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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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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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Jee-woon Kim (adaptation)
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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 »
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16 wins & 14 nominations See more »
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Brutally profound See more (189 total) »



Byung-hun Lee ... Kim Soo-hyeon

Min-sik Choi ... Kyung-chul

In-seo Kim ... Se-jung

Bo-ra Nam ... Section chief's daughter

Gook-hwan Jeon ... Squad Chief Jang

Kap-su Kim ... Planning team deputy head

Ho-jin Chun ... Section Chief Oh
Seung-ah Yoon ... The Cannibal's Girlfriend

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

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 
Art Direction 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 .... 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 .... re-recording mixer
Visual Effects by
Jae-cheon Choi .... visual effects supervisor
Kumsoon Hwang .... digital matte painter: DIGITALIDEA
Kiyoung Jung .... pipeline technical director
Sang Hyun Jung .... digital compositor (2010)
Mirang Kim .... lighting td
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
Music Department
Mowg .... music producer

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Ang-ma-reul bo-at-da" - South Korea (original title)
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141 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Argentina:18 | Australia:R18+ | 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 | India:UA (heavily cut) | Japan:R18+ | Malaysia:(Banned) | Netherlands:16 | New Zealand:R18 | Portugal:M/18 | Singapore:R21 | South Korea:Limited (original rating) | South Korea:18 (re-rating) | Spain:18 | 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 »
Kim Soo-hyeon:Don't act so weak... this is just the beginning. Remember... your nightmare's only getting worse!See more »
Movie Connections:
Remade as Ek Villain (2014)See more »
HabaneraSee more »


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143 out of 199 people found the following review useful.
Brutally profound, 15 September 2010
Author: pizza0 from Canada

Just came back from the TIFF 10 screening of the UNCUT version of this film, and after reading the very first review posted here, I feel somewhat compelled to leave a short comment.

the movie is about revenge. a woman is murdered by a serial killer, the woman's soon-to-be husband, who happens be a highly trained special agent, takes revenge on the serial killer in some of the most gruesome ways ever presented on film.

The "TAKEN"-esque plot is fairly straight forward and even predictable at times, for some people, this unfortunately exposes the violence and turns it into a dominating theme, hence remarks of it being mindless and unnecessary are brought up.

But fans of this genre can easily see past the violence, and be drawn back to the noir nature of the film with each passing violence "segement", in the end, you can feel the main character's will for revenge, and that simply transcends the violence, and ultimately turns the film into an imaginative commentary on the human condition.

the film would also remind you of classic Fincher films, namely se7en, however, the theatrical construction of plot is a signature Ji Woon Kim style, the mise-en-scene, the soundtrack, you see it in every single film of his, especially bittersweet life.

after watching this film I found myself immediately comparing it to another masterpiece sympathy for mr.vengeance, so for those of you who have seen chan wook park's revenge trilogy and loved it, you should find time to see this film.

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