Kim Jee-woon is a damaged filmmaker — but the Brooklyn Academy of Music means that in the best way possible.
The controversial South Korean gore-teur is a master of shock and splatter — and you can see why this month, as BAM screens six of his films in the appropriately titled retrospective, “Severely Damaged.”
That includes the horror picture, “A Tale of Two Sisters,” the gonzo Western “The Good, The Bad and The Weird,” and his latest film, “I Saw the Devil” (pictured), a disturbing thriller in which a lawman enacts a brutal revenge on the murderer of his pregnant fiancée.
“All revenge films have these false happy endings,” said Jee-woon, who’ll be at the Feb. 25 screening for a Q&A. “So I made this as a new form of revenge film … to stay closer to the realistic emotions of vengeance.”
It worked: “I Saw the Devil” was initially banned in Korea.
“Severely Damaged” at the Brooklyn Academy of Music [30 Lafayette Ave. at Ashland Place in Fort Greene, (718) 636-4100], Feb. 25-March 2. Tickets $12 (members $7). For info, visit www.bam.org.— Ethan Alter
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