2011)
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The Korea Media Rating Board forced Kim to recut the film for its theatrical release, objecting to its violent content. Otherwise, the film would have gotten a "Restricted" rating, preventing any sort of release in theaters or on home video. See more »

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Kyung-chul: Why do you look like you stepped in shit? -
[as his latest victim realizes her predicament]
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Ugly and visceral serial killer movie.
24 January 2011 | by (Chyby, Poland) – See all my reviews

The plot of "I Saw the Devil" revolves around a detective whose beautiful fiancée is savagely murdered by a vicious psychopath played by "Oldboy" himself Min-Sik Choy.Despairing cop quickly tracks down the psycho,tortures him a little and lets him free to play his own gruesome catch-and-release game...Hauntingy beautiful and sickeningly violent thriller from the director of mesmerizing "A Tale of Two Sisters".The cinematography is gorgeous,the action is hypnotic and the murders are savage and unrelenting.The plot is extremely dark and demented,so I was utterly enthralled.You will feel pain,agony and sadness in every inch of your body during "I Saw the Devil".The best serial killer movie since "The Silence of the Lambs".Watch it in pair with Gerald Kargl's "Angst" and be amazed.9 serial killers out of 10.


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