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I Saw the Devil -- A dangerous psychopath's latest victim is the pregnant fiancée of elite special agent Soo-hyun. Obsessed with revenge, Soo-hyun is determined to track down the murderer, even if doing so means becoming a monster himself.
I Saw the Devil -- When his pregnant wife becomes the latest victim of a serial killer, a secret agent blurs the line between good and evil in his pursuit of revenge.
I Saw the Devil -- The clip "Greenhouse Fight" from I Saw the Devil
I Saw the Devil -- When his pregnant wife becomes the latest victim of a serial killer, a secret agent blurs the line between good and evil in his pursuit of revenge.
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Release Date:
12 August 2010 (South Korea) See more »
Evil lives inside. See more »
A secret agent exacts revenge on a serial killer through a series of captures and releases. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
16 wins & 14 nominations See more »
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"A real complete revenge." See more (172 total) »



Byung-hun Lee ... Kim Soo-hyeon

Min-sik Choi ... Kyung-chul

In-seo Kim ... Se-jung
Ho-jin Chun ... Section Chief Oh
Kap-su Kim ... Planning team deputy head

Joon-hyeok Lee ... Agent (as Lee Joon-Hyeok)
San-ha Oh ... Joo-yeon
Seung-ah Yoon ... The Cannibal's Girlfriend
Gook-hwan Jeon ... Squad Chief Jang
Bo-ra Nam ... Section chief's daughter
Yoon-seo Kim ... Se-yeon
Chae-young Yoon ... Nurse Han Song-i
Min-yeong Kim ... Junior high female student (as Kim Min-Yeong)
Moo-Seong Choi ... Tae-joo
Jin-ho Choi ... Planning director
Seo-yeon Park ... Woman at pension (as Park Seo-Yeon)
Tae-goo Eom ... Detective 4
Yeong-Soon Son ... Keyong-cheol 's mother
Tae-Seong Jeong ... Hotel worker
Jeong-won Jang ... Keyong-cheol 's son
Park Ji-Yeon ... Tutor teacher
Seung-min Jo ... Hospital room police
Chae-yeon Kim ... Joo-yeon's cousin
Jeong-gi Park ... Sergeant
Ji-eun Lee ... Children at stream
Choi Moon-Sook ... Joo-yeon's aunt
Mi-Ryeong Yang ... Joo-yeon's friend
Hyeon-joo Nam ... Section chief Oh's wife
Chang-hee Seol ... Plainclothes detective
Yeong-Seon Kim ... Nun 1
Hye-rin Lee ... Junior high female student 1
Hyeon-Yong Lee ... Child at stream
Geum-Seong Kil ... Man at harbor
Don-Gyoo Choi ... Middle-aged couple
Min-soo Park ... Child at stream
Ji-yoon Jeong ... Junior high female student
Hwa-Hyeon Kim ... Family of woman at pension, picture
Ha-Neul Jang ... Junior high female student
Yeong-Chan Kim ... Young pharmacist
Byeong-hee Yoon ... Jjang-goo / Bulging head
Dae-hye Kim ... Hospital worker
Cheol-woo Han ... Detective Park
Heo Seul ... Nun 2
Hee-joo Ahn ... Junior high female student
Yeong-sik Sin ... Taxi driver
Song-i Han ... Joo-yeon's friend
Seong-ho Choi ... Joo-yeon's cousin
Deok-jae Jo ... Detective Kang
Seung-Ri Ha ... Female high school student at harbor
Seol-gu Lee ... Taxi burglar 1
Myeong-Yeon Jo ... Detective 3
Bong-soo Kim ... Keyong-cheol 's father
Mi-nam Jeong ... Taxi burglar 2
Mi-Seon Park ... Junior high female student
Jeong-Hoon Sin ... Police at stream
Kang-il Kim ... Park Han-gi
Se-joo Han ... Woman on bus
Seon-Nyeo Kim ... Middle-aged couple
Hang-soo Lee ... Investigation team leader
Yoo Yeong-bok ... Family of woman at pension, picture
Yong-wan Goo ... Corporal
Hyeon-hwa Heo ... Family of woman at pension, picture
Jae-geon Kim ... Old doctor
Hwan-goo Lee ... Joo-yeon's uncle
Sin-Beom Sin ... Old pharmacist

Directed by
Jee-woon Kim  (as Kim Jee-woon)
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Jee-woon Kim  adaptation
Hoon-jung Park  screenplay

