TheGood The Bad and the Weird (15)

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14 — 16 April 2009

Cast Song Kang-ho, Lee Byung-hun, Jung Woo-sung

Tues 14 April 5.45 Wed 15 April 8.15 Thurs 16 April 5.45

Dir: Kim Ji-woon (2008) South Korea 2hr 10min Subtitled

Cast Song Kang-ho, Lee Byung-hun, Jung Woo-sung

No prizes for guessing which movie this is inspired by. Kim Ji-woon transplants Sergio Leone's classic to Manchuria in the 1930s. At face value, this is a Korean spaghetti western remake of The Good, The Bad & The Ugly. However, updated with eye-popping colours, fast-paced editing, explosive action and a slightly different twist on the story, it stands on its own two feet quite nicely. Set in 1930's Manchuria, the intricate plot pits three outlaws against the entire Japanese army and a mob of Russian gangsters in a race to find the "treasure" that will define the outcome of the Sino-Japanese war.