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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 »
14 wins & 13 nominations See more »
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Min-sik Choi ... Kyung-chul

Byung-hun Lee ... Kim Soo-hyeon

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

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
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 »
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 »
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117 out of 165 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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