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The Villainess (Ak-Nyeo)

Blood runneth over in director Jung Byung-gil's adrenaline-pumping action thriller, which hacks and slacks furiously in a similar vein to La Femme Nikita and Kill Bill. The femme fatale at the South Korean picture's blackened heart is Sook-hee (Kim Ok-vin), who was orphaned at an early age and has been raised as a trained killer by sadistic crime boss Joong-sang (Shin Ha-kyun). He becomes her lover and eventually her husband but on their honeymoon, Joong-sang is murdered and Sook-hee goes on the rampage, slaughtering dozens of members of a rival gang until she is apprehended by Chief Kwon (Kim Seo-hyung) from the Korean Intelligence Agency (KIA). He offers her a new identity as an actress, replete with facial plastic surgery, if Sook-hee will agree to use her murderous skills for the government's benefit. Since she is pregnant with her late husband's child, Sook-hee agrees and she is relocated to an apartment complex with her daughter, where she sparks unexpected romance with neighbour Hyun-soo (Bang Sung-jun), who is actually an undercover operative for the KIA. When ghosts from Sook-hee's past return to haunt her, the trained killer must dig deep to emerge victorious.