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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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Director:
Writer:
Jeong-beom Lee (written by)
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Release Date:
5 August 2010 (South Korea) See more »
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Tagline:
Nothing to lose, nothing to compromise See more »
Plot:
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 »
Awards:
5 wins & 4 nominations See more »
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User Reviews:
Violent yet touching. See more (73 total) »

Cast

  (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
Jeong Do-won ... Detective Park
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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MPAA:
Rated R for strong bloody violence, pervasive language, drug content and brief nudity
Runtime:
Korea:119 min
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2.35 : 1 See more »
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Trivia:
The phone Cha Tae-Sik uses is a Samsung A900M.See more »
Quotes:
Storekeeper:[to Tae-Sik Cha] Kids will learn from their mistakes. Parenting isn't just giving birth. She's always by herself. Bring her around more often, like the other dads. It's on me.See more »
Movie Connections:
Remade as Rocky Handsome (2014)See more »

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94 out of 110 people found the following review useful.
Violent yet touching., 23 August 2010
Author: bearofspades from Republic of Korea

This movie threatens to be a run-of-the-mill action movie, but manages to create its own identity. The sameness is how it shows most of its bad guys, and there are plenty, as one dimensionally evil. There are children who are put in harm's way, but not gratuitously--for the most part--providing the hero with a chance to be human.

It's very Korean in its thinking, which is always refreshing to me. Saying that, I was surprised by how much it reminded me of TAXI DRIVER. It's not a re-tread by any means, but it almost felt like the director was paying tribute to the earlier film in a couple of scenes. I have no idea if this is true. Most people I have talked to about this movie have never seen the other.

This is an action film and it does not disappoint on that level. Some of it is pretty brutal, but by the finale you will most likely feel that everyone gets what they deserve and, if anything, a few deserved more. This is because they manage to build characters we care about with out slowing down too much. The pacing is nicely done with properly placed comic moments as well. Some of the humor was a bit dark, which was also nice.

What surprised me was how much I cared for the main characters. The child was sweet but not overly so. I'm used to the child being inserted for sentimental or "Ahhhh" effects--like in the first RUSH HOUR--but that is mostly avoided here and it feels much more genuine over all.

There are cruel moments in the film but the film itself did not feel cruel. That is why I liked it. So often films are either mindless, or mean-spirited, and this one avoided these pit-falls.

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