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Director:
Writer:
Hoon-jung Park (screenplay)
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Release Date:
12 August 2010 (South Korea) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Evil lives inside. See more »
Plot:
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 »
Awards:
15 wins & 14 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
"A real complete revenge." See more (161 total) »

Cast

 

Byung-hun Lee ... Kim Soo-hyeon

Min-sik Choi ... Kyung-chul

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

Directed by
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
Mowg 
 
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
Kim Dong-Han .... sound effects editor
Hye Young Kang .... sound designer
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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Runtime:
141 min
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Certification:
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?

Trivia:
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 »
Quotes:
Kyung-chul:Why you little... Gone insane from eating human flesh? Wake up! I'm Jang Kyung Chul!See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Big Bad Wolves (2013)See more »
Soundtrack:
I Want to Love YouSee more »

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82 out of 114 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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