Aknyeo (The Villainess) 2017 R18+
8.45PM Fri 5 Mar 2021 (2hrs 9mins)
GOMA | Cinema A | Free
'Exploding onto the screen in a kinetic flurry of hyper-stylised action, Director Jung Byung-gil thrusts his audience into the noir-tinged world of The Villainess. Trained killer Sook-hee (Kim Ok-vin, Thirst) is the architect of an unforgettable opening sequence, shot in breathtaking first person point-of-view, as she breaks into a warehouse and lays waste to the multitude of thugs contained within. When the pregnant young woman eventually goes down, she’s picked up by the mysterious National Intelligence Service.
Given the choice to join them or die, she reluctantly accepts a new identity and trains in order to complete a future assignment and eventually win freedom for herself and her daughter. Matters are further complicated by the feelings arising from the murder of her father, a past relationship with a gang-boss ex-lover and the tantalising chance at a happy future offered by an undercover agent with a mission to win her affections...' Cambridge Film Festival
DIGITAL, COLOUR, STEREO, 124 MINUTES, STH KOREA, KOREAN (ENGLISH SUBTITLES) / DIRECTOR: JUNG BYUNG- GIL / SCRIPT: BYEONG–SIK JUNG, JUNG BYONG-GIL / CINEMATOGRAPHER: PARK JUNG-YUN / EDITOR: HEO SUN-MI / STUNT COORDINATOR: SU-MIN LEE / PROD CO: INDEPENDENT FILM MAKERS GROUP/ PRINT SOURCE/RIGHTS: ICON FILMS / SCREENING FORMAT: DCP