THE LAST GODFATHER Now Playing in America
The famous South Korean comedian and film director Shim Hyung-rae (DRAGON WARS) returns with his latest Hollywood film, this time a comedy. Shim’s THE LAST GODFATHER (라스트 갓파더, 2010), co-starring Harvey Keitel (TAXI DRIVER, RESERVOIR DOGS), Jason Mewes (CLERKS, JAY AND SILENT BOB STRIKE BACK) and Blake Clark (THE WATERBOY). The film is now playing in cinemas across the United States… check lastgodfathertheaters.blogspot.com for theater listings.
In 1951, Don Carini (Harvey Keitel), the mafia’s most powerful godfather, gathers his followers to announce the heir to the family. Each expects to be crowned the next Don, but they hear a shocking story from Don Carini. During his travels in Asia, he fell in love with an Korean woman who bore him a son. His now adult lovechild Young-gu (Shim Hyung-rae), who seems mentally impaired, is anointed the next boss.
Young-gu keeps disappointing everyone by behaving strangely, but finally manages to win the hearts of the gang. But Bonfante (Jon Polito), the betrayer in the outfit, wants Young-gu and the aging Don out, and with his minions, relentlessly tries to sabotage Young-gu’s training and take out the boss. Will Young-gu overcome each obstacle and rise to become the next godfather and lead his new “family?”
CJ Entertainment presents a YoungGu Art Production, a film by Shim Hyung-rae, starring Harvey Keitel, Shim Hyung-rae, Michael Rispoli, Jason Mewes, Jocelin Donahue and Jon Polito. Casting by Christine Sheaks, Music by John Lissauer, Costume Design by Graciela Mazon, Edited by Jeff Freeman, A.C.E., Production Design by Cecilia Montiel, Cinematography by Mark Irwin, C.S.C., A.S.C. Co-producers are Kwang Yeon Won and Lorenzo O’Brien; Co-Executive Producers are Katherine Kim and Joon H. Choi; Executive Producer is Miky Lee. Produced by Sung Ho Choi, Dooho Choi and Sang-Moo Lee. Written by Shim Hyung-rae. Directed by Shim Hyung-rae.
Opening Date: April 1, 2011
For more information on THE LAST GODFATHER please see the earlier coverage here on SciFi Japan: