From the director that brought us "A Tale of Two Sisters" and "A Bittersweet Life," Kim Jee-Woon returns with his latest film "The Good, The Bad, The Weird" for its theatrical release in America.
"The Good, The Bad, The Weird" is Korea's most expensive film with a production budget of over $17 Million, starring three of Korea's A-list actors, Song Kang-Ho, Lee Byung-Hun, and Jung Woo-Sung.
Director Kim describes the film as a story of three men who take refuge in the deserts and plains of Manchuria after being forced out of their country. Each men are driven to chase after their dream by the idea of riches or by the need to prove himself.
Kim's film will be available On Demand on March 31st. "The Good, The Bad, The Weird" will hit theaters on April 23rd in New York and open nationally beginning April 30th.
Set in the 1930s Manchurian desert, where lawlessness rules and ethnic groups clash, three Korean men fatefully meet each other on a train. The Good, Do-won (Jung Woo-sung) is a bounty hunter who tracks down criminals with rewards on their heads. The Bad, Chang-yi (Lee Byung-hun) is the leader of a group of bandits and can’t stand to be second best. The Weird, Tae-goo (Song Kang-ho) 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?