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The Man from Nowhere (2010) More at IMDbPro »Ajeossi (original title)

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The Man from Nowhere -- A former special agent befriends a young girl who is kidnapped by a vicious drug gang. Hell-bent on justice, he takes the law into his own hands, infiltrating the ring and systematically wiping out its members.
The Man from Nowhere -- An ex-con is lured back into the drug trade.


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Release Date:
5 August 2010 (South Korea) See more »
Nothing to lose, nothing to compromise See more »
A quiet pawnshop keeper with a violent past takes on a drug- and organ trafficking ring in hope of saving the child who is his only friend. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
8 wins & 12 nominations See more »
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  (in credits order)

Bin Won ... Cha Tae-sik

Sae-ron Kim ... Jeong So-mi

Tae-hoon Kim ... Kim Chi-gon
Hee-won Kim ... Man-seok
Seong-oh Kim ... Jong-seok
Jong-pil Lee ... Detective No

Thanayong Wongtrakul ... Ramrowan
Hyo-seo Kim ... Hyo-jeong

Young-chang Song ... Oh Myung-gyu
Su-ryun Baek ... Old Woman (as Soo-ryeon Baek)
Kyeong-eup Nam ... Section Chief
Do-won Jeong ... Detective Park (as Jeong Do-won)
Do Won Kwak ... Detective Kim
Seok-hyeon Jo ... Moon Dal-seo
Sang-Kyeong Son ... Bear
Jae-won Lee ... Kim Do-chi
Min-ho Hwang ... Nam Seong-sik
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
So-hee Hong ... Kim Yeon-soo

Directed by
Jeong-beom Lee 
Writing credits
Jeong-beom Lee (written by)

Produced by
Katharine Kim .... executive producer
Tae-hun Lee .... executive producer
Tae-hun Lee .... producer
Original Music by
Hyun-jung Shim 
Cinematography by
Tae-yoon Lee 
Film Editing by
Sang-beom Kim 
Production Design by
Hong-sam Yang 
Costume Design by
Ju-hee Jang 
Makeup Department
Hyun-kyu Hwang .... makeup artist
Hee Eun Lee .... special makeup effects artist
Sound Department
Suk-won Kim .... sound
Montabord .... production sound mixer
Sang-june Yi .... sound recordist
Visual Effects by
Kiyoung Jung .... pipeline technical director
Sang Hyun Jung .... digital compositor (2010)
Sung-jin Jung .... visual effects supervisor
Tae-ui Kim .... visual effects supervisor
Il Hwan Na .... art supervisor
Jung-ryul Park .... visual effects
Min Jung Shin .... digital compositor
Camera and Electrical Department
Chol-o Lee .... lighting technician

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Ajeossi" - South Korea (original title)
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Rated R for strong bloody violence, pervasive language, drug content and brief nudity
119 min
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Australia:MA | Canada:18A (Manitoba) | Canada:14A (Ontario) | Canada:13+ (Quebec) | France:-16 (DVD rating) | Germany:18 | Hong Kong:III | Ireland:18 (DVD rating) | Japan:R15+ | Netherlands:16 | New Zealand:R18 | Singapore:NC-16 | South Korea:18 | UK:18 | USA:R (certificate #46605)

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kim myung-min was originally casting for the role of tae-sik.See more »
Jeong So-mi:Mister? I embarrass you too, right? That's why you ignored me? It's okay. My teacher and all the kids do that too. Mom said that if I get lost, I should forget our address and phone number. She gets drunk and says we should die. Even though that pig called me a bum... you're meaner. But I don't hate you. Because if I do, I won't have anyone I like. Thinking about it hurts me here. So I won't hate you.See more »
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120 out of 132 people found the following review useful.
Wow, 15 March 2011
Author: MovieSonic from United Kingdom

Simply wow.

A lot of people are put off by foreign language films and I hope those people don't let that stop them from watching this.

It has all the panache of a typical Hollywood film and I have to disagree with some comments that the back-story aspect is lacking compared with the action; my exact thoughts when watching this film were along the lines of "I cannot believe how genuine the character development is". The bond between the two main characters is extremely believable (huge props to the actress who played the young kid). I thought the fact that the film wasn't edited down to the hour-and-half standard probably gave them more room to develop and for an action film, there was much more intelligence than I was expecting to the story.

One of the best films I have seen in a long time.


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