Movie Trailers: ASURA: THE CITY OF MADNESS Trailer (2016)
The film’s sole locale is the fictional city of Annam, which, in an apt establishing shot, recalls a dusty favela. However, with the evacuation of the city’s U.S. Army base, its shantytown is marked for re-development. Avaricious mayor Park Sun-bae (Hwang Jung-min) wants the lion’s share of profits. His rivals, of course, won’t stand for it, waging a turf war on all fronts.
Detective Han (Jung Woo-sung), who for years has been secretly doing dirty work for the corrupt mayor Park Sungbae (Hwang Jung-min), is now pressured by a ruthless prosecutor Kim Cha-in (Kwak Do-won) to cooperate in an investigation against the mayor. Feeling trapped, Han persuades his young partner Sunmo (Ju Ji-hoon) to take over his work for the mayor, but things start to get tangled in unpredictable ways. As things are getting worse, only the most evil survives in this dog-eat-dog world.