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The Good, the Bad, the Weird

Posted under Korean Movies by admin on Saturday 14 February 2009 at 16:13

The Good, the Bad, the Weird (좋은 놈, 나쁜 놈, 이상한 놈) is a 2008 South Korean western film directed by Kim Ji-woon. It premiered on May 24, 2008 at the Cannes Film Festival. This film was inspired by The Good, the Bad and the Ugly.


The background is the wilderness of 1930s Manchuria. The Bad(a hitman) is hired to acquire a treasure map from a Japanese official traveling on a train, The Weird(a thief) steals the map from the Japanese official when he robs him on the train. The Bad just after manages to stop the train and a slaughter of Japanese and Manchurian guards ensues. The Good(a Bounty hunter) appears on the scene with his shotgun in hand and tries to kill The Bad. Meanwhile The Weird manages to escape to the Ghost Market, to figure the map out and escape from his pursuers. In this unpredictable, escalating battle for the map with the Japanese Army, and Manchurian bandits also after the map, who will survive and claim the supposed treasure?


  • Song Kang-ho … Yoon Tae-goo, the Weird
  • Lee Byung-hun … Park Chang-i, the Bad
  • Jung Woo-sung … Park Do-won, the Good
  • Yoon Je-moon … Byeong-choon, Machurian Bandits’ Leader’s Right hand man
  • Ryoo Seung-soo … Man-gil, Yoon Tae-goo’s brother
  • Song Yeong-chang … Kim Pan-joo
  • Son Byeong-ho … Seo Jae-sik
  • Oh Dal-su … Park Seo-bang
  • Uhm Ji-won … Na-yeon (cameo)


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