Bedevilled (2010 film)

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Bedevilled
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Theatrical poster
Hangul
Hanja
Revised Romanization Kim Bok-nam salinsageonui jeonmal
McCune–Reischauer Kim Pok-nam sarinsakŏnŭi jŏnmal
Directed by Jang Cheol-soo
Produced by Park Kyu-young
Written by Choi Kwang-young
Starring Seo Young-hee
Ji Sung-won
Music by Kim Tae-seong
Cinematography Kim Gi-tae
Release date(s)
  • May 2010 (2010-05) (Cannes Film Festival - Critics' Week)
  • September 2, 2010 (2010-09-02) (South Korea)
Running time 115 minutes
Country South Korea
Language Korean
Budget US$636,363
Box office US$1,124,187[1]

Bedevilled (Hangul: 김복남 살인사건의 전말; RR: Kim Bok-nam Salinsageonui Jeonmal; lit. "The Whole Story of the Kim Bok-nam Murder Case") is a 2010 South Korean horror/thriller film starring Seo Young-hee and Ji Sung-won. The film premiered as an official selection of International Critics' Week at the 2010 Cannes Film Festival.

It is the feature directorial debut of Jang Cheol-soo, who worked as an assistant director on the Kim Ki-duk films Samaritan Girl and Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter... and Spring.[2] The film was a runaway hit in Korea, with the box-office returns far exceeding its ₩700 million (US$636,363) budget.[3]

Plot[edit]

Hae-won is a middle-rank officer working in a Seoul bank. A severe, tense single woman, she is being brought down by the work-related stress and the hypercompetitive environment she finds herself in. Desperate, she takes up an offer from a long-forgotten friend and takes off for a private vacation in Mudo, a desolate Southern island in which she had spent childhood. Arriving at the island, she is warmly welcomed by Bok-nam, with whom she had a close friendship when both were in their teens but whose constant letters she's since ignored. Life on the backward, undeveloped island is hard, and Bok-nam is treated as little more than a slave by her abusive husband Man-jong, his brother and the local old women. All of Bok-nam's love is reserved for her young daughter Yeon-hee, with whom she tries to escape from the small, claustrophobic island. But when that results in tragedy, the woman finally snaps, unleashing all her demons, as Bok-nam takes a sickle in her hand.[4][5][6][7]

Cast[edit]

Main characters[edit]

  • Seo Young-hee ... Kim Bok-nam
  • Ji Sung-won ... Hae-won
  • Park Jeong-hak ... Man-jong
  • Baek Su-ryun ... Dong-ho's granny
  • Bae Sung-woo ... Cheol-jong
  • Oh Yong ... Deuk-su
  • Lee Ji-eun ... Kim Yeon-hee
  • Kim Gyeong-ae ... Pa-ju's granny
  • Son Yeong-sun ... Sun-yi's granny
  • Lee Myeong-ja ... Gae-tong's granny
  • Yu Sun-cheol ... Old man with Alzheimer's
  • Jo Deok-jae ... Police officer Seo
  • Chae Shi-hyeon ... Mi-ran

Supporting characters[edit]

  • Tak Seong-eun ... Ji-su
  • Hong Seung-jin ... Yankee's
  • Hwang Min-ho ... Dodger's
  • Hong Jae-seong ... Police officer Jang
  • Jeong Gi-seob ... Officer Choi
  • Ahn Jang-hun ... Mr. Jang
  • Myeong Ro-jin ... Bank manager
  • Kim Gyeong-ran ... Old lady at bank
  • Jae Min ... Victim
  • Park Jeong-sun ... Victim's father
  • Seong Won-yong ... Supervisor
  • Han Dong-hak ... Superintendent
  • Yuk Sae-jin ... Mudo policeman
  • Shim Seung-hyeon ... Mudo policeman
  • Kim Yong ... Seoul policeman
  • Yu Seung-oh ... Seoul policeman
  • Na Jong-ho ... Old villager
  • Hang Hae-ji ... Old villager's daughter
  • Yu Ae-jin ... Young Bok-nam
  • Chun Yeong-min ... Young Hae-won
  • Park Jong-bin ... Young Man-jong
  • Lee Da-un ... Young Cheol-jong
  • Park Seung-ah ... Young Deok-su
  • Kim Woo-seok ... Young Seo
  • Seo Seung-hwa ... Banker
  • Kim Hyeon-su ... Banker
  • Lee Kang-hee ... Tearoom waitress
  • Ahn Su-yeon ... Restaurant waitress
  • Kim Woo-geun ... Coupon boy

