AK-Nyeo   2017   South Korea The Villainess
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Director:Byung-gil Jung
Studio:Next Entertainment World
Writer:Byeong-sik Jung, Byung-gil Jung
IMDb Rating:6.5 (425 votes)
Awards:4 nominations
Genre:Action, Drama
Duration:129 min
Byung-gil Jung  ...  (Director)
Byeong-sik Jung, Byung-gil Jung  ...  (Writer)
Ok-bin Kim  ...  Sook-hee
Ha-kyun Shin  ...  Joong-sang
Jun Sung  ...  Hyun-soo
Seo-hyeong Kim  ...  Chief Kwon
Eun-ji Jo  ...  Kim Seon
Ye-Ji Min  ...  Sook-hee (young)
Ja wan Koo  ...  Composer
Jung-hun Park  ...  Cinematographer
Sun-mi Heo  ...  Editor
Comments: 5th try to get through this thing. I don't know why I don't just punt. Maybe because Ok-bin Kim is fabulous, and I don't mean just pretty. It's amazing how many different characters she can play, not to mention her stunts. But why is the makeup so bad on the women in this flick? They all have really really bad looking complexions. Is it so the pretty boy who can't act and who kills the film will look well moisturized? I did conditionally punt the film when he showed up and tried to charm Ok-bin. Totally gross and unbelievable. The only saving grace to the film beyond Ok-bin is Shin Ha-Kyun of Cafe Noir fame. He can actually act and commands some screen presence. Kim Seo-Hyung is pretty good half the time as Chief, but suffers from horribly photographed complexion malfunction syndrome as well.

There's a scene where a guy turns a ring around on his finger so that when he stands there naked with his little penis and slaps a little girl it will leave a mark on her face and make his penis feel bigger. Only from Korea. Sick fucks.

Took me several attempts, but I'm glad I made it to the end. The last action sequence is nuts. You have to think: How did they film that? How are they doing this? And Ok-bin Kim. My gosh. There are parts of the film that are bad, and she suffers for it, but when she gets to cut loose, or calmly boil inside, she crushes it. She's not quite Charlize Theron, Atomic Blonde, but close.

I understand casting Sung Joon is fan service, but he brings the film down. Everything about him and his story arc is nauseating (and makes Ok-bin look bad). Get behind Ryan Gosling, pal.

Summary: Sook-hee is a trained assassin who was born to kill. She was just a little girl when the training started in Yanbian, China. After the death of her mentor, when the chance of starting a new life was given to her, she came to South Korea as a government agent. They promised her that she will be free after ten years of service. So she begins her new life as a theatre actress. But soon two men Joong-sang and Hyun-soo appear in her new life. And she started to find deep dark secrets about her past. Eventually she take matters into her own hands.

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