Fresh off its premiere at Cannes, where it received a four-minute standing ovation last month, director Jung Byung-gil’s South Korean action-thriller The Villainess was just released into theaters in South Korea, and it’s soon headed to other festivals. We bring this up because the trailer has arrived today, and holy shit is it awesome.
We’re pretty sure you’ve just met your match, John Wick!
The Villainess is…
The story of a ruthless female assassin named Sook-hee, who from an early age has been taught to kill. She becomes a sleeper agent for South Korea’s intelligence agency, who promises her freedom after 10 years of service; however, two men from her past make an unexpected appearance in her life, bringing out dark secrets from her past.
Kim Ok-bin stars alongside Shin Ha-kyun, Sung Joon, Kim Seo-hyung, Jung Hae-kyun, Min Ye-ji, Jo Eun-ji and Park Chul-min.