South Korea shocker screens at San Sebastian festival
Graphic scenes in the ultra-violent South Korean thriller “I Saw the Devil” had some viewers heading for the exits at the San Sebastian Film Festival Saturday.
Director Kim Jee-Woon’s latest film, built around a secret agent’s pursuit of the serial killer who murdered his wife, contains a string of scenes so shocking that there was a special warning in the festival programme. The film, which clocks in at nearly two and a half hours, was also targeted by the censors in the director’s home country. But Kim insisted that the violence was a means and not an end itself.