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July 8, 2016

I Saw The Devil (2010)

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For all the fans with a gourmet taste in movies, for this weekend I present to you a master piece of Korea, I Saw The Devil (2010). Asian movies as you know, are quite distinct from the usual western type, so I believe that this will more than satisfy your demand for a good entertainment. Whatever I say here, won’t be even close than the real deal so I will only say – watch it! This is a action, crime, drama, with scenes of blood and gore.

I Saw The Devil (2010) is a shockingly violent and stunningly accomplished tale of murder and revenge from Korean genre master Kim Jee-woon. Kyung-chul, a dangerous psychopath who kills for pleasure. The embodiment of pure evil, he has committed horrifying and senselessly cruel serial murders on defenseless victims, successfully eluding capture by the police. On a freezing, snowy night, his latest victim is the beautiful Ju-yeon, daughter of a retired police chief and pregnant fiancée of elite special agent Soo-hyun. Obsessed with revenge, Soo-hyun decides to track down the murderer, even if doing so means becoming a monster himself. And when he finds Kyung-chul, turning him in to the authorities is the last thing on his mind. The lines between good and evil fade away…

Starring: Byung-hun Lee, Min-sik Choi, In-seo Kim,
Directed by:  Jee-woon Kim

This movie had 15 nominations and won 15 awards. Among the awards were:
Austin Film Critics Award for Best Foreign Language Film, at Austin Film Critics Association in 2011;
Golden Raven for International Competition to Jee-woon Kim (director), at Brussels International Festival of Fantasy Film in 2011;
Blue Dragon Award for Best Music to Mowg (composer) and Best Cinematography to Mo-gae Lee, at Blue Dragon Awards in 2010;

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