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The Good, the Bad, the Weird -- In this hilarious, action packed western, three villains race to uncover a buried treasure fighting wild bandits, gangsters and each other along the way.
The Good, the Bad, the Weird -- The story of three Korean outlaws in 1940s Manchuria and their rivalry to possess a treasure map while being pursued by the Japanese army and Chinese bandits.


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Jee-woon Kim (screenplay)
Min-suk Kim (screenplay)
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Release Date:
17 July 2008 (South Korea) See more »
One map. Three villains. Winner takes all.
The story of two outlaws and a bounty hunter in 1940s Manchuria and their rivalry to possess a treasure map while being pursued by the Japanese army and Chinese bandits. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Kang-ho Song ... Yoon Tae-goo / The Weird

Byung-hun Lee ... Park Chang-yi / The Bad

Woo-sung Jung ... Park Do-won / The Good
Je-mun Yun ... Byung-choon (as Jae-moon Yoon)
Seung-su Ryu ... Man-gil (as Seung-soo Ryu)

Young-chang Song ... Kim Pan-joo
Byung-ho Son ... Seo Jae-sik

Dal-su Oh ... Messenger for Kim Pan-joo (as Dai-soo Oh)
Cheong-a Lee ... Song-yi (as Chung-ah Lee)
Kwang-il Kim ... Two Blades
Dong-seok Ma ... Bear (as Don Lee)
Kyeong-hun Jo ... Doo-chao (as Kyung-hoon Cho)
Hang-soo Lee ... Kanemaru
Hyun Joong Kang ... Ghost Market Gang Leader
Sung-min Lee ... Chef
Chang-sook Ryu ... Granny
Young-mok Yun ... Chang-yi's Gang
Cheol-ho Yeom ... Chang-yi's Gang
Seung-won Seo ... Chang-yi's Gang
Deok-jae Jo ... Chang-yi's Gang
Kil-hyun Kim ... Chang-yi's Gang
Jin-young Noh ... Chang-yi's Gang
Il-yong Oh ... Chang-yi's Gang
Young-jae Kwak ... Chang-yi's Gang
Ki-jun Hong ... Chang-yi's Gang
Seung-jae Jeon ... Chang-yi's Gang
Geum-Seong Kil ... Chang-yi's Gang
Yong-jae Cho ... Chang-yi's Gang
Myung-hun Yang ... Chang-yi's Gang

Jin-yeong Jeong ... Chang-yi's Gang
Jae-seung Ryu ... Chang-yi's Gang
Man-ki Kim ... Chang-yi's Gang
Pil-joong Kim ... Chang-yi's Gang
Kyung-man Choi ... Chang-yi's Gang
Mi-nam Jeong ... Tri-nation Gang
Ha-joon Kim ... Tri-Nation Gang
Han-sol Lee ... Tri-nation Gang
Seung-joon Lee ... Tri-nation Gang
Seol-gu Lee ... Tri-nation Gang
Seung-chu Kang ... Tri-Nation Gang
Rock-jin Choi ... Tri-Nation Gang
Seung-hyun Song ... Tri-Nation Gang
Kwang-su Lee ... Tri-nation Gang
Jae-eun Kang ... Tri-Nation Gang
Sung-gyun Park ... Tri-Nation Gang
Woo-sang Yeom ... Tri-nation Gang
Mavlyanov Jasurbek ... Tri-Nation Gang
Bana Tehrani Ali Asghar ... Tri-Nation Gang
Deligeer ... Zhang Qi
Hakuryû ... Ishihara
Shôken Kunimoto ... Abe
Sang-woo Shin ... Kuroda
Alexander Pavlov ... Locomotive Engineer
Hong-soo Kim ... Chinese Captain
Se-hyeong Jeong ... Chinese Soldier
Jae-eun Jun ... Hostage Girl in Train

Min-Young Park ... Hooker with a Bag
Woo-Jeong Oh ... Japanese Woman in Train
Seo-won Oh ... Chinese woman in Train
Chan-hyung Kim ... Manchurian Police in Train
Sang-jae Yoo ... Manchurian Police in Train
Ki-hyun Choi ... Manchurian Police in Train
Jung-hyun Cha ... Manchurian Police in Train
Sung-woo Jung ... Manchurian Police in Train
Jung-man Son ... Manchurian Police in Train
Su-hyeon Lee ... Manchurian Police in Train
Kwang-soon Jang ... Manchurian Police in Train
Dae-Sung Choi ... Japanese Gentleman
Dae-won Kim ... Flag Guy
Hwa-sung Cho ... Man in Inn
Yu-Mi Ko ... Woman in Inn
Jung-hoon Sung ... Gate Keeper at Ghost Market
Byung-gyu Kwak ... Ghost Market Gang
Min-jae Kim ... Ghost Market Gang
Kwang-bok Park ... Ghost Market Gang
Sang-gyu Son ... Ghost Market Gang
Jae-hwan Shin ... Ghost Market Gang
Sung-Ho Lee ... Ghost Market Gang
Young-soo Lee ... Ghost Market Gang
Yoo-soo Lee ... Ghost Market Gang
Chang-soo Lee ... Ghost Market Gang
Joo-hyun Lim ... Ghost Market Gang
Sun-gyu Jin ... Ghost Market Gang
Eun Se Ki ... Beauty in Opium House
Sun-Young Kim ... Beauty in Opium House
Ganna Pionova ... Beauty in Opium House
Min Yeong ... Opium Girl
Soo-nam Kim ... Opium House Man
Yeon-ah Park ... Little Girl in Opium House
Woo-hyuk Choi ... Kid in Opium House
Sun-ah Kang ... Kid in Opium House
Jae-hyeon Park ... Poster Man
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Son Jin-Hwan ... Kim Hyeok (uncredited)
Jin-woo Park ... Hwang (uncredited)

Ji-won Uhm ... Na-yeon (uncredited)

Directed by
Jee-woon Kim  (as Kim Jee-woon)
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Jee-woon Kim  screenplay (as Kim Jee-woon)
Min-suk Kim  screenplay

Produced by
Jae-Won Choi .... associate producer
Jae-Won Choi .... producer
Joon H. Choi .... co-producer
Jee-woon Kim .... producer (as Kim Jee-woon)
Joo-Sung Kim .... associate producer
Jung-hwa Kim .... co-producer
Miky Lee .... executive producer
Sang-yong Lee .... co-producer
Woo-sik Seo .... co-producer
Original Music by
Yeong-gyu Jang 
Cinematography by
Mo-gae Lee 
Seung-Chul Oh 
Film Editing by
Na-young Nam 
Production Design by
Hwa-sung Cho 
Art Direction by
Hwa-sung Cho 
Jae-hyun Park 
Costume Design by
Eui-yeong Choi 
Yu-Jin Gweon 
Makeup Department
Tae-young Kwak .... special makeup effects artist
Hee Eun Lee .... special makeup effects artist
Production Management
Sungho Nam .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Min-suk Kim .... assistant director
An-kyu Lee .... assistant director
Sound Department
Tae-young Choi .... sound
Rob Nokes .... additional sound effects library
Special Effects by
Do-ahn Jung .... special effects
Hee-kyoung Lee .... special effects: demolition
Visual Effects by
Kyung Soo Hwang .... visual effects supervisor: Triton
Jay Seung Jaegal .... vfx technical director
Jeong Jaehoon .... digital artist
Kiyoung Jung .... fx technical director
Seo Jungwook .... research and development
Wook Kim .... visual effects supervisor: DTI
Hyukil Kwon .... matte painter
Dong-hoon Lee .... visual effects supervisor: Footage
Seung Ho Lee .... visual effects supervisor: Modball
Jason Madigan .... technical director
Eun Jeong Park .... visual effects coordinator: Footage (as Eun-jung Park)
Sunny Sung-Yong Park .... visual effects artist
Won Bong Park .... visual effects supervisor: Inframe
Heo Myeong Haeng .... martial arts coordinator (as Myeong-haeng Heo)
Joong-hyun Ji .... martial arts coordinator
Joo-hyun Jo .... stunts (as Ju-hyeon Jo)
Doo-hong Jung .... martial arts coordinator
Jin-seok Kwak .... stunts
Kwi-deok Kwon .... stunts (as Gwi-deok Kwon)
Mun-cheol Kwon .... stunts (as Moon-cheol Kwon)
Dong-hyun Park .... stunts
Ji-oh Seo .... stunts
Seung-il Shin .... stunts (as Sung-il Shin)
Camera and Electrical Department
Remi Epron .... aerial pilot & technician
Editorial Department
Yong-gi Lee .... colorist
Other crew
Joori Kim .... production accountant
David Magdael .... publicist

Production CompaniesDistributorsOther Companies
  • Cinerent  camera and lighting equipment supplied by: China scenes
  • HFR  dailies
  • HFR  digital cinema
  • HFR  digital intermediate
  • Kodak  film stock supplied by

Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Joheunnom nabbeunnom isanghannom" - South Korea (original title)
"Nom Nom Nom" - International (English title) (informal short title)
"Good Bad Weird" - Japan (English title) (imdb display title)
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Rated R for nonstop violence and some drug use
South Korea:139 min | South Korea:120 min (Cannes Film Festival) | Argentina:130 min (Mar del Plata Film Festival) | Japan:129 min | USA:130 min | Sweden:125 min | 135 min (extended version)
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:

Did You Know?

