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I Saw the Devil

I Saw the Devil
  • 2010
  • South Korea
  • 144 min

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Dark, disturbing and graphic, Kim Ji-woon’s hypnotic serial-killer thriller is one of the best since The Silence of the Lambs and Se7en. A vicious psychopath savagely murders the fiancée of a secret service agent. But once the agent has tracked the killer down, he’s not content with exacting a simple revenge. Instead he toys with him in increasingly brutal ways, forcing him to endure a fraction of the gruesome suffering he’s inflicted on others. This is a battle between inexpressible evil and tragically dwindling good, focusing on a ‘hero’ infected by the shocking malevolence he’s trying to destroy. FrightFest will be showing the uncut version of Ji-woon’s epic and ambiguous masterpiece. Part of Glasgow Film Festival FrightFest

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18 Feb 2011

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