VILLAINESS (2017) Insane Korean Actioner with Kim Ok-bin
Korean title AKNYEO [Female Assassin]
starring: Kim Ok-bin · Shin Ha-kyun · Sung Jun ·
Kim Seo-hyeong · Jo Eun-ji · Min Ye-Ji
Sook-hee is a trained assassin, virtually a born killer.
Her training started as a young girl in Yanbian China. Then, after the
death of her mentor, she was given the opportunity of starting a new life
in South Korea. Sook-hee was recruited as a secret agent for that government.
They guarantee that she will gain freedom after ten years of service.
Sook-hee begins working undercover as a theatre actress. Ultimately, this
leads to one assignment after another, a ton of killings and plots involving
Sook-hee's husbands. Yes, husbands.
is not a film you watch for the plot. ACTION is
the key here. And, for this remarkably violent movie, the action is simply
insane from start to finish. It includes a sword fight between speeding
motorcyclists, a knife battle inside a geisha house, and a single-edit
sequence that follows Sook-hee as she climbs on the hood of a moving car,
leaps through the window of a bus and - with an ax - slaughters her victims
while careening through on-coming traffic.
When VILLAINESS premiered
at the Cannes Film Festival, it received a four minute standing ovation.
Lead actress Kim
Ok-bin (from VOICE,
NAUGHTY GIRLS) and director Jung Byung-gil have both achieved
International acclaim, resulting in a collaboration with American producer
Robert Kirkman (of Walking Dead fame) for an upcoming TV
series based on the movie.
Korean Film with English subtitles or English language option; widescreen,
uncut (124 min.),
in DVD format, encoded for ALL REGIONS, playable on any American DVD machine.
Extras include original theatrical trailer and 'Making Of' featurette.
Recommended For Mature Audiences