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Bedevilled (2010)

Kim Bok-nam salinsageonui jeonmal (original title)
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A woman subject to mental, physical and sexual abuse on a remote island seeks a way out.

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Cheol-soo Jang (as Chul-soo Jang)
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Credited cast:
Yeong-hie Seo ... Kim Bok-nam
Seong-won Ji Seong-won Ji ... Hae-won
Min-ho Hwang Min-ho Hwang ... Dodger
Min Je Min Je
Ji-eun Lee Ji-eun Lee ... Kim Yeon-hee
Jeong-hak Park ... Man-jong
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jang-hun Ahn Jang-hun Ahn ... Mr. Jang
Su-yeon Ahn Su-yeon Ahn ... Restaurant Waitress
Seong-woo Bae ... Cheol-jong
Su-ryun Baek ... Dong-ho's granny
Shi-hyeon Chae Shi-hyeon Chae ... Mi-ran
Yeong-min Chun Yeong-min Chun ... Young Hae-won
Dong-hak Han Dong-hak Han ... Superintendent
Hae-ji Hang Hae-ji Hang ... Old Villager's Daughter
Jae-seong Hong Jae-seong Hong ... Police Officer Jang
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Hae-won is a beautiful single woman in her thirties who works at a bank in the Seoul city. She leads a busy life until she becomes a witness to an attempted murder case, and at the same time, things get complicated at work. When things get out of hand she is forced to take a vacation so she heads for 'Moodo', a small undeveloped island, where she had once visited to see her grandparents. And where she had befriended a girl named Bok-nam who stills writes to Hae-won asking her to visit despite the fact that Hae-won never bothered to reply. Upon arriving at the island, Hae-won is shocked to see everyone treating Bok-nam like a slave. As practically the only young woman on the island, she is a plaything for all the men and a free laborer for the women. Sick of all the inhumane treatment, Bok-nam had tried to escape the island several times in the past but had failed each time. She begs Hae-won to help her escape the place, but Hae-won remains indifferent not wanting to be involved in ... Written by Fine Cut

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Nothing is more deadly than a woman seeking revenge.

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Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

South Korea

Language:

Korean

Release Date:

2 September 2010 (South Korea) See more »

Also Known As:

Bedevilled See more »

Filming Locations:

Geumodo Island, South Korea See more »

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$700,000 (estimated)
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Dolby Digital

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2.35 : 1
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Another Great Korean Film
13 May 2016 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

In Seoul, the thirty and something year-old bank clerk Hae-Won (Seong- won Ji) is a heartless and selfish single woman that tramples on coworkers and clients. He boss orders her to take vacation since she is stressed and Hae-Won decides to spend a week on her grandfather's hometown in the primitive and tiny Moodo Island. She is welcomed by her childhood friend Kim Bok-nam (Yeong-hie Seo) that lives in the island and treats Hae-Won with great affection. Bok-nam is an abused woman that works like a slave, married with the brutal and stupid Man- jong (Jeong-hak Park) and has a little daughter Kim Yeon-hee (Ji-eun Lee). The four Man-jong's aunties and his brother also abuses of Bok- nam and Man-jong's catatonic father also live in Moodo. Bok-nam asks her friend if she could go with her daughter to Seoul with her but Hae-Won refuses the request. Then Bok-nam begs to Hae-Won to take her daughter with her, but she also refuses. Soon Bok-nam finds that her husband is having sex with her daughter and she decides to flee from the island with Yeon-hee. However Man-jong discovers and beats her and her daughter, but Yeon-hee hits her head on a stone and dies. When the police inspector arrives in Moodo, Man-jong and his family lie to him telling that it was an accident and Hae-Won's testimony is not supported by the indifferent Bok-nam that claims that was sleeping. When Man-jong and his brother go to the mainland, Bok-nam has a breakdown and uses a scythe to kill her hateful aunties. What will she do next?

"Kim Bok-nam salinsageonui jeonmal", a.k.a. Bedevilled, is another great Korean film. The story, screenplay and direction are outstanding and the performances are top-notch. Yeong-hie Seo deserved at least a nomination to the Oscar with her impressive performance. The inhuman and sadistic treatment of Kim Bok-nam is one of the cruelest ever seen in a film and Hae-Won is a bitch. My vote is eight.

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