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I Saw the Devil (2010)

Ang-ma-reul bo-at-da (original title)
Not Rated | | Action, Drama, Horror | 12 August 2010 (South Korea)
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A secret agent exacts revenge on a serial killer through a series of captures and releases.

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Cast

Credited cast:
... Kim Soo-hyeon
... Kyung-chul
... Agent (as Lee Joon-Hyeok)
... Section chief's daughter
Moo-Seong Choi ... Tae-joo
... Planning team deputy head
... Se-jung
... Squad Chief Jang
... Section Chief Oh
Tae-goo Eom ... Detective 4
Yeong-Seon Kim ... Nun 1
Seung-ah Yoon ... The Cannibal's Girlfriend
Seo-yeon Park ... Woman at pension (as Park Seo-Yeon)
Jin-ho Choi ... Planning director
... Taxi burglar 2
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SPOILER: Jang Kyung-chul (Choi Min-sik) is a dangerous psychopath serial killer. He has committed infernal serial murders in diabolic ways that one cannot even imagine and his victims range from young women to even children. The police have chased him for a long time, but were unable to catch him. One day, Joo-yeon, daughter of a retired police chief becomes his prey and is found dead in a horrific state. Her fiancé Soo-hyun (Lee Byung-hun), a top secret agent, decides to track down the murderer himself. He promises himself that he will do everything in his power to take bloody vengeance against the killer, even if it means that he must become a monster himself to get this monstrous and inhumane killer. Written by jck movies

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Opening Weekend USA:

$13,567, 6 March 2011, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$128,392, 24 April 2011
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Director Jee-woon Kim revealed how some Indian producers were interested in the film's remake rights. Since the agreement failed at the negotiation table, he laughed, "They made it anyway." See more »

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Kyung-chul: I'll live no matter what!
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The title card unfolds with a scene in the background. See more »

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Referenced in Big Bad Wolves (2013) See more »

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I Want to Love You
Written by Kwang Hyun Park
Performed by Kwang Hyun Park
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A bloody masterpiece
12 June 2011 | by See all my reviews

I Saw The Devil is a bloody masterpiece. Jee-woon Kim has proved himself to be a master storyteller. Beautiful shots, a creative script, perfect acting and intense violence make I Saw The Devil a must-see movie for anyone who calls themselves a horror fan.

It's a breath of fresh air in a seemingly stagnant genre full of the same old vampire and zombie stories being retold over and over. And yes, there have been loads of revenge movies before, but I Saw The Devil takes it to the next level.

Gritty, dark, gory and original: I loved this movie, and I don't like anything. I just hope an American company doesn't comes along to make a shallow remake (Let The Right One In).


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