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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 »
NewsDesk:
(18 articles)
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User Reviews:
Another adrenaline rush explosive thriller from the koreans 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 | USA:119 min
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Trivia:
The phone Cha Tae-Sik uses is a Samsung A900M.See more »
Quotes:
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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48 out of 54 people found the following review useful.
Another adrenaline rush explosive thriller from the koreans, 9 February 2011
Author: frasif00 from Bangladesh

Korean thriller makers are making a splendid job now-a-days, they have even succeeded the Hollywood thriller makers in this specific genre..The Man from Nowhere' is a perfect example of this. Anyone might think this is a mix of 'Leon:The Professional' and 'Man on Fire' where a highly trained but troubled person tries to protect a child, but this movie is more than that.There are many short but strong stories nicely fabricated that will keep You watching the total movie in a rush! Now come to the story. A mystery man with no past links suddenly becomes involved in a drug transport because of a child being kidnapped and unfortunately that child was the only link of him to the outerworld .So had to comeout from his own hideout and save the girl and find out the persons behind it. He has to defy the police as they are after it too, at a point the sad past life comes to daylight and it was well understood about his strange behavior of everything. This rouge so renegades the force and takes the action by his own. The stylish BOURNE looking action scenes specially needs to be appreciated.But I m not giving it the highest rating only its lacking of showing the touchy emotions in the best way..it was excess .Silence play a better role than words in some situations, it needed that. But the overall movie was simply sublime.reasonable violence was shown here..it was logical. Some funny characters and parts are nicely putted into, that enhanced the color and variety of the movie. But I am getting addicted to this korean thrillers." Memories of a murder', "Joint security Area', Vengeance trilogy( including OLDBOY), Infernal Affairs trilogy, 'The Chaser','Thirst','The Bittersweetness of Life', 'I Saw The Devil'..the serial is getting longer and longer..keep it up !!

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