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Aknyeo (2017)

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.


5 wins & 9 nominations. See more awards »





Credited cast:
... Sook-hee
... Joong-sang
... Hyun-soo
... Chief Kwon
Eun-ji Jo ... Kim Seon
Ye-Ji Min ... Sook-hee (young)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Hae-Kyun Jung ... Jang-Chun
Yun-Woo Kim ... Eun-Hye
Seung-Joo Lee ... Choon-Mo
... Sook-Hee's father
Min-Ji Son ... Min-Joo


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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


An Endless Vengeance Begins.


Action | Drama


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Release Date:

8 June 2017 (South Korea)  »

Also Known As:

The Villainess  »


Box Office

Gross USA:

$27,741, 26 October 2017
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Technical Specs



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


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


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


Sook-hee: [Repeated line] Mister!
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Variations on a Rococo Theme
By Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
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Pleasant surprise! Just amazing!
6 April 2018 | by See all my reviews

A must see, if you are a fan of the Raid 1 & 2. The action scenes and the plot are well executed. The camera angles (at times a bit shaky hence why the score of 9 instead of 10) are varied with a lot of perspectives to have the audience glued to the gruesome kills and excellent martial art choregraphies. The story is deep with different layers upon layers following the lead character in her quest for revenge, freedom, love, and BLOOD. Such a pleasant surprise, delightful with refreshing twists and turns. As my title indicates, it's a 'Must see' movie if you like violence, mid-gore and over the top action sequences. Simply brilliant.

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