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I SAW THE DEVIL

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I SAW THE DEVIL

Type of media Video

Approved Running time 138m 6s

Release date 09/05/2011

BBFCInsight Contains very strong bloody violence and strong sex

Genre(s) Drama, Horror, Thriller

Director(s) Jee-woon Kim

Cast includes Byung-hun Lee, Gook-hwan Jeon, Ho-jin Jeon, San-ha Oh

Cut This work was passed uncut.

BBFCinsight publication date 09/02/2018

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

I SAW THE DEVIL is a South Korean horror-thriller in which a man seeks revenge after his fiancee is brutally murdered.

Violence

Strong bloody violence includes bloody stabbings and fight scenes which feature strong blows to the face and head. A woman's body is chopped into pieces with strong gory detail. A man's jaw is ripped apart and there is a scene in which a man is stabbed with a screwdriver. There is a scene of sexual violence in which a man attempts to rape a young woman.

Sex

There is a scene of strong sex, featuring breast and buttock nudity, as a man thrusts into a woman. There are also scenes of implied fellatio, and a scene in which a man masturbates while watching pornography, although there is no explicit detail.

There are scenes of strong threat in which men hold women captive, intent on murdering them. At times, the threat is sexual. There is strong language and scenes of strong nudity.

Details

Title
I SAW THE DEVIL
Year
2011
Distributor(s)
Optimum Releasing
Classified date(s)
16/03/2011
Main language
Korean
Submitted run time
138m 6s
BBFC reference
AVV277555
Remarks
Subtitled

Components List

This work is made up of a number of separate components. Note that since February 2001 the BBFC has measured each component separately, but older works may not have the exact details, only a list of titles

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Rating information

The version of this work detailed above is rated by the BBFC under the Video Recordings Act 1984 for use on any Packaged Media format (including DVD, Blu-ray and VHS). This classification may also be used when the same work is made available on Digital Video Platforms (including Video On Demand) provided that the platform is licenced to use BBFC ratings.

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