I Saw the Devil 2011
Byung-hun Lee, Kim Soo-hyeon
Min-sik Choi, Kyung-chul
In-seo Kim, Se-jung
Seung-ah Yoon, Cannibal’s Girlfriend
Chun Ho-jin, Section Chief Oh
Kap-su Kim, Planning team deputy head
San-ha Oh, Joo-yeon
Gook-hwan Jeon, Squad Chief Jang
Yoon-seo Kim, Se-yeon
Moo-Seong Choi, Tae-joo
Jin-ho Choi, Planning director
Yoon Chae-Yeong, Nurse Han Song-i
Park Seo-Yeon, Woman at pension
Bo-ra Nam, Section chief’s daughter
Tae-goo Eom, Detective 4
I’ve never seen this movie and, before I even press PLAY I have to say that I stupid excited to see Min-sik Choi!!! Oldboy (2003) was the first Asian movie I ever saw and it’s in my top 5 favorite movies ever!
The movie starts with a girl stranded, in the snow, with a flat tire. She’s been out to visit the “cute children” at the orphanage and says that, if she ever has children, she might raise them near there, in the country. Her boyfriend appears to be some sort of Secret Service type of guy…little wire hanging from his ear and he’s dressing in a nice suit. A car pulls off and asks if she has a flat tire. She says she does but she has called a tow truck and it should be there soon. In this weather, he says, it might take a while for the truck to arrive and says that he’ll take a look. She informs her boyfriend of what’s going on and he, smartly, tells her to lock the doors and wait for the tow truck. It’s obvious that the couple on the phone are in love. He signs, sweetly, to her until someone enters the room. He apologizes for working on her birthday. A few seconds, after the 2 hang up, the man comes back to the girl’s window and tells her that her car is “sunk”. She thanks him, with her window partially rolled down, but says she’ll wait for the tow truck. She puts the window back up. He places his hand on the window, smiles, and heads back to his car. He doesn’t get in his car, come to find out, because, as she’s wondering why he isn’t leaving, she flashes her brights at his car. After she does this, he attacks her driver’s side window. As she attempts to crawl out of the other door, he gets in the car. She fights him but she is hit, repeatedly, on the head with a hammer. He pauses and looks at her. She is pleading with him with her eyes, blood streams from her head. He isn’t deterred and hits her, once again, with the hammer. This ends when we see his blood splattered face. Apparently, a few moments pass. We see the bloodied car, door opened, and her phone is ringing as it lies in the snow outside of her car. There is a trail of blood leading from the car. We see the killer dragging her lifeless body across the ground.
Pretty exciting start! I’m not even 10 minutes in!!!
The 2nd scene starts out just as exciting! We see the girls nude body with plastic over it, apparently dead until she moves. The man with the hammer, smoking, takes the plastic off from where it is covering her head. He wraps a long chain around one of her wrists and ties it off to a pole. He fiddles with a plethora of sharp instruments, hatches, knives, etc. “Your skins so soft, looks like it’ll be easy”, he says as he touches her arm. She, weakly, asks him to not kill her. “Why?”, he asks. She’s pregnant. He looks at her, as if pondering the idea. The scene ends with a big surgical type of knife…like an ax, coming down. During this scene, a ring comes off of her finger. The killer hears the *ding* of metal hitting the floor but can’t find what it was. When he cleans up the area, the ring, which landed near a grate, the ring gets flushed down the grate.
Just a little time goes by (minutes), a little boy finds a plastic bag with an ear piece. The scene immediately changes to police checking the area in the grass and the stream. The head is found while the boyfriend and her dad (police chief) are present.
That’s all of the step-by-step that I’ll give you. Here comes my description and synopsis.
There are more victims that willingly get into his van. Why? Because he drives a school bus (van).
Kim, the fiancé, on a 2 week leave from work, finds out the top 4 suspects the police are checking up on. He beats the hell out of the first 2 guys he tracks down. The third is our guy. He finds this out when he gets to Kyung-chul’s house and breaks into a locked filing cabinet filled with purses, bras, shoes and phone. He finds the “kill room” (yep, I’m a Dexter fan) and finds the ring that belonged to his love.
The remained of the movie involves a large amount of fights, various forms of torture, etc. There’s a side storyline that served, in my opinion, no purpose at all to the main story. There are also a few beatings that would kill anybody but the people don’t seem to be dazed for more than a day or two.
I’ll tell ya this, any movie than hold my attention for 2 hours and 20 minutes is a damn good movie! I really enjoyed this! It was a bit gory for me and I had to look away a few times but, man! Great flick!