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The Villainess (2017)

Aknyeo (original title)
Not Rated | | Action, Thriller | 8 June 2017 (South Korea)
1:59 | Trailer
A female assassin leaves a trail of bodies behind her as she seeks revenge.


Byung-gil Jung
5 wins & 13 nominations. See more awards »





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
Hyuk-Bum Kwon Hyuk-Bum Kwon ... Joong Sang's subordinate #2
Seung-Joo Lee Seung-Joo Lee ... Choon-Mo
Cheol-min Park ... Sook-Hee's father
Min-Ji Son Min-Ji Son ... Min-Joo
Lee Chae Yun Lee Chae Yun


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 | Thriller


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Did You Know?


The motorcycle ninja fight scene in this movie inspired a similar scene in John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum. See more »


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


Sook-hee: How could you do this to me?
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References La Femme Nikita (1990) See more »


Piano Waltz, Opus 69 No.1
By Frédéric Chopin (as Frvdervk Franciszek Chopin)
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User Reviews

Fantastic action scenes but mediocre clichéd story
12 February 2018 | by bettyjbettyjSee all my reviews

This movie reminds me of Batman vs Superman, fantastic action sequence, good cinematography and great score but terrible script. The movie action sequence are like Kingsman except much more brutal. The cinematography was also beautiful. However the main characters were dumb and the villains were cartoonishly evil. You could see the plot twist and the characters motives as soon as you saw the character. If the movie had a simple plot like Raid or Die Hard, it may have been spectacular but instead it tries to be Shakespearean Hamlet saga and fails.

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Release Date:

8 June 2017 (South Korea) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Seoul, South Korea


Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,238, 27 August 2017

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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