Monday, 26 May 2008

The Good, The Bad, The Weird @ Cannes Film Festival

Director Kim Jee-woon's (A Tale of Two Sisters) kimchi spaghetti Western was invited to the 61st International Cannes Film Festival for a screening under the Out of Competition category.

Kimchi spaghetti Western: The Good, The Bad,
The Weird or 좋은 놈, 나쁜 놈, 이상한 놈

Helmer Kim said: "I think the invitation of my movie proves that Cannes recognises the new experiments being made in Korean commercial cinema."

Red carpet: From left Song Kang-ho, Jung Woo-sung,
director Kim Jee-won & Lee Byung-hun

The one-of-its-kind flick was apparently well-received at the festival, which ran from May 14 to May 25.

The movie's distribution rights for the United Kingdom has been reportedly snapped up by Mel Gibson's Icon Entertainment International. No buyers from the US yet.

Set in the Manchurian desert during the 1930s, the film is about three characters: The Good (Jung Woo-sung), The Bad (Lee Byung-hun) and The Weird (Song Kang-ho) who are in hot pursuit of each other because of a map.

The Weird starts it all by stealing the map from a Japanese official, The Bad is hired to get it back, while The Good is a bounty hunter who is tracking both of them down!

Happy mood: The guys celebrate at the screening
of their movie at Cannes

The stars of the flick joined Director Kim on the red carpet at Cannes on May 24 for the screening. The film looks kinda fun. Check out the trailer below (with English subs)...I wanna watch it! :-)

Source: Digital Chosunilbo & Festival de Cannes
Pics credit: Hankooki & Digital Chosunilbo

What's up with The Good, The Bad and The Weird?


Valerie said...

oooh. the movie looks interesting! those are some really exciting scenes shown in the trailer and the backdrop looks amazing! like those parts where he's running on top of the train cars. looks super action packed.

lee byung hun looks dashing as always. congrats to them going to cannes! and it was bought by mel gibson's company? that's pretty big. even though it's a bit early, i couldn't really see this being remade. never know though.

PrincelyLuna said...

this is one of the few movies of Lee Byung Hun that i've been waiting to see. i've enjoyed all Kim Ji Woon's movies so far and with Song Kang Ho in it too, i bet this is going to be good. i hope the dvd will be released soon.

Photomofo said...

LBH is one of the reasons I became interested in korean TV and Film (thanks to "A bittersweet life")

He is one of my "must watch" actors.

Dottie said...

Jung Woo-Sung!

Woo Hoo!

Cannot wait to watch this for his quirky and essentric acting.

jicks said...

^you watch JWS for his quirky & eccentric acting O______o??? i watch him for this hotness!!! lol

j/k but honestly, this film looks like it's gonna blow us away. awesome director, awesome actors. can't wait already!!


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