Here's another very interesting Asian film that has been out for quite a while but never made it to the states in a theatrical format until now. It looks to be a high-octane adventure western fashioned in the unique style that Asian cinema has come to be known for. You can check out the trailer after the jump.
Set in the 1930s Manchurian desert where lawlessness rules and many different ethnic groups clash, three Korean men fatefully meet each other on a train. The train's diverse passengers and imminent danger with guns and knives everywhere serves as a microcosm of the turbulent times. Do-won is a bounty hunter who tracks down any criminals with rewards on their heads. Chang-yi is the leader of a group of tough-as-nails bandits. He cannot stand to be the second best. Tae-goo is a train robber with nine lives. The three strangers engage in a chase across Manchuria to take possession of a map Tae-goo discovers while robbing the train. Also on the hunt for the mysterious map are the Japanese army and Asian bandits. In this unpredictable, escalating battle for the map, who will stand in the end as the winner?
The Good, The Bad, The Weird was directed by Kim Jee-Woon and stars Jung Woo-sung, Lee Byeong-heon, Song Kang-ho, Ryu Seun-su, and Zhang Qi.
The movie opens in a limited release this Friday, April 9th.