As a young girl, Sook-hee was trained to become a deadly assassin. A second chance is handed to her by South Korea’s Intelligence Agency Chief, Kwon, who recruits her and gives her a new identity as Chae Yeon-soo, a 27-year-old theatre actress.
With the promise of complete freedom after serving her country for 10 years, Sook-hee begins a new
chapter, but living a normal existence is no easy task for an ex-killer. When two men suddenly appear in
her life, she begins to uncover the secrets of her past.
The Villainess received a four-minute standing ovation at the Cannes Film Festival, cementing the worldwide growth and interest in South Korean action cinema. The explosive soundtrack from Ja Wan Koo perfectly complements the exquisitely choreographed fight sequences and the darkness of The Villainess’ ultra-violent world.