Tuesday, April 21, 2009

The Good, The Bad and The Weird (2008)

The Good, The Bad and The Weird (2008)

April 23rd, 6:30PM in Garland 104 (2441 E. Hartford)

Perhaps the most eagerly awaited Korean film of the last five years, the story involves a train traveling through Northern Korea and Manchuria in the 1930's. Three men a drawn together, a thief, a bandit and an assassin. Together they have the power to safeguard or destroy a national treasure.

The film is billed as the first Korean western and like another recent East Asian wester, Tears of the Black Tiger it really makes a genre its own with a unique vision. There is good reason this is one of the most popular Korean films of the last decade, watch it and findout for yourself.

South Korea, Director Kim Ji-woon, Cast Song Kang-Ho, Lee Byeong-Heon, Jeong Woo-Seong and Yoon Je-Moon, 139 minutes, in Korean with English subtitles.

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