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Bedevilled (2010)
"Kim Bok-nam salinsageonui jeonmal" (original title)

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A woman subject to mental, physical, and sexual abuse on a remote island seeks a way out.

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Credited cast:
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Kim Bok-nam
Seong-won Ji ...
Hae-won
Min-ho Hwang ...
Dodger
Min Je
Ji-Eun Lee ...
Kim Yeon-hee
Jeong-hak Park ...
Man-jong
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jang-hun Ahn ...
Mr. Jang
Su-yeon Ahn ...
Restaurant Waitress
Su-ryun Baek ...
Dong-ho's granny
Shi-hyeon Chae ...
Mi-ran
Yeong-min Chun ...
Young Hae-won
Dong-hak Han ...
Superintendent
Hae-ji Hang ...
Old Villager's Daughter
Jae-seong Hong ...
Police Officer Jang
Seung-jin Hong ...
Yankee's
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Hae-won is a beautiful single woman in her thirties who works at a bank in the Seoul city. She leads a busy life until she becomes a witness to an attempted murder case, and at the same time, things get complicated at work. When things get out of hand she is forced to take a vacation so she heads for 'Moodo', a small undeveloped island, where she had once visited to see her grandparents. And where she had befriended a girl named Bok-nam who stills writes to Hae-won asking her to visit despite the fact that Hae-won never bothered to reply. Upon arriving at the island, Hae-won is shocked to see everyone treating Bok-nam like a slave. As practically the only young woman on the island, she is a plaything for all the men and a free laborer for the women. Sick of all the inhumane treatment, Bok-nam had tried to escape the island several times in the past but had failed each time. She begs Hae-won to help her escape the place, but Hae-won remains indifferent not wanting to be involved in ... Written by Fine Cut

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Nothing is more deadly than a woman seeking revenge.


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redeeming movie for korean thriller/horror films
19 January 2011 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Wow. I had very little expectations for this film based on the last few years of how korean thrillers/horrors were. But from the 2 previous reviews giving a high rating I decided to check it out. I labelled it horror simply cause of the graphic nature of the latter part of the film.

But the true horror always lies in human nature and the unkind people around. In the movie there are 2 heroines; i say 2 because they survive different ordeals.

Hae-won is a girl who works in a bank in Seoul. She's the type who never speaks out on anyone's behalf, always minding her own business. Her long time friend from the island is Bok-nam, a simple girl who has a daughter and is physically, sexually and mentally abused by the very few village people left on the island. The tension builds up slowly the moment Hae-won arrives on the island to visit her friend. From there it's a roller coaster ride of emotions.

From the first minute to the very last credits, it's hard to decide who is the real victim in the whole situation.

This film is definitely worth a watch. Not for everyone. Some may find it slow, or unbelievable...but perhaps it does reveal some truth in a place so reclusive.


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