Official US Trailer for Korean Action Noir 'Asura: The City of Madness'

October 3, 2016
Source: YouTube

Asura: The City of Madness Trailer

"You have eyes that connect be trusted." "You don't accept my sincerity." CJ Entertainment has debuted a trailer for a Korean action noir thriller titled Asura: The City of Madness, which is opening in theaters this month in the US after premiering at TIFF. The film is about a shady cop who finds himself in over his head when he gets caught between Internal Affairs and the city's corrupt mayor. Starring Jung Woo-sung (The Good, the Bad, the Weird), Hwang Jung-min (Ode to My Father), Ju Ji-hoon, Kwak Do-won and Jung Man-sik. The action ramps up in the second half of this trailer, and it looks damn good. Between this film and The Age of Shadows, there's a number of impressive Korean films hitting theaters this month and that look like they're worth watching. This film in particular seems brutal and twisted, and I want to see it.

Here's the official US trailer for Kim Sung-soo's Asura: The City of Madness, direct from CJ's YouTube:

Asura: The City of Madness Poster

Detective Han (Jung Woo-sung), who for years has been secretly doing dirty work for the corrupt mayor Park Sungbae (Hwang Jung-min), is now pressured by a ruthless prosecutor Kim Cha-in (Kwak Do-won) to cooperate in an investigation against the mayor. Feeling trapped, Han persuades his young partner Sunmo (Ju Ji-hoon) to take over his work for the mayor, but things start to get tangled in unpredictable ways. As things are getting worse, only the most evil survives in this dog-eat-dog world. Asura: The City of Madness is directed by Korean filmmaker Kim Sung-soo, of the films City of the Rising Sun, Musa: The Warrior, Please Teach Me English and Flu previously. This just premiered at the Toronto Film Festival. CJ Entertainment will open Asura: The City of Madness in select theaters starting October 14th this month.

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Police, politics and business. Pains of the societies. These ones rather bloody ...

shiboleth on Oct 3, 2016


Governments are but gangs who have the law on their side.

tarek on Oct 3, 2016


What's a suitable alternative? Anarchy?

RAW_D on Oct 3, 2016


I don't wear a Guy Fawkes mask. ;D I am just making a statement. Gangs run "illegal"prostitution, gambling and alcohol businesses. Governments run "legal" prostitution, gambling and alcohol businesses. Gangs start a war if another gang tries to take them out. Governments start a war if a foreign government tries to take them out. Comparison can go on.

tarek on Oct 3, 2016


HAHA! Interesting perspective though...I've never thought of it that way. Thanks for lending me a peek through your "lens"!

RAW_D on Oct 3, 2016


It's just different kind of anarchy people choose, obviously ...

shiboleth on Oct 3, 2016


Local mafia around here call their governments a 'competition'.

shiboleth on Oct 3, 2016



tarek on Oct 3, 2016


Korean gangsters all talk the same in films...haha!!~

DAVIDPD on Oct 3, 2016


What does that mean?

Alex Billington on Oct 3, 2016


They use like a kind of sarcastic tone in their speech. It is quite common in Korea for guys to be overly dramatic when they threaten others. In films, Korean gangsters use it almost exclusively when they attempt to intimidate people. If we were having a face-to-face conversation you could hear in a second, but it is rather difficult to explain via written word.

DAVIDPD on Oct 3, 2016


This looks mellow. Hwabyung galore.

Carpola on Oct 3, 2016

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