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Nowhere to Hide (1999)
"Injeong sajeong bol geot eobtda" (original title)

R  |   |  Action, Comedy, Crime  |  31 July 1999 (South Korea)
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Detective Woo
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Chang Sungmin
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Juyon
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Jae-mo Ahn
Yong-gu Do
Ju-bong Gi
Yong-ua Kwon
Hae-eun Lee
Won-jong Lee
Sang-Myeon Park
Seung-ho Park
Cheal-jong Shim
Young-chang Song
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A chase film in which cops try to catch a master of disguise. This is a film as much about the joy of filmmaking as it is about a deadly pursuit. Written by NDNF

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Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »
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31 July 1999 (South Korea)  »

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$6,100 (USA) (29 December 2000)

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$22,007 (USA) (5 January 2001)
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Detective Woo: I'm not a minister or a preacher, right? Those guys say nice things, but I start and end with a fuck.
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Original and fresh direction and telling of the the age-old cops & robbers stories...
4 February 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This film is not an obvious one for everyone. To quote the main star "You don't think this is your normal cops & robber film do you?". The story follows primarily the chase between a clever and elusive gangster, charged with murder, and a very unorthodox detective.

The setting is South Korea, home of the best cinema in the world this decade, and the race is taken against a backdrop of mixed directorial styles such that it overtakes the story, although this is no bad thing. The direction blends together styles that Tarantino I'm sure would be jealous of, as it puts his effort in the same vein (kill bill) to shame.

This shouldn't be though to forget the acting with the lead role of Detectie Woo being a great charismatic character even with all his faults.

If you want to watch a strong movie with style and originality. Then this is it. Engaging and interesting, and very very modern, will be a seminal movie for the genre in years to come.


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