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I Saw the Devil (2010)
"Ang-ma-reul bo-at-da" (original title)

Not Rated  |   |  Crime, Drama, Horror  |  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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(as Kim Jee-woon)

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Se-jung
Ho-jin Chun ...
Section Chief Oh
Kap-su Kim ...
Planning team deputy head
Seung-ah Yoon ...
The Cannibal's Girlfriend
San-ha Oh ...
Joo-yeon
Gook-hwan Jeon ...
Squad Chief Jang
Yoon-seo Kim ...
Se-yeon
Joon-hyeok Lee ...
Agent (as Lee Joon-Hyeok)
Bo-ra Nam ...
Section chief's daughter
Chae-young Yoon ...
Nurse Han Song-i
Moo-Seong Choi ...
Tae-joo
Jin-ho Choi ...
Planning director
Cheol-woo Han ...
Detective Park
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Jang Kyung-chul (Choi Min-sik) is a dangerous psychopath who kills for human meat. 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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12 August 2010 (South Korea)  »

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Box Office

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

Gross:

$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: Hey. Cut the bullshit. You already lost. You think you got me? Huh? Fuck you. I don't know what pain is. Fear? Don't know that either. There's nothing you can get from me. So... You already lost. Got that?
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A bloody masterpiece
12 June 2011 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

I Saw The Devil is a bloody masterpiece. Jee-woon Kim has proved himself to be a master storyteller. Beautiful shots, a creative script, perfect acting and intense violence make I Saw The Devil a must-see movie for anyone who calls themselves a horror fan.

It's a breath of fresh air in a seemingly stagnant genre full of the same old vampire and zombie stories being retold over and over. And yes, there have been loads of revenge movies before, but I Saw The Devil takes it to the next level.

Gritty, dark, gory and original: I loved this movie, and I don't like anything. I just hope an American company doesn't comes along to make a shallow remake (Let The Right One In).


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