9º – I Saw the Devil (Jee-woon Kim, 2010)After his wife is brutally murdered by a lethal serial killer, a man will seek revenge at all costs against the killer. The pearl of South Korean cinema on this list, ‘I Saw the Devil’ breaks with the common patterns of films with this theme, reversing roles among the central characters, resulting in a frantic rhythm transposed to the viewer.
8º – Summer of 84 (François Simard, 2018)In the mid-1980s, a group of teenagers, inserted in a calm suburban reality, believe that one of their neighbors is a terrible serial killer who is terrorizing that city. The film gains its substance by exploring the journey of adolescents in the investigation they architect. ‘Summer of ’84’ is nostalgic in all its aspects, bringing several of the most important fragments to the culture present in that decade. However, unlike other films that opt for this nostalgic approach, the work varies between quiet moments and extremely tense moments in the plot, with an ending that you won’t soon forget.
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