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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.

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Byung-gil Jung
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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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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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An Endless Vengeance Begins.

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Action | Drama

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South Korea

Language:

Korean

Release Date:

8 June 2017 (South Korea) See more »

Also Known As:

The Villainess See more »

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$27,741, 26 October 2017
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2.39 : 1
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This is director Byung-gil Jung's third feature film, after Woo-ri aek-syeon-bae-woo-da (2008) (Documentary) and Confession of Murder (2012). See more »

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The bottle of - expensive because it has magical powers - Châteaux Margaux in the restaurant scene mysterious rotates on the table whilst no-one is drinking or touches it. See more »

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Sook-hee: How could you do this to me?
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Salut D'Amour
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The Ultimate Chic Flick
30 June 2017 | by SoulTrain73See all my reviews

Villainess received an incredible reception at Cannes 2017 so I chose this for my Birthday/Date night flick. So glad I did! The first 8 minutes are a head spin so DON'T be late! The next 120 minutes went by without the usual Hollywood action predictability and thankfully had humour to break up all that blood splatter. Lots of cutesy moments too. Although in Korean (& English subtitles) it delivers a one-two in the international language of "kickass".


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