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Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Coming Attractions: CHINATOWN to Battle In Theaters This April

By Rex Baylon

It seems that almost every trailer I write about ends up being an upcoming thriller or crime picture and this time is no different. Han Jun-hee, screenwriter for the 2013 thriller The Gifted Hands, debuts as director this April with Chinatown, or for people who've been paying attention, Coin Locker Girl. Starring Kim Hye-soo, of The Thieves (2012) fame, and Kim Go-eun, who you might remember from the erotic drama Eungyo (2012), Han's picture seems to be a gangster-cum-family melodrama with Kim Hye-soo playing a stern and powerful Chinatown gang boss and Kim Go-eun as her troubled adopted daughter.

From the trailer's use of Michael Jackson's saccharine 70s tune Ben be prepared to get your hanky's out and Kim Hye-soo's less than glamorous appearance and the gritty realism of the production design all point, in big neon letters, to this film being taken seriously. Whether this means it's any good though we'll just have to wait and see when it comes out this April.

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