ASURA: THE CITY OF MADNESS. Film Still. Image: CJ Entertainment
ASURA: THE CITY OF MADNESS Trailer Review. Directed by Kim Sung Soo, the film stars well known South Korean action film stars Hwang Jung Min and Jung Woo Sung including Kwak Do Won who usually plays character roles very well, and Ju Ji Hoon. The film will be having its European Premiere in the 11th London Korean Film Festival 2016.
Wow! The trailer looks really awesome and full of action doesn’t it. Now let’s see who plays what. Jung Woo Sung plays the role of Detective Han, Hwang Jung Min plays the role of Mayor Park Sungbae, Jun Ji Hoon plays the role of Moon Sun Mo, partner of Detective Han and Kwak Do Won plays the role of Prosecutor Kim Cha-in.
ASURA: THE CITY OF MADNESS Film Still Image: CJ Entertainment
The trailer shows a hell of a lot of very bad relations between all the main characters, but in a way shows them to be connected with each other. It seems to be a very political film, but all mixed up with gang wars and bosses wanting to take over power. Performance wise, Jung Woo Sung and Hwang Jung Min are executing their roles very intensely, just as they did in their movies ‘Cold Eyes‘ and ‘New World‘. This is the first time they are acting together in the same movie though. Kwak Do Won gives the same ‘Nameless Gangster‘ styled performance, but only this time as the trailer shows, it slowly picks up its intensity to its extreme. But as the poster above shows all the characters in the shadow and him under the spotlight, it must be an indication that he’s got a very important part this time.
The actions sequences are filled with taekwando style fighting between gang members, car chases and bloody battles between the bosses themselves. It seems that all the actors had to go through a very strict fitness regime in order to execute the action fighting sequences. The car chases would have been done by trained stunt performers including the very gory fighting scenes.
This movie is a must watch for all the director Kim Sung Soo fans, and of course for those who love action movies starring Jung Woo Sung and Hwang Jung Min.
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Tags: 11th London Korean Film Festival, London Korean Film Festival, Trailer Review
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