Produced by
Kee-young Cheong .... co-executive producer
Hyung-cho Il .... co-executive producer
Hun-you Jeong .... executive producer
Seong-weon Jo .... co-producer
Yeong-shin Kang .... co-executive producer
Byung-ki Kim .... co-executive producer
Hyun-woo Kim .... producer
Jae-young Kim .... associate producer
Jung-hwa Kim .... associate producer
Kil-soo Kim .... co-executive producer
Greg Moon .... executive producer
Jae-sik Moon .... co-executive producer
Sungho Nam .... line producer
Bryan Song .... co-executive producer
Youngjoo Suh .... co-executive producer
Original Music by
Cinematography by
Mo-gae Lee 
Film Editing by
Na-young Nam 
Production Design by
Hwa-sung Cho 
Costume Design by
Yoo-jin Kwon 
Makeup Department
Tae-young Kwak .... special makeup effects artist
Hee Eun Lee .... special makeup effects artist
Sound Department
Romain Bigorgne .... sound effects editor
Tae-young Choi .... sound re-recording mixer
Tae-young Choi .... supervising sound editor
Hye Young Kang .... sound designer
Dong-Han Kim .... sound effects editor
Min Kyu Kim .... foley mixer
Chung Gyu Lee .... foley artist
Min Young Park .... dialogue editor
Yong Ki Park .... adr mixer
Yong Ki Park .... sound re-recording mixer
Visual Effects by
Kumsoon Hwang .... digital matte painter: DIGITALIDEA
Kiyoung Jung .... pipeline technical director
Sang Hyun Jung .... digital compositor (2010)
Wook Kim .... visual effects supervisor
Il Hwan Na .... digital matte painter: DIGITAL IDEA
Youngbin Park .... digital compositor: DIGITALIDEA
Min Jung Shin .... digital compositor
Camera and Electrical Department
Byung-seo Kim .... camera operator: "c" camera
Jae-Hyeok Lee .... still photographer

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Also Known As:
"Ang-ma-reul bo-at-da" - South Korea (original title)
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141 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Sound Mix:
Australia:R | Canada:18A (British Columbia/Ontario) | Canada:R (Manitoba) | Canada:18+ (Quebec) | Finland:K-18 (self applied) | France:-16 (with warning) | Germany:BPjM Restricted | Germany:Not Rated (JK) (uncut) | Germany:18 (cut) | Hong Kong:III | Japan:R18+ | Malaysia:(Banned) | Netherlands:16 | New Zealand:R18 | Portugal:M/18 | Singapore:R21 | South Korea:Limited (original rating) | South Korea:18 (re-rating) | Sweden:15 | UK:18 | USA:Not Rated

Did You Know?

Marks Min-Sik Choi's second role as a serial killer, following 2005's Sympathy for Lady Vengeance (known in the US as Lady Vengeance.)See more »
Kyung-chul:Why you little... Gone insane from eating human flesh? Wake up! I'm Jang Kyung Chul!See more »
Movie Connections:
Remade as The Villain (2014)See more »
HabaneraSee more »


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87 out of 121 people found the following review useful.
"A real complete revenge.", 27 November 2010
Author: ElijahCSkuggs from Happy Land, who lives in a Gumdrop House on Lolly Pop Lane

Are most revenge stories totally complete? Is Hammurabi's Code not good enough? An eye for an eye, a life for a life? 'I Saw the Devil' doesn't think so, and I have to agree.

With top Korean names as Ji-Woon Kim (A Bittersweet Life, Tale of Two Sisters), Byung-hun Lee (A Bittersweet Life) and the always amazing Min-Sik Choi (everything), this film had some lofty expectations, and I can easily say that whatever expectations I had, they were smashed, bashed, and slashed into smithereens and finally, thrown out the window.

Wronged by the blood-thirsty psycho Choi, Agent Byhung takes vengeance into his own hands in unrelenting fashion. And boy howdy, we got some serious, flesh-ripping and bone-shattering revenge here. Mix in great direction, cinematography, choreography, music, and, of course, dynamite acting, you've got one fantastic flick.

Not long into the film, I began to wonder if Min-Sik Choi was delivering one of the all-time anti-hero performances, and for a minute or two, I was definitely thinking that this was the case. However, those anti-hero thoughts were quickly dashed away - he's straight up evil. Always the reliable actor, Min-Sik may have out-done himself; he successfully transformed into one of cinema's most memorable serial killer/villains.

Beyond wishing for a stronger emotional impact, this film is just perfect stuff in my eyes. Serial killer movies are being made brilliantly by our beloved brothers from South Korea, and I thank them from the bottom of my heart with big hugs and kisses.

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