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Joheunnom nabbeunnom isanghannom (2008)

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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.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Yoon Tae-goo / The Weird
... Park Chang-yi / The Bad
... Park Do-won / The Good
Je-mun Yun ... Byung-choon (as Jae-moon Yoon)
Seung-su Ryu ... Man-gil (as Seung-soo Ryu)
... Kim Pan-joo
Byung-ho Son ... Seo Jae-sik
... Messenger for Kim Pan-joo (as Dai-soo Oh)
... Song-yi
Kwang-il Kim ... Two Blades
... 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
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Storyline

A guksu western. Three Korean gunslingers are in Manchuria circa World War II: Do-wan, an upright bounty hunter, Chang-yi, a thin-skinned and ruthless killer, and Tae-goo, a train robber with nine lives. Tae-goo finds a map he's convinced leads to buried treasure; Chang-yi wants it as well for less clear reasons. Do-wan tracks the map knowing it will bring him to Chang-yi, Tae-goo, and reward money. Occupying Japanese forces and their Manchurian collaborators also want the map, as does the Ghost Market Gang who hangs out at a thieves' bazaar. These enemies cross paths frequently and dead bodies pile up. Will anyone find the map's destination and survive to tell the tale? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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One map. Three villains. Winner takes all.


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Rated R for nonstop violence and some drug use | See all certifications »

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17 July 2008 (South Korea)  »

Also Known As:

Dobar, loš, čudan  »

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Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,775, 25 April 2010, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$128,486, 27 June 2010
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The safe model "Franz Jäger" appears, originally, in the Danish movie series "Olsen Banden" ("The Olsen Gang"). Any connection between the two is unknown. See more »

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The railway sleepers are made of concrete. At the time sleepers was made of wood. See more »

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[Tae-goo pulls the tight diving helmet off his head]
Yoon Tae-goo: This is awesome, but why is it so heavy?
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References The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966) See more »

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Moonlight Serenade
Composed by Glenn Miller
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Good Lord, this is fun.
21 December 2008 | by See all my reviews

The Manchurian desert in the 1930's has become the Asian cinematic version of the American West. A number of action films have been set here but this is the first to make an outright reference to a classic western that I've seen. While taking off from Leone's "The Good, The Bad and The Ugly" this film goes in it's own direction although the mix of horses, trains, motorcycles, Chinese and Western costumes and some very odd characters makes this film resemble the Mad Max films more than anything else. An extended chase scene towards the end really seems influenced by the George Miller films.

Influences aside, the ingenuity in crafting the action scenes in this film makes it a joy to watch. Photography is great. The lead actors are good and the story while a little daft is easy to follow for the most part.The music is good but nowhere near the Leone films. The violence is typical for Korean action and might be a little hard to watch at times. Long but pure fun for the most part.

This is probably the best action film I've seen in a while.


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