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Nowhere to Hide (1999)

Injeong sajeong bol geot eobtda (original title)
A team of police hunt down a villain.



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Credited cast:
Chang Sungmin (as Sung-kee Ahn)
Detective Kim
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jae-mo Ahn
Yong-gu Do
Ju-bong Gi
Yong-ua Kwon
Hae-eun Lee
Sang-Myeon Park
Seung-ho Park
Cheal-jong Shim


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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »




Release Date:

31 July 1999 (South Korea)  »

Also Known As:

Nowhere to Hide  »


Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,100, 25 December 2000, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$22,007, 7 January 2001
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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Detective Woo: You have the right to have a lawyer and the right to remain silent. And I can't remember the rest, fuck.
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Cinematography at its best
17 March 2005 | by See all my reviews

When I saw the rating this movie received here, I was disappointed. Admitted, there's no plot worth talking about, but technically, this movie just swept me off my feet. The editing, the use of music and the camera-work are simply incredible. Every frame fits perfectly. Also, the humorous approach this movie takes to its fight scenes is something out of the ordinary. Two men fighting on a rooftop, they go into a clinch, no-one seems to be able to wrestle the other one down, so they stumble around like this, and just when you think, "this looks almost like a dance", presto, the music changes to a waltz. In the next shot, we see the two men hitting each other with things lying around, but we only see their shadows, just like in the Indonesian shadow puppet theater. This movie challenges its viewer to break up with the habitual way of perceiving action in film, maybe some folks don't like that.

As Sean Choi put it in his comment: All style, no substance? yes, but what style!

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