Out and about: The Villainess (Ak-Nyeo)

This month has been a vintage month for cinema in London where I managed to see The Villainess.

The Villainess is a Korean film built around actress Kim Ok-bin. It is a vengeance film and there will be comparisons to the likes of Oldboy. There are also hints of Nikita and Kill Bill (which in turn stole in style and even shot-for-shot from Asian cinema).

The Villainess

It is the most ‘kinetic’ film that I have seen in a long time with visceral action scenes, fast editing and amazing steadicam work. There are clear parallels between the first scene and a video game first-person shooter view. The plot has a number of twists and turns in it.

Get out, watch it (it has been running at the Prince Charles cinema).