I Saw the Devil

I Saw the Devil ★★★★½

This a monster of a film. Truly ambivalent. It's intelligent, it's dark and disturbing but full of stunning cinematography with some of my favourite tracking shots, extreme violence, great acting performances and the power to make you ask yourself a bunch of important questions about you and your loved ones and the characters of this movie.

Now this is definetly the final frontier when it comes to movie violence and me defending it as part of the art and it's purpose to tell the story properly and it being a stylstic device to deepen the character's motivations and obsessions.
Because it's really, really extremely gruesome and explicit and should be very hard to watch for every sane person. And that's exactly what it's supposed to be.

Recommened for everyone interested in:
movies about revenge,
asian cinema,
great movies per se(!),
and everyone with a strong stomach who can appreciate movies that are shot in a beautiful way but show extreme violence and deal with heavy and dark topics. One of Korea's finest movies in my book!

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