Screen/Society--Cine-East--"The Good, the Bad, the Weird" [35mm] -- w/ filmmaker Kim Ji-woon in attendance

October 29, 2018 - 7:00 pm to 9:45 pm
Preceded by a reception with director / screenwriter / producer KIM Ji-woon at 5:30pm in Studio C2-131, Rubenstein Arts Center. Q&A to follow the film with KIM Ji-woon.

Film Screening:

"The Good, the Bad, the Weird"
(KIM Ji-Woon, 2008, 139 min, South Korea, in Korean w/ subtitles, 35mm)

A rip-roaring update of classic widescreen Spaghetti Westerns, this action extravaganza of lawless 1930s Manchuria centers upon three strangers - played by Korea's reigning superstars - who meet fatefully on a train: an implacable bounty hunter (Jung Woo-sung), the merciless leader of a group of bandits (Lee Byung-hun) and a robber with nine lives (Song Kang-ho, "The Host"). When a mysterious map surfaces, they pursue each other across the desert to claim it, with the Japanese army and a horde of thieves trailing behind them.

"With a nod and a wink to Sergio Leone, South Korean filmmaker Kim Ji-woon delivers a slam-bang western set in Manchuria after the Japanese invasion in 1931." -- Andrea Gronvall, Chicago Reader

"Filled with shoot-outs, knife fights, amazing stuntwork and striking colours, this breathless yarn feels completely bonkers at times." -- Allan Hunter, Daily Express (UK)

Made possible by the generous support of the Korea Foundation.
Co-sponsored by the Duke Korea Forum.

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Tk80iXCspM

Contact name

hokazak@duke.edu

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Unit

  • Asian/Pacific Studies Institute