I Saw the Devil

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I Saw the Devil
Kim Jee-woon, 2010
South Korea | 141 minutes

Giving new meaning to catch-and-release, a secret agent searches for the serial wacko who murdered his fiancée and takes a very special form of vengeance. The twisty, gruesome new thriller by the director of The Good, The Bad, The Weird was initially banned in South Korea for its meticulous attention to bloody detail. Marked by Kim’s agile set pieces, and a sustained mood of encroaching darkness, it stars Lee Byung-hun (The Good, The Bad) and Choi Min-sik (Oldboy).

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DON'T MISS: Six-film Kim Jee-woon retrospective at BAMcinematek, February 25 to March 2

Series: Film Comment Selects

Venue: Walter Reade Theater

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