Thursday, February 24, 2011

Big Screen Big Apple- I Saw The Devil(2010) Friday Feb. 25 @7pm

Two screenings within a week of each other sounds pretty sweet to me since I missed a chance to see I Saw The Devil(2010) on Sunday. Horrah for the good people at BAMcinématek with producing the series Severely Damaged: The Cinema of Kim Jee-woon, showcasing six of Jee-Woon's films over the next 5 days. Life doesn't get much better than this for Korean cinema buffs.

BAMcinématek says - "This demented blood-drenched masterpiece was denied release in Korea for its graphic, “severely damaged” scenes of blood letting and vengeance gone wild. When his beautiful fiancee is savagely dismembered by crazed killer Kyung-chul (Oldboy’s Choi), devastated goverment agent Soo-hyun (A Bittersweet Life’s Lee) snaps, apprehending the killer and torturing him, but letting him escape with a tracker embedded in his skin. Uninterested in mere vengeance by homicide, Soo-hyun sets off a brutal game of cat and mouse, repeatedly capturing his prey to inflict pain and then re-releasing him. Graphic and gory, but damn gorgeous, too, Kim’s latest is one of the most well shot and stylish thrillers of the year and a trenchant examination of revenge and the price it exacts on one’s soul. Sneak preview courtesy of Magnolia Pictures, film opens Mar 4."

Friday February 25th @ 7pm BAM Rose Cinemas 30 Lafayette Avenue Brooklyn general admission is $12

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