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I Saw the Devil (2010)

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A secret agent exacts revenge on a serial killer through a series of captures and releases.

Director:

Jee-woon Kim (as Kim Jee-woon)

Writers:

Jee-woon Kim (adaptation), Hoon-jung Park (screenplay)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Byung-Hun Lee ... Kim Soo-hyeon
Min-sik Choi ... Jang Kyung-chul
Joon-Hyuk Lee ... Agent (as Lee Joon-Hyeok)
In-seo Kim ... Se-jung
Bo-ra Nam ... Section chief's daughter
Kap-su Kim ... Planning team deputy head
Ho-jin Chun ... Section Chief Oh
Gook-hwan Jeon ... Squad Chief Jang
Moo-Seong Choi Moo-Seong Choi ... Tae-joo
Seung-ah Yoon Seung-ah Yoon ... The Cannibal's Girlfriend
Tae-goo Eom Tae-goo Eom ... Detective 4
San-ha Oh San-ha Oh ... Joo-yeon
Jin-ho Choi Jin-ho Choi ... Planning director
Seo-yeon Park Seo-yeon Park ... Woman at pension (as Park Seo-Yeon)
Chae-young Yoon Chae-young Yoon ... Nurse Han Song-i
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Storyline

SPOILER: Jang Kyung-chul (Choi Min-sik) is a dangerous psychopath serial killer. He has committed infernal serial murders in diabolic ways that one cannot even imagine and his victims range from young women to even children. The police have chased him for a long time, but were unable to catch him. One day, Joo-yeon, daughter of a retired police chief becomes his prey and is found dead in a horrific state. Her fiancé Soo-hyun (Lee Byung-hun), a top secret agent, decides to track down the murderer himself. He promises himself that he will do everything in his power to take bloody vengeance against the killer, even if it means that he must become a monster himself to get this monstrous and inhumane killer. Written by jck movies

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To Catch A Monster He Must Become One See more »

Genres:

Action | Crime | Thriller

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

South Korea

Language:

Korean

Release Date:

12 August 2010 (South Korea) See more »

Also Known As:

I Saw the Devil See more »

Filming Locations:

South Korea

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$13,567, 6 March 2011

Gross USA:

$129,210

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$12,773,990
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Byung-hun Lee, the protagonist, in an interview said that it was the first time that his film got restricted by the South Korean censor board. This made him want to see the film even more. The second time it got restricted, he was worried that the film won't screen at all. He admitted that he agreed that he was worried the fans won't be able to see the film. See more »

Quotes

Kim Soo-hyeon: Wait! Stay here, he'll need to be treated!
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Crazy Credits

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Alternate Versions

Kim Jee-woon made seven cuts totaling 80 to 90 seconds in order to receive a Korean over 18 restricted rating. Cuts were made to a scene of body parts being eaten by a dog and humans, and a human body being mutilated. Before the censorship, the Korean censors twice gave it a rating that would have prevented a video and mainstream theatrical release. See more »

Connections

Remade as Ek Villain (2014) See more »

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Habanera
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From "Carmen" by Georges Bizet
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A bloody masterpiece
12 June 2011 | by thedrakeSee all my reviews

I Saw The Devil is a bloody masterpiece. Jee-woon Kim has proved himself to be a master storyteller. Beautiful shots, a creative script, perfect acting and intense violence make I Saw The Devil a must-see movie for anyone who calls themselves a horror fan.

It's a breath of fresh air in a seemingly stagnant genre full of the same old vampire and zombie stories being retold over and over. And yes, there have been loads of revenge movies before, but I Saw The Devil takes it to the next level.

Gritty, dark, gory and original: I loved this movie, and I don't like anything. I just hope an American company doesn't comes along to make a shallow remake (Let The Right One In).


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