The Villainess — Trailer

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added: Wed, Jul 19th '17

"The Villainess" is a female assassin/revenge thriller from South Korean action filmmaker Jung Byung-gil (Confession of Murder), and stars Kim Ok-bin (from Park Chan-wook's vampire thriller "Thirst") as a woman raised to be a cold-blooded assassin by the mafia, but has now been blackmailed into working for the government as a sleeper agent.

Loosely described as the Korean version of Luc Besson's 1990 classic "La femme Nikita," the adrenaline-fueled thriller also appears to borrows certain revenge elements from "Kill Bill," "John Wick" and "Lady Snowblood" judging by the newly-released trailer, watch it above.

"The Villainess" premiered to positive reviews at this year's Cannes. It also just screened a week ago at both Fantasia and the New York Asian Film Festival.

Co-starring Shin Ha-Kyun and Bang Sung-jun, the action movie is due to open in the States later in the summer on August 25th.

synopsis:
Bloody revenge is at the heart of this stylish, kinetic action-thriller that gives a welcome shot of adrenaline to the classic femme fatale story. Honed from childhood into a merciless killing machine by a criminal organization, assassin Sook-hee is recruited as a sleeper agent with the promise of freedom after ten years of service - and she jumps at the chance for a normal life. But soon enough, secrets from her past destroy everything she’s worked for, and now nobody can stand in her way as she embarks on a roaring rampage of revenge.

 

directed by   Jung Byung-gil

starring   Kim Ok-bin, Shin Ha-Kyun, Bang Sung-jun

release date   August 25, 2017 (in select U.S. theaters)

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