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Torturing the Audience? An Interview With Kim Ji-woon

19 March 2011

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Torturing the Audience? An Interview With Kim Ji-woon

You may not know his name, but South Korean director Kim Ji-woon has left a lasting mark on Asian cinema.

I Saw the Devil is his eighth movie, and it’s certainly not his first to gain the attention of a worldwide audience.

In 2008, his off-kilter homage to Sergio Leone, The Good, The Bad, and The Weird, won countless awards and critical accolades.

Whereas that film was a goofy thrill ride of a Western, his latest offering is as dark and gruesome as they come. I Saw the Devil takes graphic violence and revenge fantasies to a new level, following a special agent whose wife has been brutally murdered.

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via Washington City Paper

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