Charismatic Korean star Choi Min-sik found international fame as a man bent on revenge in Park Chan-wook’s Oldboy. In director Kim Jee-woon’s wildly violent, genre-pushing vengeance pic (I Saw the Devil), Choi goes to town as the embodiment of murdering, torturing evil; Lee Byung-hun plays the equally mono-minded special agent seeking maniacal revenge for the death of his pregnant fiancée. Somewhere in all the blood (sickening realism is a selling point), a question is posed: When does the one fighting a monster become a monster himself? B
SECRET AGENT Lee Byung-hun in I Saw The Devil
Genre: Foreign Language, Drama; Starring: Choi Min-Sik; Director: Kim Jee-Woon; Runtime (in minutes): 141; Distributor: Magnet
Posted March 8 2011 — 12:00 AM EST
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