9:00pm - Tuesday, Sep 19, 2017
Since she was a little girl, Sook-hee was raised to be a deadly assassin. She gladly accepts the chance to start a new life when South Korea's Intelligence Agency recruits her as a sleeper agent, with the promise of complete freedom after ten years of service. But soon after taking on her new identity as Chae Yeon-soo, a 27-year-old theatre actress, she begins to realize that for someone who has lived as a killer her entire life, normal is no easy task. When two men from her past suddenly appear in her new life, it unlocks dark secrets that should've stayed hidden, and the fallout is swift and explosive.
"It's hard to enjoy the action when you witness its emotional cost, but once Sook-hee starts slashing goons from atop motorcycles, it's equally impossible to root for the violence to stop." (New York Times)
"What is entirely new about THE VILLAINESS is that it marries its revenge scenario to a melodrama of maternal sacrifice, with the film's terrific star, Kim Ok-bin, suffering more than Joan Crawford ever did." (Newsweek)
"Ping-ponging from gonzo action to domestic drama to spy thriller and culminating in an electrifying showdown aboard a speeding bus, THE VILLAINESS delivers all the overstuffed thrills we've come to expect from Korean action cinema." (AV Club)
Tuesday, September 19
Doors 8:30 pm | Movie 9:00 pm
Advance tickets $10 | $12 at the door
*Minors OK in the balcony! (This film is rated 18A.) Must be 19+ w/ID for bar service and main floor seating.
*Groupons and passes OK! Please redeem at the door.
THE VILLAINESS (Jeong Byeong-gil, 2017 / 129 mins / 18A / In Korean with English subtitles) A young girl is raised as a killer in the Yanbian province of China. She hides her identity and travels to South Korea where she hopes to lead a quiet life but becomes involved with two mysterious men, as she embarks on a rampage of violence and revenge to finally earn her freedom and escape her past.
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