I Saw The Devil
Dir. Ji-Woon Kim
I'm the biggest KJW fan on these boards, but this reaction does not surprise me. I heard about the film on IFC Podcast and after hearing the plot description, was surprised they liked it. I love him for his timing, performance and use of camera and lighting. The trailer promises a lot of that (plus the cast is superb). The plot, however, sounds like something Eli Roth thought up while watching too many Takashi Miike films. KJW is not a torture porn filmmaker, but this sounds like the worst kind of torture porn. Yet because it's him (and after the trailer) I am very anxious to watch this.
I Saw the Devil will be one of the year's most divisive films, and I can't predict which side of the fence I'll end up on.