From South Korea comes this wild take on Sergio Leone's classic spaghetti Western The Good, the Bad and the Ugly. It's 1930s Manchuria and greed is in the air. A manic outlaw, a nasty holy man and a determined bounty hunter are all in hot pursuit of a treasure map. Throw in Chinese gangsters, the Japanese army and other rival factions also in pursuit of the invaluable map, and it all comes down to a you've-got-to-see-it-to-believe-it showdown in the desert. One of the most expensive films ever made in South Korea, THE GOOD, THE BAD, THE WEIRD was the talk of festivals worldwide and won such prizes as the Asia Pacific Screen Award for its cinematography and the Asian Film Award for Best Supporting Actor (Jung Woo-sung).
Zhang Qi,Lee Byung-Hun,Jung Woo-Sung,Song Kang-ho,Ryu Seung-su
Set in the 1930s Manchurian desert, where lawlessness rules and ethnic groups clash, three Korean men fatefully meet each other on a train. The Good, Do-won (JUNG Woo-sung) is a bounty hunter who tracks down criminals with rewards on their heads. The Bad, Chang-yi (LEE Byung-hun) is the leader of a group of bandits and can't stand to be second best. The Weird, Tae-goo (SONG Kang-ho) is a train robber with nine lives.
The three strangers engage in a chase across Manchuria to take possession of a map Tae-goo discovers while robbing the train. Also on the hunt for the mysterious map, are the Japanese army and Asian bandits. In this unpredictable, escalating battle for the map, who will stand in the end as the winner?
Never be sure who's good, bad or weird.