I Saw the Devil

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"Abandon all compassion."
  • NR
  • 2011
  • 2 hr 21 min
  • 7.8  (145,349)
  • 67

"I Saw the Devil" is a South Korean revenge thriller film that was released in 2010. The movie is directed by Kim Jee-woon, who is known for his work in the horror and thriller genres. The film stars Lee Byung-hun, Choi Min-sik, and Jeon Gook-hwan in lead roles. The plot of the movie centers around a secret agent named Kim Soo-hyun (played by Byung-hun) whose fiancée is brutally murdered by a serial killer named Kyung-chul (played by Min-sik). In order to get revenge, Kim Soo-hyun takes matters into his own hands and sets out to catch and punish the killer himself.

The film opens with Kyung-chul driving around in his car, looking for his next victim. He comes across a woman who is stranded on the side of the road with a flat tire, and he offers to help her. However, he then proceeds to brutally murder her and toss her body into a nearby river.

When Kim Soo-hyun learns of his fiancée's death, he is consumed by grief and anger. He tracks down the killer and beats him mercilessly, but then decides to let him go so that he can continue to torture him.

Over the course of the film, we see Kim Soo-hyun stalking Kyung-chul and subjecting him to a series of horrific acts of violence, all while keeping him alive so that he can continue to exact his revenge. However, as the film progresses, we begin to see that Kim Soo-hyun's quest for revenge is not necessarily as justifiable as it may seem on the surface.

The movie is incredibly visceral and violent, with some scenes that are not for the faint of heart. However, the film is also incredibly well-crafted, with excellent cinematography and a gripping score that helps to heighten the tension.

One of the standout performances in the film is by Choi Min-sik, who plays Kyung-chul with a quiet intensity that is absolutely chilling. Byung-hun also does an excellent job as Kim Soo-hyun, portraying the character's spiral into darkness with nuance and depth.

Despite its grisly subject matter, "I Saw the Devil" is an incredibly compelling and thought-provoking movie. The film raises questions about the nature of revenge and the true cost of violence, making it more than just a simple revenge thriller.

Overall, "I Saw the Devil" is a must-watch for anyone who enjoys dark and intense movies. It is not an easy watch, but it is a deeply rewarding one.

I Saw the Devil is a 2011 thriller with a runtime of 2 hours and 21 minutes. It has received mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 7.8 and a MetaScore of 67.

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