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Title:   Bedevilled
Director:   Jang Cheol-so
Year:   2010
Genre:   Revenge
Times Seen:   1
Last Seen:   09.29.10

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Notes History
Date Viewed Venue Note
09.29.10Alamo South LamarThis Screening is part of event: FantasticFest 2010
Really good word of mouth on this. It's about an isolated island where the men kick the shit out of this woman until she snaps and kills them all. There's a hell of a lot of rape and violence toward women in the first hour. When she finally does snap and starts fighting back it's incredibly energizing to the audience but... seeing it this late in the fest where the theme for the year seems to be rape, i think a lot of people were over it. It's a very powerful film though and surprising from a first-time filmmaker. His broken-english Q&A was hilarious - he said all of us in the audience looked like movie villains and was afraid for his safety - until i heard he gave the exact same statements for the other screening. Then it's slightly less hilarious and somehow more prepared.

The most interesting thing I got out of this actually came the next day when a couple sitting next to me got into a discussion with me about it. She was really really on the side of the main girl who visits the island rather than the one who gets abused (for me, the movie had a downer ending. for her it was a happy ending), like to the point where i think she was projecting or something. So adamant that the character's apathy was justified. I didn't see it that way at all and was actively rooting for her to die at the end. Different strokes!

Anyway, probably one of the better films of the fest although it's hard to say because in hindsight really only a few of them remain clear in memory.
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