Release Date: TBA (2009)
The well-known Vietnamese-born, French director Tran Anh Hung plans to make a splash after an 8 years hiatus with the English-language movie “I Come with the Rain,” which features an all-star, muti-cultural, hot looking cast of John Harnett, Lee Byung-hun, Shawn Yue, and Takuya Kimura.
Tran Anh Hung was born in Da Nang, VietNam and left the country when he was 12. In 1993, his movie “Scent of the Green Papay/Mui Du Du Xanh” was nominated for an Oscar. He soon followed with “Cyclo/Xich Lo” which features Tony Leung, which also won a top prize at the Venice Film Festival. Finally, before the hiatus, he directed what considered to be the third of his Vietnam trilogy “The Vertical Ray of the Sun/Mua He Chieu Thang” “I Come with the Rain,” besides having an all-star cast, will also feature his wife, Tran Nu Yen Khe who is present in every single one of his work so far.
The movie is about an ex-Los Angles cop Kline (Harnett) who travels to Hong Kong looking for a missing son of a Chinese billionaire named Shitao (Kimura). Kline collaborated with a local cop (Yue) and it leads him to the gangster Dongpo (Lee) and his wife (Tran). The movie was scheduled to release in 2008, but it seems that it has been pushed back to 2009.
It seems that if you are an Asian drama addict, the Asian cast will be very familiar to you
Tran Nu Yen Khe is present in all her husband’s work. And it happens that I own all three DVDs directed by Tran Anh Hung. She has the charm of a typical Vietnamese woman and a simplistic,quiet beauty. I first saw her in “The Scent of the Green Papaya/Mui Du Du” where she hardly spoke at all, well actually there was little to no dialogue in that movie but it was beautifully filmed and great storyline. Who knew so little can be said with not much being said. Even though “Cyclo/Xich Lo” won several awards and it starred the talented Tony Leung, I really didn’t neither enjoy it nor Tran Anh Hung’s last work “Vertical Ray of the Sun.” I have to say he has great filmography and lighting technique and obviously there is more to his movies than I can ever understand, but I am definitely looking forward to this one just because of all the beautiful men being featured.
Takuya Kimura started out with Japanese dramas. I loved and adored him since his role in the drama “Love Generations.” He also starred in the “Long Vacation,” a drama classic. I always knew he had looks and talent. His first feature was in “2046” in 2005 with Tony Leung. “I Come with the Rain” will be his first English-language movie. LOVE HIM!
Lee Byung Hun, another drama God, who starred in the series “All In,” another drama classic.
Shawn Yue, a Hong Kong singer turned actor branded as the next Nicholas Tse. He has been in many movies like “Initial D” with Jay Chou and “Infernal Affairs III.” Somewhere in my old PC is still is first music video and CD. Just gorgeously bad-ass looking.
Sources and pictures from: BeyondHollywood.com