Included among the "1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die", edited by Steven Schneider.See more »
Anachronisms: One of Park Chang-yi's gang uses an incorrectly identified British Sten gun. It's actually a SIG Bergmann 1920 which was imported by the Japanese.See more »
Park Chang-yi:People must know that they're going to die, and yet they live as though they never will. Hilarious.See more »
Movie Connections:
Moonlight SerenadeSee more »


What are the differences between the International Version and the Korean Version?
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16 out of 29 people found the following review useful.
The Entertaining, The Admirable and The Down Right Frustrating, 26 July 2009
Author: benjamin_lappin from England

With a film title such as this, it is unavoidable that Ji-Woon Kim's latest foray will be compared to Sergio Leone's epic masterpiece that is "The Good, The Bad and The Ugly", and while the comparison is not entirely necessary to write a critique without bringing it up is ignoring the obvious. In 2005, Ji-Woon Kim released the highly lauded and severely engaging film "A Bittersweet Life", in which he took the reformed gangster plot device and twisted it wonderfully to create an intelligent action-thriller. It is evident that in the aftermath of his unprecedented international success, Ji-Woon Kim was given free reign to create any film of his choosing, spawning the genesis to his latest endeavour "The Good, The Bad and The Weird".

We all have films that we classify as being in our "top ten" or even "top five", films that speak to us on a level that we are so incredibly immersed within the story being told that we connect on a subconscious level to create unbound admiration. Ji-Woon Kim has a passion for the spaghetti western, and climax to the "Man With No Name" trilogy, "The Good, The Bad and The Ugly" and with his free license has not intended to copy, parody or pastiche Leone's creation but to attempt to create an Easternised Western using the fore-mentioned film as a template. Inevitably, the director has had to update the story and transplant the time line for a completely new audience and to maintain historical plausibility which is admirable but his nature as an action film director proves to be the films Achilles heel.

To say there is little plot in this film is to say there is too much, for after the films introductory, and satisfactory, skirmish the story descends into the chase of a map which is about as flimsy as the glue that, allegedly, holds the plot together. The story hops gleefully, and unashamedly, from one action scene to the next, and while the criticisms that the sequences are fifteen minutes in excess of what they should be are accurate, it is the overwhelming lack of perspective or objective that infuriates the viewer. It is all well and good having a twenty minute battle royale in the middle of a desert, incorporating all the warring factions within the story but to have nothing more than a simply cut and one of the protagonists to be miles away in complete isolation without one of the hundreds chasing him in sight is nonsensical and irritating. Perhaps though, the most frustrating is the lack of development in the three most important pieces of this puzzle. For example Woo-sung Jung, who plays "The Good", has studied the Clint Eastwood films thoroughly mimicking his stance, tone and style in his attempt to recreate the feel of his character, yet lacks the aura and gravitas of Eastwood to pull off the anti-hero role sufficiently. Not simply this, but at this stage in Leone's trilogy the "Man With No Name" while still fixated with obtaining his fortune had softened as an individual making it easier for the audience to connect with him come the final confrontation. With Ji-woo Kim's version it is unintentionally the case that the character traits of all three interchange at varying junctures making it nigh on impossible to sympathise enough with one individual character to make us care about the film in anything more than two hours of mind numbing action.

As not to completely eviscerate the film there are notable plus points which must be mentioned as the score overlaying the film is perfect for a film of this sort carrying along the action elements with a slight undertone of Morriconne's iconic creation. Ji-woon Kim shows he is still a director worth worrying over as there are some luscious landscapes in his rich and vivid cinematography, showing he knows how to capture a film while Kang-ho Song shows his versatility as he adds zany charm to a list of roles which include his undoubtedly iconic revenge driven "Park Dong-jin" in Chan-wook Park's "Sympathy For Mr Vengeance". These noted exemptions aside, one cannot help but feel that "The Good, The Bad and The Weird" is an ultimately hollow experience, a concept which had all the tools to be a success yet escapes into the comfort of an action genre all too frequently. It leaves me personally wishing Ji-woon Kim would have shown the characteristics of his earlier work "A Bittersweet Life" and taken the arguably more pretentious but the more rewarding route of jettisoning some action and slowing the pace of the story down so as to allow the characters the time to develop and flourish and not be the mere cutout clichés that they occasionally turn out to be. What sums this film up perfectly is its ending sequence which utilises the same dramatic tension that Leone so wonderfully created, before shattering that illusion and choosing the most clichéd, ridiculous and unfortunately laughable of all the available alternate endings. "The Good, The Bad And The Weird" goes down in history, as of 2009, as being the most expensive South Korean film made, yet if Hollywood has taught us anything it is that bigger and more expensive does not always mean better. While "The Good, The Bad And The Weird" is unintelligibly watchable you do wonder if this, or another of South Korea's plethora of talented directors could have created a grander cinematic experience for a few dollars less.

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