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The Villainess (2017)

Aknyeo (original title)
Not Rated | | Action, Drama | 8 June 2017 (South Korea)
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A female assassin leaves a trail of bodies behind her as she seeks revenge.

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Byung-gil Jung
5 wins & 9 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Ok-bin Kim ... Sook-hee
Ha-kyun Shin ... Joong-sang
Jun Sung ... Hyun-soo
Seo-hyeong Kim ... Chief Kwon
Eun-ji Jo Eun-ji Jo ... Kim Seon
Ye-Ji Min Ye-Ji Min ... Sook-hee (young)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Hae-Kyun Jung Hae-Kyun Jung ... Jang-Chun
Yun-Woo Kim Yun-Woo Kim ... Eun-Hye
Seung-Joo Lee Seung-Joo Lee ... Choon-Mo
Cheol-min Park ... Sook-Hee's father
Min-Ji Son Min-Ji Son ... Min-Joo
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Storyline

Sook-hee is a trained assassin who was born to kill. She was just a little girl when the training started in Yanbian, China. After the death of her mentor, when the chance of starting a new life was given to her, she came to South Korea as a government agent. They promised her that she will be free after ten years of service. So she begins her new life as a theatre actress. But soon two men Joong-sang and Hyun-soo appear in her new life. And she started to find deep dark secrets about her past. Eventually she take matters into her own hands. Written by Niaz Islam Arif

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Taglines:

An Endless Vengeance Begins.

Genres:

Action | Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

South Korea

Language:

Korean

Release Date:

8 June 2017 (South Korea) See more »

Also Known As:

The Villainess See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$27,741, 26 October 2017
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

Received a four minute standing ovation at Cannes Film Festival. See more »

Goofs

The couple - of modest means - are in a restaurant drinking a bottle of Châteaux Margaux. See more »

Quotes

Sook-hee: Let me show you what you've made me into.
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Connections

References La Femme Nikita (1990) See more »

Soundtracks

Variations on a Rococo Theme
By Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
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Asian action flick on par with Hollywood blockbusters
23 September 2017 | by chrislawukSee all my reviews

There's a lot of similarities that can be drawn with this movie and others. There is "Hardcore Henry" which was an experimental 1st Person action movie, and definitely "Le Femme Nikita". The version I saw had terrible amateur subtitles and seemed to run 5 min short of the official release running time. Still, the movie kept my attention through out, which is more than I can say for a lot of the movies I have seen lately. There is some excellent cinematography in regards to the action sequences and they come across fluid and realistic. There is a lot of fairly graphic violence to go along with it, which I kind of liked as anything with a budget from the USA these days seems to be tame on the gore front. Its a shame it seems to be getting such a limited release given the just over 500 + ratings its had on IMDb 3 full months on from its release. Hopefully this movie will find its audience in the future.


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