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I Saw the Devil (2010)

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A secret agent exacts revenge on a serial killer through a series of captures and releases.

Director:

Jee-woon Kim (as Kim Jee-woon)

Writers:

Jee-woon Kim (adaptation), Hoon-jung Park (screenplay)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Byung-Hun Lee ... Kim Soo-hyeon
Min-sik Choi ... Kyung-chul
Joon-Hyuk Lee ... Agent (as Lee Joon-Hyeok)
Bo-ra Nam ... Section chief's daughter
Moo-Seong Choi Moo-Seong Choi ... Tae-joo
Kap-su Kim ... Planning team deputy head
In-seo Kim ... Se-jung
Gook-hwan Jeon ... Squad Chief Jang
Ho-jin Chun ... Section Chief Oh
Tae-goo Eom Tae-goo Eom ... Detective 4
Yeong-Seon Kim Yeong-Seon Kim ... Nun 1
Seung-ah Yoon Seung-ah Yoon ... The Cannibal's Girlfriend
Seo-yeon Park Seo-yeon Park ... Woman at pension (as Park Seo-Yeon)
Jin-ho Choi Jin-ho Choi ... Planning director
Mi-nam Jeong ... Taxi burglar 2
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Storyline

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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Country:

South Korea

Language:

Korean

Release Date:

12 August 2010 (South Korea) See more »

Also Known As:

I Saw the Devil See more »

Filming Locations:

South Korea

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$13,567, 6 March 2011, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$128,392, 24 April 2011
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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The film's ending music in both the Korean as well as international cut is different: The Korean cut focuses more on the music, while the international cut also has the sound of the hero crying. See more »

Quotes

Kyung-chul: So, how does it feel? You shouldn't have chased me. Who do you think won, you or me?
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"Crazy bastards!"
1 March 2011 | by mario_cSee all my reviews

I SAW THE DEVIL (English title) is a great story of revenge of a secret agent who pursues a serial killer, after this last one kill his fiancée, in a deadly cat-mouse game.

The story is captivating and the film has a good pace with a constant rhythm from the beginning to the end. Meanwhile we watch some great scenes of gore, with lots of blood but also very well shot. The humor is also present with some great jokes of black humor that are well connected to the plot. In fact is with little details this movie makes the difference, like some scenes where the camera work is great: the stabbing inside the cab is one of them. The actors also do a good job, especially the two who represent the main roles: the agent and the serial killer.

A nice piece of Asian cinema for sure, very well directed and with a strong plot.


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