History of film The world always follows the flow of development and constantly innovates over the years. Although the current Western film technology background, especially from Hollywood always considered a promised land, but Asia is not inferior either. Over time, representatives such as Korea, China, India and Japan have always produced and released well-invested works, from animation to live action, to meet audiences. both domestic and international.
These quality works are very diverse in all genres from horror such as A Tale of Two Sisters, martial arts action in Ip Man to the black comedy that has just won four Oscar nominations, Parasite. History also records that Asian productions have become a magnet for far-flung Western producers to remake Hollywood-style remakes.
But since the failure of The Univited made from Korea’s A Tale of Two Sisters, it has been very difficult to bring Asian culture and story to the Hollywood version. Here, let’s review 9 Asian movies that are considered to be the most difficult to adapt into a Hollywood version!
9. Mood when in love
The mood of love is a classic that combines romance with a story set in the 1960s in Hong Kong where two couples get married to live close to each other in a relocation. The plot revolves around two characters Chau Mo Van, To Le Tran, people who were betrayed by their spouses and their hurt hearts quietly fell into a passionate love affair that could neither come nor irresistible.
This is an Asian love song with beautiful but incomplete love, jealousy and regret. Vuong Gia Ve’s work has been ranked 3 times in the list of “100 most popular movies of the century” and in the “Top 100 best films of Asian cinema”.
8. The Cross Section
Mai Phuc’s Cross is a martial arts action film directed by Zhang Yimou’s romance in 2004. It is set in the Song Dynasty, when a rebel group rebelled to fight. Goong. The two martial arts officials, Kim Bo Dau and Luu Bo, were ordered to search and kill leader Phi Dao Mon within 10 days.
This is a work with eye-catching fighting scenes, the image is slightly remodeled quite detailed historical context of the Song Dynasty. The work is also a beautiful but wounded love story. The Red Cross has received a nomination in the best shooting category at the Oscars in 2005.
7. Spirited Away
The Japanese anime industry has always produced works that have a great attraction and left a mark in the hearts of viewers. In 2001, a masterpiece from studio Ghibli directed by the legendary Hayao Miyazaki, Spirited Away, was released.
The work follows the 10-year-old Chihiro Ogino and her family accidentally to a magical world. After meeting a boy named Haku, she was advised to return to the river soon. But it was too late because a witch turned her parents into pigs, leading to Chihiro’s journey in the spirit world. Spirited Away attracted a lot of attention with its beautiful visuals, thrilling storylines and the film that won the best animation award at the Oscars in 2002.
6. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
Director Ang Lee is a big name in China with a lot of quality works, among which there is also an Oscar-nominated film, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. The work was released in 2002 following the character of Li Mo Bach, a man who has lost the Luc Mien sword. In the journey to regain the sword, fate has propelled him to the love of his life, Du Tu Lien.
Initially Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon was only released in his home country of China, but the change of decision turned the work into a box office phenomenon at the time. Under the excellent direction of Lee An intelligent film has brought to the beautiful sword fighting screen, the story with the message of the price to pay for hatred, the desire for freedom is not binding, and gender equality. So far, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon is still among the highest-grossing non-English-language movies of all time.
5. Firefly grave
Studio Ghibli has always been a show of enthusiasm for quality anime productions and Firefly is no exception. This is an emotional work when it is based on the experience of author Akiyuki Nosaka in the end of World War II and also the apology that he wants to send to his sister. The story follows the young Seita and his little sister Setsuko struggling to survive between hunger and the indifference of those around them.
Separated from their parents, both of the Seita brothers then decided to leave their cold, selfish relatives even though it was a difficult decision. This is a work that has been considered by the animation historian Ernest Rister as the most humane animated film he has seen. The ending of the movie brings choking feelings to Seita and Setsuko sitting together happily with the fireflies around, and they look down on the hometown Kobe has developed and modern after the war.
4. Red lanterns hang high
The tall red lantern is a work that was released in 1991. The film has gained attention from international viewers, although there was a time when the work was screened in Chinese homeland around the time. short time.
The red lantern hung high around Tung Lien, the girl had to be a private wife for Tran Ta Thien, an old Tran family. The film is highly appreciated by international critics for both its content and its stunning visuals when cleverly capitalizing on the red color of the lantern.
Like the Lantern that hangs from the sky, the Ba Be special was banned temporarily in China but eventually brought great success. The work is a launch pad to introduce to the world cinema talented names such as Truong Quoc Vinh and Gong Loi. The story follows the character of Diep Diep in his relationship with the art of Peking Opera and his co-star Doan Tieu Lau.
The film is set from 1924 to 1977. The film is about the love of art between homosexuals, obsession and betrayal. The King of specialties is a beautiful love story in a time when Chinese society and politics are in turmoil. The work won the Palme d’Or in 1993.
2. Assassin No. 1
The No. 1 killer or the original Koroshiya Ichi is a live action adaptation of the manga of the same name in a somewhat violent way by author Hideo Yamamoto. The name killer No. 1 when released in 2001 attracted the attention of many viewers at that time with a different style of film making combined with gloomy gloomy tones filled with violent gore.
The movie revolves around Ichi a man with great martial arts whose blade is hidden in his shoes to purge other gangsters. Despite the controversy, Takashi Miike’s work is actually a work that has received a lot of attention.
Finally, it will be Akira, a cult anime based on the original manga by Katsuhiro Otomo in 1988. Akira is a cyperbunk directed by Katsuhiro Otomo’s father and immediately achieved success. not only in his home country but also in the world. Kaneda Shotaro, a car racer with his close friend Tesuo, lives in Neo-Tokyo, a city rebuilt after the end of the world. But after encountering a fleeing experimental specimen, destiny throws the two into a whirlwind of violence as the secrets gradually unfold.
The work is highly appreciated for its storyline reflecting the struggle between moral standards, the desire to break loose handbags to achieve freedom. Akira is the work that is expected to have the most remake of Hollywood, but with a style that can only be depicted well through anime drawings, it will be very difficult to come true right away.