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I Saw the Devil (2010) More at IMDbPro »Akmareul boatda (original title)

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Release Date:
12 August 2010 (South Korea) See more »
Evil lives inside. See more »
When his pregnant fiancee becomes the latest victim of a serial killer, a secret agent blurs the line between good and evil in his pursuit of revenge. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
16 wins & 14 nominations See more »
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Byung-hun Lee ... Kim Soo-hyeon

Min-sik Choi ... Kyung-chul

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

Directed by
Jee-Woon Kim  (as Kim Jee-woon)
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
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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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Akmareul boatda" - South Korea (original title)
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141 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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?

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 »
Kyung-chul:Why you little... Gone insane from eating human flesh? Wake up! I'm Jang Kyung Chul!See more »
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32 out of 52 people found the following review useful.
"Crazy bastards!", 1 March 2011
Author: mario_c from Porto, Portugal

I SAW THE DEVIL (English title) is a great story of revenge of a secret agent who pursues a serial killer, after this last one kill his fiancée, in a deadly cat-mouse game.

The story is captivating and the film has a good pace with a constant rhythm from the beginning to the end. Meanwhile we watch some great scenes of gore, with lots of blood but also very well shot. The humor is also present with some great jokes of black humor that are well connected to the plot. In fact is with little details this movie makes the difference, like some scenes where the camera work is great: the stabbing inside the cab is one of them. The actors also do a good job, especially the two who represent the main roles: the agent and the serial killer.

A nice piece of Asian cinema for sure, very well directed and with a strong plot.

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