Awards[edit]

2010 Puchon International Fantastic Film Festival[8][9]

  • Best of Puchon
  • Best Actress – Seo Young-hee
  • Fujifilm Eterna Award

2010 Cinema Digital Seoul Film Festival[10]

  • Butterfly Award

2010 Fantastic Fest[11]

  • Audience Award
  • Best Actress AMD & Dell "Next Wave" Spotlight Competition – Seo Young-hee

2010 AFI Fest[12]

  • New Auteurs

2010 Grand Bell Awards[13]

  • Best New Director – Jang Cheol-soo

2010 Korean Association of Film Critics Awards

  • Best Actress – Seo Young-hee
  • Best New Director – Jang Cheol-soo

2010 Korean Film Awards[14]

  • Best Actress – Seo Young-hee
  • Best New Director – Jang Cheol-soo

2010 Director's Cut Awards

  • Best Actress – Seo Young-hee
  • Best New Director – Jang Cheol-soo

2011 KOFRA Film Awards (Korea Film Reporters Association)

2011 Gerardmer International Fantastic Film Festival

  • Grand Prix

2011 Fantasporto Oporto International Film Festival[15][16]

2011 Imagine: Amsterdam Fantastic Film Festival[17]

  • Black Tulip (Grand Jury Prize)

2011 Golden Cinematography Awards

  • Best Film
  • Best New Actress – Ji Sung-won
  • Bronze Medal Cinematography – Kim Gi-tae

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Box office by Country: Bedevilled". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved 2012-06-04.
  2. ^ Huh, Nam-woong (6 October 2010). "JANG Cheol-su, the director of Bedevilled". Korean Cinema Today. Retrieved 2012-11-19. 
  3. ^ Ki, Sun-min (1 October 2010). "Bedevilled snaps up two festival awards". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved 2012-11-19. 
  4. ^ Kim, Kyu Hyun. "Bedevilled". Koreanfilm.org. Retrieved 2012-10-10. 
  5. ^ Elley, Derek (15 May 2010). "Bedevilled". Film Business Asia. Retrieved 2012-11-19. 
  6. ^ Von Hoeij, Boyd (14 May 2010). "Bedevilled". Variety. Retrieved 2012-11-19. 
  7. ^ "Grotesque, disturbing revenge tale from savage isle". Korea JoongAng Daily. 27 August 2010. Retrieved 2012-11-19. 
  8. ^ "14th PiFan Awards". PiFan.com. Retrieved 2012-10-10. 
  9. ^ Kim, Jessica (28 July 2010). "PiFan wraps up ride of Love, Fantasy and Adventure". 10Asia. Retrieved 2012-11-19. 
  10. ^ D'Sa, Nigel (27 August 2010). "The 4th CinDi Wraps up". Korean Film Biz Zone. Retrieved 2012-11-19. 
  11. ^ "Fantastic Fest 2010 Announces the Fantastic Fest Awards". Fantastic Fest. 27 September 2010. Retrieved 2012-11-19. 
  12. ^ "Audience and Jury Award-winning Films". AFI Fest. 11 November 2010. Retrieved 2012-11-19. 
  13. ^ Lee, Hyo-won (31 October 2010). "Poetry sweeps 47th Daejong Film Awards". The Korea Times. Retrieved 2012-11-19. 
  14. ^ Kim, Jessica (19 November 2010). "The Man From Nowhere sweeps Korea Film Awards". 10Asia. Retrieved 2012-11-24. 
  15. ^ "Fantasporto Awards 2011". Fantasporto. 3 May 2011. Retrieved 2012-11-19. 
  16. ^ "Korean films win a series of awards at the Fantasporto Film Festival". Korean Film Biz Zone. 8 March 2011. Retrieved 2012-11-19. 
  17. ^ "And the winners are...". 27th Imagine Film Festival. 28 April 2011. Retrieved 2012-11-19. 

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