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DVD: Villain

“I was going away with him because he was the nicest person that I’d ever met...and because I’m lonely.” So says a wistful Lizabeth Scott in Dead Reckoning (1947), recalling a romance predicated on emotional need rather than mutual desire. Scott may well have been describing Lee Sang-Il’s Villain whose characters, the products of an increasingly isolated internet age, think nothing of getting in a stranger’s car and sleeping with the driver in order to banish their chronic sense of loneliness. Sat alone in his car, the solitary Yuichi (Satoshi Tsumabuki) is first seen watching a mobile...

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