The Villainess is a 2017 South Korean action thriller film directed by Jung Byung-gil, starring Kim Ok-vin. The film had its world premiere at the 70th Cannes Film Festival in May 2017.
According to the director and writer, the movie was inspired by the European film La Femme Nikita (1990), which he had seen at the age of 10.
The Villainess received a four-minute standing ovation at Cannes Film Festival. The film was also screened at the 16th New York Asian Film Festival which was held from June 30 to July 16, 2017. At the festival, the film received the Daniel E. Craft Award for Excellence in Action Cinema.