2 items from 2010
Sai's film - based on an earlier manhwa - tells the story of a hitman, long estranged from his identical brother, a policeman. But when the cop gets killed the hitman gets a craving for revenge and realizes that the easiest way to figure out what happened will be to assume his brother's identity and wait for the killer to reveal themselves.
When reading comments on this move I've seen a few times how people hope that Olsen can live up to Sai's source material. I assume from this that the people writing the comments haven't actually seen Sai's film because - outside of some stylish moments and an incredibly bloody finale - Sai didn't live up to »
It's about suffering, appropriately enough, given for many viewers Tran Anh Hung's I Come With The Rain will be up there as two of the most punishing hours of cinema they're ever likely to sit through. Graced with a relatively high-profile pan-asian cast, the noted Vietnamese arthouse director's first English-language project (after earlier successes with Cyclo and The Scent of Green Papaya) was eagerly awaited for quite some time, then suddenly and unceremoniously glossed over after a disappointing spin on the festival circuit.
Why? On paper, at least, the premise starts out by making some kind of logical sense; Josh Hartnett (yes, really) plays Kline, an American Pi dismissed from the force after becoming a little too immersed in the hunt for a notorious serial killer (Elias Koteas). He's contacted out of the blue by a pharmaceutical tycoon whose adopted son Shitao (Kimura Takuya, Love and Honour, 2046) has gone missing »
2 items from 2010
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