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Bedevilled -- Selfish clerk Hae-won agrees to visit an old friend, Bok-nam, on a remote island, where she discovers that Bok-nam serves as a slave to the other residents. But after tragedy strikes, Bok-nam seeks vengeance against all of her oppressors.

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2 September 2010 (South Korea) See more »
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Nothing is more deadly than a woman seeking revenge.
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A woman subject to mental, physical, and sexual abuse on a remote island seeks a way out. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Harsh, compelling and effective, if unsubtle savage drama See more (39 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Yeong-hie Seo ... 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
Seong-woo Bae ... Cheol-jong
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
Gi-seop Jeong ... Officer Choi
Deok-jae Jo ... Police Officer Seo
Gyeong-ae Kim ... Pa-ju's Granny
Gyeong-ran Kim ... Old Lady at Bank
Hyeon-su Kim ... Banker
Woo-geun Kim ... Coupon Boy
Woo-Seok Kim ... Young Seo
Yong Kim ... Seoul Policeman
Da-un Lee ... Young Cheol-jong
Kang-hee Lee ... Tearoom Waitress
Ro-jin Myeong ... Bank Manager
Lee Myeong-ja ... Gae-tong's Granny
Jong-ho Na ... Old Villager
Yong Oh ... Deuk-su
Jeong-soon Park ... Victim's Father
Jong-bin Park ... Young Man-jong
Seung-ah Park ... Young Deok-su
Seung-hwa Seo ... Banker
Won-yong Seong ... Supervisor
Seung-hyeon Shim ... Mudo Policeman
Yeong-sun Son ... Sun-yi's Granny
Seong-eun Tak ... Ji-su
Soon-cheol Yoo ... Old Man with Alzheimer's
Ae-jin Yu ... Young Bok-nam
Seung-oh Yu ... Seoul Policeman
Sae-jin Yuk ... Mudo Policeman

Directed by
Cheol-soo Jang  (as Chul-soo Jang)
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Kwang-young Choi 

Produced by
Man-taek Han .... executive producer
Jung Hyun .... executive producer
Seok-bin Jang .... co-producer
Harry H.W. Kim .... executive producer
Kuy-young Park .... producer
 
Original Music by
Tae-seong Kim 
 
Cinematography by
Gi-tae Kim 
 
Film Editing by
Mi-Joo Kim 
 
Production Design by
Jeom-hui Sihm 
 
Sound Department
Rawly Pickens .... sound re-recording mixer
Jin-hyuk Song .... sound recordist
 
Visual Effects by
Hyun-gi Jeon .... fx artist
Sung-tae Kim .... visual effects supervisor
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Ji-na Nam .... lighting technician
 

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Also Known As:
"Kim Bok-nam salinsageonui jeonmal" - South Korea (original title)
"Be Devil" - Japan (English title) (imdb display title)
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115 min
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42 out of 51 people found the following review useful.
Harsh, compelling and effective, if unsubtle savage drama, 6 September 2010
Author: Bloodwank from United Kingdom

As manipulative as a lot of Hollywood fodder, Bedevilled should be a sinker. That it isn't is testament to its beauty, committed performances and a fine feel for harshness, though overlong its powerful and occasionally savage stuff. We follow Hae-won, returning to her childhood home to visit old friend Bok-nam. High strung, frigid and apparently callous Hae Won isn't especially likable, but as things go on we see why she might be this way, for the small island where she grew up is a pretty terrible place. Her reunion may be sweet, but Bok-nam is in a bad situation, and things are building to a head…The plot summary on this page tells more than is strictly needed about the skimpy plot of this one, it's predictable stuff but I still recommend not knowing to much beforehand, all the better to get emotionally wrecked. Director Jang Cheol-so plays the audience like an instrument, highlighting the natural beauty of the location to better emphasise the nastiness, keeping the harsher moments just enough in the frame to be viciously effective but keeping the worst of it just out of view, conjuring jangling tension and a dash of sinister sexual menace, its taut stuff building effectively with tar black humour in its climatic release. Ji Sung-wong puts on a decent if distant show as Hae-won, implacable to the point of being a frustration, while Seo Yeong-hee is the more attractive as Bok-nam, lively façade in desperate conflict with her terrible treatment, a pleasant soul who doesn't want to face things but wrenched to a place where she can't hide. The notion of denial and the need to face up to things is what underlies events, unsubtly presented perhaps but a worthy message presented in jolting style, fortunately the film works as grim drama. There are problems though, none of the villains of the piece are well rounded, from crudely brutal and sex hungry men to cruel old ladies revelling in the status quo, everyone is so hissable that things are in constant danger of being overdone, and indeed sometimes are. Documented cases of similar isolated communities show that there is a bleak truthfulness to the pattern of events, but the characters of the villains generally lack psychological truth, hence they become less effective. The other trouble here is that the film draws out its finale with more climaxes than necessary, it doesn't lack for exciting or interesting events in its final stages but it becomes bumpy and feels overlong, it also hammers home the less subtle aspects of the film. Still, all in all this one had the required effect for me, I was gripped, appalled, dazzled and saddened, a veritable emotional roller-coaster. Worth a look for slow burning dark drama fans then, but be warned that things are a bit obvious.

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