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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 »
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Ugly and visceral serial killer movie. See more (150 total) »



Byung-hun Lee ... Kim Soo-hyeon

Min-sik Choi ... Kyung-chul

In-seo Kim ... Se-jung
Seung-ah Yoon ... The Cannibal's Girlfriend
San-ha Oh ... Joo-yeon
Chun Ho-jin ... Section Chief Oh
Jin-ho Choi ... Planning director
Kap-su Kim ... Planning team deputy head
Gook-hwan Jeon ... Squad Chief Jang
Yoon Chae-Yeong ... Nurse Han Song-i
Bo-ra Nam ... Section chief's daughter
Moo-Seong Choi ... Tae-joo
Yoon-seo Kim ... Se-yeon
Park Seo-Yeon ... Woman at pension
Ji-yoon Jeong ... Junior high female student
Park Ji-Yeon ... Tutor teacher
Seol-gu Lee ... Taxi burglar 1
Jeong Mi-nam ... Taxi burglar 2
Jang Jeong-won ... Keyong-cheol 's son
Lee Hye-rin ... Junior high female student 1
Park Min-soo ... Child at stream
Han Song-i ... Joo-yeon's friend
Deok-jae Jo ... Detective Kang
Lee Joon-Hyeok ... Agent
Goo Yong-wan ... Corporal
Cheol-woo Han ... Detective Park
Seol Chang-hee ... Plainclothes detective
Kim Yeong-Seon ... Nun 1
Yeong-Soon Son ... Keyong-cheol 's mother
Seung-Ri Ha ... Female high school student at harbor
Kim Kang-il ... Park Han-gi
Han Se-joo ... Woman on bus
Kim Seon-Nyeo ... Middle-aged couple
Yoon Byeong-hee ... Jjang-goo / Bulging head
Yang Mi-Ryeong ... Joo-yeon's friend
Nam Hyeon-joo ... Section chief Oh's wife
Sin Sin-Beom ... Old pharmacist
Heo Seul ... Nun 2
Lee Hang-soo ... Investigation team leader
Ahn Hee-joo ... Junior high female student
Lee Hyeon-Yong ... Child at stream
Kil Geum-Seong ... Man at harbor
Sin Yeong-sik ... Taxi driver
Jo Seung-min ... Hospital room police
Choi Don-Gyoo ... Middle-aged couple
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
Kim Yeong-Chan ... Young pharmacist
Park Jeong-gi ... Sergeant
Lee Ji-eun ... Children at stream
Choi Moon-Sook ... Joo-yeon's aunt
Jo Myeong-Yeon ... Detective 3
Kim Bong-soo ... Keyong-cheol 's father
Park Mi-Seon ... Junior high female student
Sin Jeong-Hoon ... Police at stream
Jeong Tae-Seong ... Hotel worker
Yoo Yeong-bok ... Family of woman at pension, picture
Kim Dae-hye ... Hospital worker
Kim Chae-Yeon ... Joo-yeon's cousin
Tae-goo Eom ... Detective 4
Hyeon-hwa Heo ... Family of woman at pension, picture
Jae-geon Kim ... Old doctor
Lee Hwan-goo ... Joo-yeon's uncle
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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
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
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
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 »
Kim Soo-hyeon:I will kill you when you are in the most pain. When you're in the most pain, shivering out of fear, then I will kill you. That's a real revenge. A real complete revenge.See more »
Movie Connections:
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36 out of 48 people found the following review useful.
Ugly and visceral serial killer movie., 24 January 2011
Author: HumanoidOfFlesh from Chyby, Poland

The plot of "I Saw the Devil" revolves around a detective whose beautiful fiancée is savagely murdered by a vicious psychopath played by "Oldboy" himself Min-Sik Choy.Despairing cop quickly tracks down the psycho,tortures him a little and lets him free to play his own gruesome catch-and-release game...Hauntingy beautiful and sickeningly violent thriller from the director of mesmerizing "A Tale of Two Sisters".The cinematography is gorgeous,the action is hypnotic and the murders are savage and unrelenting.The plot is extremely dark and demented,so I was utterly enthralled.You will feel pain,agony and sadness in every inch of your body during "I Saw the Devil".The best serial killer movie since "The Silence of the Lambs".Watch it in pair with Gerald Kargl's "Angst" and be amazed.9 serial killers out of 10.

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