@fncaddculture knocking it outta the park once again with their recent title releases! 💯 This film created quite a ruckus in South Korea upon release, but I just don’t see why! Lee Jong-suk plays the son of a high-ranking North Korean diplomat and happens to be a serial killer. He defects to the South when the heat becomes too much where he is given VIP treatment by CIA with the help of factions within the South Korean secret service. An honest South Korean NIS agent and a North Korean police officer who has come over to bring the killer to justice are hot on his trail. I think the controversy upon release of the film mainly revolved around one particular scene where Lee Jong-suk’s character tortures and murders one of his female victims, but let’s put that into perspective. This film is a serial killer film written and directed by the writer of I Saw The Devil, one of the most brutal, violent yet best serial killer film ever made! What did you expect?? Secondly, This film wants us to believe that the character played by Lee Jong-suk, who is well-loved by the masses for his lover boy image across the country due to his kdramas, is a psychotic, violent, unpredictable serial killer. Coincidentally, I was in the middle of a kdrama starring this guy when I watched this film and if it were not for that scene, I would have had a hard time believing him and his casting as a serial killer. The film is everything you’d expect from a Park Hoon-jung film. The violence is brutal, the screenplay is tight, the twists come in hard and fast and the film is brilliant to look at! Surely recommended for fans of the genre or the Director’s previous writing/directing credits, which include I Saw The Devil, The Unjust and New World.
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