Screen/Society–Cine-East–“The Good, the Bad, the Weird” [35mm] — w/ filmmaker Kim Ji-woon in attendance
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
October 29, 2018 7:00pm @Rubenstein Arts Center, Film Theater