If you’ve never seen writer/director Charlie Nguyen’s 2007 martial arts flick “The Rebel”, you really should give it a try. It’s a damn fine action movie starring Nguyen’s brother Johnny Nguyen, Veronica Ngo, and Dustin Nguyen (no relation to Charlie or Johnny). Dustin’s moved on to bigger and better things, directing and starring in the very cool looking “Once Upon a Time in Vietnam”, while the Nguyen brothers have re-team on “Chinatown”, a gang film that, from the looks of the trailer, promises plenty of melodrama and action.
As for the plot of “Chinatown”, the whole thing apparently concerns a gang war in Saigon’s Chinatown between two rival factions during a 24-hour period. The film’s Facebook Page probably has more on the plot, though of course it would help if you can read Vietnamese.
Besides the Nguyen brothers, the film also stars Hoang Phuc Nguyen, and Vietnam gets its first this April 19th. Unfortunately the trailer below is also in Vietnamese, but maybe you can figure it out anyway. Gangs + knives + fights in the rain = Whoa.
Via : Lee Mason