Torturing the Audience? An Interview With Kim Ji-woon1 min readReading Time: < 1 minute
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.