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I Come With The Rain (Tran Anh Hung, 2008)

Old 03-29-08, 09:23 PM
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I Come With The Rain (Tran Anh Hung, 2008)



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Much acclaimed director Tran Ahn Hung of Cyclo and The Scent of Green Papaya fame looks set to take his career ina startling new direction with his new film, I Come With The Rain, an international crime thriller with a sterling global cast that includes Josh Hartnett, Lee Byung-Hyun, Takuya Kimura, Elias Koteas, Tran Nu Yen Khe and Shawn Yue. And, yes, I did just call Hartnett sterling ... the man has been saddled with a lot of bad roles thanks to the Hollywood pretty boy machine but heís built for noir oriented stuff like this and heís proven himself capable of very strong work when well matched to the material.

Kline, an ex-cop in Los Angeles traumatized by slaying a serial killer, is hired by a powerful corporate boss to go to the Philippines and find Shitao, his missing son. Klineís leads take him to Hong Kong. Torn between good and evil, caught in the crossfire between a mafia drug ring and the police, he tracks down Shitao, who has become a mysterious vagrant.

Reading some of the more detailed materials available to buyers on this itís clear that the film has a heavy supernatural element and Tran also promises a liberal dose of violence, a promise borne out by the bloody shots of stars Hartnett and Lee weíve just dug up. Throw in soundtrack work by Radiohead and itís hard to say no.


I can't wait!
Old 03-29-08, 10:30 PM
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I really don't know what to think...! It certainly sounds like an unusual return for Anh Hung, but I will always give his work the utmost attention. Very, very interested to see how this turns out.
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Looks good. I'm definitely watching this.
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This film *might* be screened at Cannes this year.
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If Tran wants to try something different, more power to 'im, but that cast is just baffling.
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Sounds like it could be pretty good, or really, really bad.

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Is there any hope of this getting a US release this year?
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Tran's last film, The Vertical Ray of the Sun, did get a limited US release so I'm assuming with more stars and the film being in English, it should get a limited run (i.e LA/NY) in December.
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Not exactly a trailer (it plays more like an extended promo) but roughly five minutes of footage here.

I'm even more uneasy about this film after watching the video. It definitely comes off as something I probably wouldn't be terribly interested in under normal circumstances, yet Tran's involvement draws my attention, for better or worse, like a moth to flame. The visuals are quite nice, but very little else "feels" right about this -- in particular, everyone, including Hartnett, sounds like they're stumbling through dialogue that simply isn't meant to be in this language.

Still can't for the life of me figure out how Tran became attatched to the project, and his prior films certainly never gave any indication of grand Hollywood dreams...
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Looks very interesting. I'm definitely seeing this.

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