Villainess (Blu-ray)

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Jeong Byeong-gil co-writes and directs this Korean action thriller starring Kim Ok-bin as ruthless female assassin Sook-hee. Trained to kill from a young age, Sook-hee is given the chance to start a new life in South Korea following the death of her mentor. Taking up a job as a government agent, she is promised her freedom after ten years of service. However, things soon become complicated when two mysterious men appear, forcing Sook-hee to confront a number of dark secrets from her past. The cast also includes Shin Ha-kyun, Sung Joon and Kim Seo-hyung.

Product Details

Barcode
5027035017570
Department
Movies & TV
Released
30 Oct 2017
Type
Movies
Format
Blu-ray
Genre
Foreign Language
Region
Region B
Language
Korean
Studio
Arrow Video
Extras
  • Interactive Menus
Runtime
124 min
Age Restriction
18
Supply Source
UK

Movie

Title
Villainess
Release Year
2017
Running Time
129 min
Language
Korean
Categories
Dramas / Action / Adventure / Assassination / Psychodrama / Thriller
Synopsis
Trained since birth to be a ruthless assassin, Sook-hee (Kim Ok-bin) is offered a chance to escape her life of crime if she agrees to work for the government for ten years. She soon becomes a sleeper agent posing as a theater actress, but secrets from her past reemerge and threaten her shot at redemption. Directed by Jung Byoung-gil.
Cast & Crew
Director
Jung Byoung-gil
Star
Bang Sung-jun / Eun-ji Jo / Kim Ok-bin / Kim Seo-hyung / Ha-kyun Shin
Co-Star
Ye-Ji Min
Screenwriter
Jung Byoung-gil / Jung Yeon-Sik
Composer
Ja wan Koo
Director of Photography
Jung-hun Park
Set Decorator
Hee-jin Kim
Movie Critics
Entertainment Weekly
"For connoisseurs, it’s an OLDBOY plus an ATOMIC BLONDE plus the only good action scene from DAREDEVIL, but there are some genuinely unexpected moments." -- Grade: B
Entertainment Weekly Staff (23 Aug 2017, )
Film Comment
"A Korean revenge film in the OLDBOY lineage, with an operatically convoluted flashback structure and a tip-of"-the-cap hallway slaughter sequence, it enervates and energizes in equal measure."
Film Comment Staff (1 Sep 2017, )
Los Angeles Times
"[A]n insanely over-cranked action-thriller from the South Korean director Jung Byung-gil, begins with the sort of sequence that seems designed to clear most of the theater, until only those with cast-iron stomachs remain."
Justin Chang (24 Aug 2017, )
New York Times
"[T]he film mirrors the experience of playing a video game. The camera whips to each new target with the assurance of someone who knows all the combinations, and has instinctive, practiced access to every code and cheat."
New York Times Critic (24 Aug 2017, )
The Guardian
3 stars out of 5 -- "Like the protagonist of Luc Besson’s LA FEMME NIKITA, Sook-hee is a street-tough young killer recruited by a government agency with an offer she can’t refuse: death or gainful employment as an assassin."
(18 Sep 2017, )
Washington Post
"THE VILLAINESS has some of the most audacious action sequences of the year. Between them is sandwiched a melodrama that jumps across time, with multiple betrayals along the way..."
(14 Sep 2017, )