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The Man From Nowhere

Released on 11 April 2011

Featuring: Bin Won, Sae-Ron Kim & Hyo-seo Kim

Format: DVD | Rating: 18 years & over

5.0 out of 5 (11 customer reviews) | Write a review

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Scarred by his traumatic past, former special agent Tae-shik lives a life of solitude. His only contact to the outside world is his neighbour So-mi, a young schoolgirl with a troubled mother. Following a drug deal gone wrong, the innocent So-mi falls prey to Korea's ruthless, dark underworld. As Tae-shik takes on the crime mob to save his only friend, the thugs soon realize that "The Man from Nowhere" is a man to be feared...
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customer Reviews

 Average rating (11 reviews)

 Thrill a minute

| | See all Viking11's reviews (41)

Have just finished watching this great film,i just cant put it into words how good this film is,i recommend everyone to watch this,even if you dont like subtitles you will be missing out on this gem if you dont.Thanks to the other reveiws for recommending,great...

 Heartfelt AND stylish

| | See all Spartan20's reviews (24)

Action movies have grown stale in recent years. Western movies mostly plagiarise Asian movies, and Asian movies mostly just stick to archetypes established by things like The Killer, Bangkok Dangerous, Old Boy and so on. TMFN seems to do the same, at first. But then it veers away from them and becomes something all its own. This is a somewhat stylised, almost poetic take on parenthood, poverty, compassion, justice and redemption, within the framework of an abduction thriller. Tae-Shik, as a protagonist, is a quiet, solemn pillar of strength, skill and wrath. He unleashes violence with ferocious determination, and doesn't blink in the face of death, as he fights to protect the little girl that brought some light to his life. As his desperation grows, so does the devastation he causes in the criminal underworld around him; building to a climactic--and very violent--showdown that is a feast for the action fan as much as it tugs on the heartstrings (a tricky mix it pulls off well).
The Man From Nowhere is a truly remarkable thriller, surrounding a strong emotional core with the type of Asian action bliss we sometimes forget about in the sea of cheap Western knock-offs and sure-thing productions from Korea, China, Japan and Thailand alike. As a fan of Asian cinema, this is a must-see. As a fan of thrillers in general, the language/cultural barrier should not stand in your way. Go for it. 5*

 Absolutely Awesome!

| | See all Gabba1's reviews (18)

I am a big fan of asian cinema and bought this film having never heard of it before, based purely on the other reviews written here. I was not disappointed I love this film! At first I found it a little confusing and similar to Leon but the more I watched the more addicted I became it's full of suspense, plot twists, fights and subtle humour, everything you could possibly want!

 Asian Movies just get better

| | See all jumperlagi's reviews (21)

Korea make decent cars but they make superb movies and THE MAN FROM KNOWHERE is no exception.
It starts of slowly about a loner and young girl ,it has every thing a good movie should be ,a good story ,action to die for but not until the final half hour ,but some thrown in for good measure throughout the film,and yes it does pull at the heart strings .
Not to be missed

 Fabulous!

| | See all drummop's reviews (97)

This really is an outstanding piece of work! Make no mistake there's nothing new or original in it, but it's just done so well - every aspect from acting, story, fight scenes, cinematography, you just have to admire it. A little bit of humour too mixed in with the blood. Highly recomended.

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ActorsBin Won, Sae-Ron Kim & Hyo-seo Kim
DirectorJeong-beom Lee
Certificate18 years and over
Year2010
ScreenWidescreen 16:9 Anamorphic
LanguagesKorean
SubtitlesEnglish
Duration2 hours (approx)
RegionRegion 2 - Will only play on European Region 2 or multi-region DVD players.