Main Plot Points:
- Abandoned by his mother shortly after immigrating to America, Gon is raised by the mafia and grows up to become a cold-blooded hitman. While on a job, Gon makes the 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. The trouble is, he falls in love with her.
What We Thought:
- No Tears for the Dead is yet another solid Asian crime drama.
- I’m telling you, some of the best gangster/crime/urban films are coming out of Asia. Look for Hollywood to start remaking them.
- This has some great fight sequences. The cover art mentions it could rival The Raid 2, I wouldn’t go that far, but it does have some memorable scenes.
- It reminded me of films like New World, Friend, and On The Job. There’s plenty of story between action scenes unlike some of the period epics which I only watch for the battles and fights.
- This opens with good action, explains what happens to the lead because of that violence and has an easy to follow story.
- The best action scene might be the final fight, but the shootout in between buildings was solid as well. I like the mix of hand to hand and gun fights these films do.
- If you are a fan of these films, definitely check out No Tears for the Dead. I liked it and it shows me why some of the best crime dramas continue to come out of Korea and Asia.
- Making Of
Notable Cast & Crew:
- Jang Dong-Gun
- Kim Min-Hee
- Director Lee Jeong-Beom
Recommended if You Like:
- The Man From Nowhere
- The Target
- Asian Crime Dramas