Worth Watching - May 24: The Good, The Bad, and The Weird Trailer
If you're in dire need of a break from all things Indiana Jones this weekend, then we've got something just for you. The Good, The Bad, and The Weird is a Korean spaghetti western that's currently playing at the Cannes Film Festival. I hadn't even really heard of this until I saw the trailer, but now I'm pushing this out there because it looks so damn good. It reminds me a lot of Takashi Miike's Sukiyaki Western Django, but considering that film was absolute trash, this one looks a thousand times better. Plus - it's playing at Cannes! The fact that it got in and is playing there says a lot! I know this isn't everyone's cup o' tea, but it's a very refreshing diversion from the big summer blockbusters. Enjoy!
Watch the trailer for The Good, The Bad, and The Weird:
The 30ties in the Mandchurian desert. The Weird steals a map from a Japanese official. The Bad is paid to get it back. The Good is a bounty hunter who tracks them down. In this unpredictable, escalating battle for the map and the men, who will stand in the end as the winner?
The Good, The Bad, and The Weird is directed by Korean filmmaker Jee-woon Kim of A Tale of Two Sisters and A Bittersweet Life previously. The film has already played in theaters in Korea and is currently showing at the Cannes Film Festival in France. The film does not has a US distributor yet and has no US release date, although I'm hoping it will show at the Toronto Film Festival this year and probably pick up a US distributor quite soon.