If American audiences know Hyung Rae-Shim at all, it's as the guy behind the wonderfully-awful "Dragon Wars;" but he has a HUGE following in his native Korea for his prior career as a popular comic actor - he'd done dozens of films, almost always as a variation on a slapstick character named "Yonguu" (spelling varies.) Now, he's brought the Yonguu person to English-language features; this time as the hitherto-unknown Korean son of a New York mafia don (Harvey Keitel!) in "The Last Godfather."
Yes, they're really selling it on the pitch of "The Director of Dragon Wars." Awesome.