Jang Dong Gun's 'No Tears for the Dead' is coming to America
Jang Dong Gun (A Gentleman's Dignity)'s new action packed movie, No Tears for the Dead, by the same director as the hit film The Man From Nowhere, is about to be released worldwide, and it's coming to America, subtitled into English, on June 20th! Let's take a look at the incredible trailer and stills.
Abandoned by his mother shortly after immigrating to America, Gon is raised by the mafia and grows up to become a cold-blooded hitman. Though usually flawless in taking out his targets, Gon makes a terrible mistake of killing an innocent young girl. A flood of guilt takes over his life and the situation becomes worse when his boss assigns him the job of killing the young girl’s mother. Gon’s new target, Mogyeong, is a risk manager at an investment firm and has buried herself in work to bury her grief. She is completely unaware of her role at the heart of a dangerous conspiracy. Finally, she meets the man who wants to tell her the truth behind the death of her child.
In 2010, director Lee kicked off a new action era in Korean cinema with “The Man from Nowhere,” which became South Korea’s highest grossing film in 2010 with over 6.2 million box office admissions. The Man From Nowhere has received positive reviews from English-language critics. As of August 2013, six of six critics gave ‘Fresh’ reviews, according to Rotten Tomatoes. One of those critics, Russel Edwards of Variety, wrote:
"Brutal violence dominates the dynamic Korean thriller 'The Man From Nowhere.' Local heartthrob WON Bin (‘Mother,' 'Tae Guk Gui') transforms himself into an action hero in writer-helmer LEE Jeong-beom’s swift and blood-soaked yarn, about a mystery man who gets caught up in a gang war while trying to protect a child, recalling Luc Besson’s 'The Professional’ “
As such, Lee’s follow-up film has been the subject of great interest within the film industry. Lee returns from a four-year hiatus with "No Tears for the Dead" and joins with super star JANG Dong-gun and KIM Min-hee for the most anticipated movie of 2014 in South Korea.
It looks so intense, but so good, and I can't wait to see this new side of Jang Dong Gun! Stay tuned for instructions on how you can win tickets and to see special shout outs from the cast to DramaFever fans!