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I Saw the Devil ()

Ang-ma-reul bo-at-da (original title)
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A secret agent exacts revenge on a serial killer through a series of captures and releases.

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Kim Soo-hyeon
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Jang Kyung-chul
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Se-jung
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Agent (as Lee Joon-Hyeok)
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Section chief's daughter
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Planning team deputy head
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Section Chief Oh
Moo-Seong Choi ...
Tae-joo
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Squad Chief Jang
Seung-ah Yoon ...
The Cannibal's Girlfriend
Tae-goo Eom ...
Detective 4
Jin-ho Choi ...
Planning director
San-ha Oh ...
Joo-yeon
Chae-young Yoon ...
Nurse Han Song-i
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Taxi burglar 2
Seo-yeon Park ...
Woman at pension (as Park Seo-Yeon)
Deok-jae Jo ...
Detective Kang
Seung-Ri Ha ...
Female high school student at harbor
Ji-yoon Jeong ...
Junior high female student
Chae-yeon Kim ...
Joo-yeon's cousin
Yeong-Seon Kim ...
Nun 1
Byeong-hee Yoon ...
Jjang-goo / Bulging head
Ji-eun Lee ...
Children at stream
Cheol-woo Han ...
Detective Park
Min-soo Park ...
Child at stream
Choi Moon-Sook ...
Joo-yeon's aunt
Yong-wan Goo ...
Corporal
Hang-soo Lee ...
Investigation team leader
Dae-hye Kim ...
Hospital worker
Heo Seul ...
Nun 2
Kang-il Kim ...
Park Han-gi
Hwa-Hyeon Kim ...
Family of woman at pension, picture
Park Ji-Yeon ...
Tutor teacher
Hyeon-hwa Heo ...
Family of woman at pension, picture
Hyeon-joo Nam ...
Section chief Oh's wife
Yeong-Chan Kim ...
Young pharmacist
Seon-Nyeo Kim ...
Middle-aged couple
Mi-Ryeong Yang ...
Joo-yeon's friend
Tae-Seong Jeong ...
Hotel worker
Yeong-sik Sin ...
Taxi driver
Jeong-Hoon Sin ...
Police at stream
Yeong-Soon Son ...
Keyong-cheol 's mother
Min-yeong Kim ...
Junior high female student (as Kim Min-Yeong)
Hwan-goo Lee ...
Joo-yeon's uncle
Yoo Yeong-bok ...
Family of woman at pension, picture
Don-Gyoo Choi ...
Middle-aged couple
Seong-ho Choi ...
Joo-yeon's cousin
Jeong-won Jang ...
Keyong-cheol 's son
Ha-Neul Jang ...
Junior high female student
Myeong-Yeon Jo ...
Detective 3
Seung-min Jo ...
Hospital room police
Hee-joo Ahn ...
Junior high female student
Seol-gu Lee ...
Taxi burglar 1
Hyeon-Yong Lee ...
Child at stream
Bong-soo Kim ...
Keyong-cheol 's father
Jae-geon Kim ...
Old doctor
Mi-Seon Park ...
Junior high female student
Song-i Han ...
Joo-yeon's friend
Jeong-gi Park ...
Sergeant
Geum-Seong Kil ...
Man at harbor
Chang-hee Seol ...
Plainclothes detective
Sin-Beom Sin ...
Old pharmacist
Se-joo Han ...
Woman on bus
Hye-rin Lee ...
Junior high female student 1

Directed by

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Jee-woon Kim ... (as Kim Jee-woon)

Written by

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Jee-woon Kim ... (adaptation)
 
Hoon-jung Park ... (screenplay)

Produced by

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Kee-young Cheong ... co-executive producer
Hyung-cho Il ... co-executive producer
Seong-weon Jo ... co-producer
Yeong-shin Kang ... co-executive producer
Byung-ki Kim ... co-executive producer
Hyun-woo Kim ... producer
Jae-young Kim ... associate producer
Jung-hwa Kim ... associate producer
Kil-soo Kim ... co-executive producer
Greg Moon ... executive producer
Jae-sik Moon ... co-executive producer
Sungho Nam ... line producer
Bryan Song ... co-executive producer
Youngjoo Suh ... co-executive producer
Jeong-hun You ... executive producer (as Hun-you Jeong)

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Mowg

Cinematography by

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Mo-gae Lee

Film Editing by

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Na-young Nam

Editorial Department

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Yong-gi Lee ... colorist

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Hwa-seong Jo ... (as Hwa-sung Cho)

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Hwa-seong Jo ... (as Hwa-sung Cho)

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Yu-Jin Gweon ... (as Yoo-jin Kwon)

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Tae-young Kwak ... special makeup effects artist
Hee Eun Lee ... special makeup effects artist

Art Department

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Han Kim Byung ... concept designer

Sound Department

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Romain Bigorgne ... sound effects editor
Tae-young Choi ... re-recording mixer / supervising sound editor
Hye Young Kang ... sound designer
Dong-Han Kim ... sound effects editor
Min Kyu Kim ... foley mixer
Chung-gyu Lee ... foley artist
Aurélien Mauro ... sound mix technician: french dubbing
Min Young Park ... dialogue editor
Yong Ki Park ... adr mixer / re-recording mixer

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Jae-cheon Choi ... visual effects supervisor
Kumsoon Hwang ... digital matte painter: DIGITALIDEA
Kiyoung Jung ... pipeline technical director
Sang Hyun Jung ... digital compositor (2010)
Mirang Kim ... lighting td
Wook Kim ... visual effects supervisor
So Young Lee ... compositor
Il Hwan Na ... digital matte painter: DIGITAL IDEA
Youngbin Park ... digital compositor: DIGITALIDEA
Min Jung Shin ... digital compositor

Camera and Electrical Department

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Byung-seo Kim ... camera operator: "c" camera
Jae-Hyeok Lee ... still photographer
Kyung-bo Yeo ... steadicam

Music Department

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Mowg ... music producer

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

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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Taglines Evil lives inside. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Angmareul boatda (South Korea)
  • I Saw the Devil (United States)
  • I Saw the Devil (World-wide, English title)
  • I Saw the Devil (United Kingdom)
  • J'ai rencontré le diable (France)
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Runtime
  • 144 min
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Did You Know?

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Trivia The Korea Media Rating Board forced Kim to recut the film for its theatrical release, objecting to its violent content. Otherwise, the film would have gotten a "Restricted" rating, preventing any sort of release in theaters or on home video. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Episode #1.9 (2011). See more »
Soundtracks Habanera See more »
Crazy Credits The title card unfolds with a scene in the background. See more »
Quotes Kim Soo-hyeon: I will kill you when you are in the most pain. When you're in the most pain, shivering out of fear, then I will kill you. That's a real revenge. A real complete revenge.
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