It’s always interesting when a director tells you not to see his film. But Tran Anh Hung told me this last month. I Come With The Rain is a moody neo-noir detective story which segues into stranger territory. It stars Josh Harnett and Elias Korteas.
There were post-production issues which saw Tran and his financiers in court. Not the most pleasant way to end what is a dream project for its director.
Originally set for release on 25th March, the film’s UK release date has shifted to the end of April and will make its debut on DVD and Blu-ray from 2nd May. You can read our review of the film here. Below we have cover art for Blu-ray and DVD, synopsis and trailer.
“I COME WITH THE RAIN is a brutal and compelling story of ex-Los Angeles cop turned private eye Kline (Hartnett), who travels to Hong Kong in search of Shitao (Kimura), the missing son of a Chinese billionaire. Enlisting Meng Zi (Yue), a friend and former colleague now working for the Hong Kong police, Kline follows a faint trail left by the ethereal Shitao. The path leads to local gangster Su Dongpo (Byung-hun) and his beautiful, drug-addicted girlfriend Lili (Tran Nu Yen Khe). But Kline is distracted from his search, haunted by memories of the serial killer Hasford (Koteas), whose ‘body of work’ was the reason Kline quit the police force…
Director Tran Anh Hung (Norwegian Wood, in cinemas 11 March) describes I COME WITH THE RAIN as “a baroque action film, a passionate thriller, both intense and poetic, haunted by three figures from the mythology of film and of the western world: serial killer, private investigator and Christ like figure. In this movie, the flesh will be both frightening and splendid”.
UK Release: 22nd April
Blu-ray/DVD Release: 2nd May