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Deliver Us from Evil (2020)

Daman akeseo guhasoseo (original title)
An assassin goes to Thailand in order to solve a kidnapping case linked to him, and finds himself chased by a man whose sibling he killed.

Director:

Won-Chan Hong

Writer:

Won-Chan Hong
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Cast

Credited cast:
Jung-min Hwang ... In-nam (as Hwang Jung-min)
Jung-jae Lee ... Ray (as Lee Jung-jae)
Jeong Min Park ... Yoo-Yi (as Jung-min Park)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Hee-Seo Choi ... Youngjoo (as Moon Choi)
Hakuryû ... Sensei
Hiroaki Hirakawa Hiroaki Hirakawa ... Bank Clerk
Ito Keitoku Ito Keitoku ... Sensei's Subordinate
Ken Kurahara Ken Kurahara ... Sensei's Subordinate
Atsundo Maruyama Atsundo Maruyama ... Sensei's Subordinate
Tomonori Mizuno Tomonori Mizuno ... Gondo
Dae-hwan Oh
Vithaya Pansringarm ... Ran
Myeong-hoon Park ... (as Park Myeong-hoon)
So-yi Park So-yi Park ... Yoo-min
Kosuke Toyohara Kosuke Toyohara ... Goreda
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Storyline

An assassin goes to Thailand in order to solve a kidnapping case linked to him, and finds himself chased by a man whose sibling he killed.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Harboiled chase action

Genres:

Action | Crime | Thriller

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Trivia

Jung-jae Lee found the action sequences in Thailand more spectacular than he expected. He had to familiarize himself with a seamless sequence of moves and practice with the martial arts team for weeks. See more »

Quotes

Ray: You know what people say the most before I kill them? That there's no need to go to this extent.
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Alternate Versions

The film initially received an adults only classification when first submitted to the Korean censors. The filmmakers edited 50 seconds of footage to achieve a more profitable "15" rating. When the film became a massive hit, it was re-released (as the "Final Cut") with the initially removed footage reinstated. See more »

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The Korean version of Taken meets John Wick
19 September 2020 | by Top_Dawg_CriticSee all my reviews

Wow this Korean film was surprisingly impressive! It's one of the best Asian films I've seen. What's even more impressive, is that it was written and directed by a newb/amateur Korean filmmaker, Won-Chan Hong. You'd think a seasoned filmmaker put this action-crime-thriller together.

The directing and cinematography was perfection. Camera colors, shots and angles were top-shelf. The writing - especially for an Asian action film, was excellent. A great story that was cleverly written, well paced within its 108 min runtime, and properly edited. It literally is the Korean version of Liam Neeson in Taken meets assassin John Wick. The action sequences were expertly choreographed. The score was great and fitting, without being overbearing. Casting and performances were outstanding. The little Korean girl was so adorable. Filmmaker Won-Chan Hong is certainly one to keep an eye on.

I'll definitely be watching this one again. It's a well deserved 9/10 from me. To see more of my 1000+ ratings and reviews, and to see how I critique films, simply click on my username.


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Country:

South Korea

Language:

Korean | Thai | English | Japanese

Release Date:

5 August 2020 (South Korea) See more »

Also Known As:

Deliver Us from Evil See more »

Filming Locations:

South Korea See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$34,013,810
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (extended)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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