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The Man from Nowhere 2010

  • Lee Jeong-Beom
  • August 5, 2010
  • 119 mins
  • Korean
  • Action, Crime, Thriller
Nothing to lose, nothing to compromise.
His only friend called him 'the man from nowhere'... Taesik, a former special agent becomes a loner after losing his wife in a miserable accident and lives a bitter life running a pawnshop. He only has a few customers and a friend named Somi, a little girl next door. As Taesik spends more and more time with Somi, he gets attached to her. Then Somi is kidnapped by a gang, and as Taesik tries to save Somi by becoming deeply associated with the gang his mysterious past is revealed...


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love this..good action movie...Cha Tae is such as bad ass asian bourne

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A man seeks to recover a little girl living next door to him, who has been kidnapped by drug lords.

Let’s get the bad out of the way first; this is a cliched, over-emotional story. At some points it takes itself so seriously you almost want to laugh out loud. The plot is disturbing in a way, but you can almost feel the screenwriters desperately trying to come up with the most messed up scenario possible.

That said, when it’s not trying too hard, The Man From Nowhere is an absolute masterpiece. The action is slick & restrained but you still feel every blow. Lee makes it look easy but the level of expertise required to pull off a film like this is far and above what most Hollywood directors are capable of. It’s ironic that the emotional scenes are way over the top while the action is lean and believable.

The way the tension slowly builds to a brilliant final sequence is expertly done, and keeps the audience absolutely riveted.

The Man From Nowhere is a must-see Korean action thriller that blew me away in spite of its ropey script.


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Veramente bello!! Lui grande attore. Da non perdere.

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