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I Saw the Devil -- A dangerous psychopath's latest victim is the pregnant fiancée of elite special agent Soo-hyun. Obsessed with revenge, Soo-hyun is determined to track down the murderer, even if doing so means becoming a monster himself.
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.
I Saw the Devil -- The clip "Greenhouse Fight" from I Saw the Devil
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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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 »
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
Ho-jin Chun ... Section Chief Oh

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

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 .... 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
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:
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 | 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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88 out of 123 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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