Today's Hot Trailer: Korean Heist Flick The Thieves
Posted 10.14.12 by Ryan
It's like Ocean's Eleven. Only, in Korea.
Foreign movies are a tough sell for American audiences, we know. But that won't be a problem for The Thieves, Korea's highest-grossing movie of all time. After all, The Thieves stars Jung Jae Lee, Kim Yun Seok, and Gianna Jun (Snow Flower and the Secret Fan), and director Dong Hun Choi's last movie was the highly successful (in Korea) Juon Woo Chi!
Okay, so maybe The Thieves lacks a little name recognition here in the States, but consider The Raid: Redemption, an Indonesian action flick that was beloved by critics stateside and now has a sequel and an American remake in the works (and, if you like action movies and haven't seen it, you should probably correct that). We're not saying that The Thieves will have the same success, but after watching the movie's first trailer, it looks like it has potential. More than can be said for a lot of the underwhelming offerings coming out of Hollywood on a regular basis.
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A heist movie in the vein of Ocean's Eleven, here's the plot synopsis for The Thieves.
It's the score of their lives - if they can pull it off. Five thieves at the top of their game, and the crew is assembling for their biggest job yet. Popie's the muscle and brains, Pepsee's the safecracker. Yenicall climbs walls, Zampano is the strategy man, and Chewingum is the master of disguise. But this new score — it's hot. Maybe too hot. But who can resist the Tear of The Sun: a 318-carat diamond, worth 20 million dollars, and locked away in a casino. The vault is impenetrable, the location covered in cops, and everyone knows there's no honor among thieves - especially not the crew Macao Park, Popie's old partner, has forced their team to work with. As they gear up and stroll into the casino with a plan, skills, and a whole lot of nerve, they quickly learn that avoiding the cops may not be their toughest problem. What's Macao Park's real motive? Who will betray them all? And who will walk away with the diamond?
Next Showing: The Thieves
is currently in limited release