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The Man From Nowhere ( 2010 ) Korean Movie ReviewAction86%Story84%Acting79%2016-01-3083%Overall ScoreReader Rating: (3 Votes)90% What is it about?
An ex-special agent Tae-sik Cha’s only connection to the rest of the world is a little girl, So-mi, who lives nearby. Her mother, Hyo-jeong smuggles drugs from a drug trafficking organization and entrusts Tae-sik with the product, without letting him know. The traffickers find out about her smuggling and kidnap both Hyo-jeong and So-mi.
The gang promises to release them if Tae-sik makes a delivery for them, however it is actually a larger plot to eliminate a rival drug ring leader. When Hyo-jeong’s disemboweled body is discovered, Tae-sik realizes that So-mi’s life may also be in danger.
Tae-sik becomes enraged at the prospect that So-mi may already be dead and prepares for a battle, putting his own life at risk.
Is it any good?
So in truth there »
Lee Byung-hun, one of the country’s most celebrated actors with roles in films like “The Good, the Bad, The Weird”, “I Saw the Devil”, “Masquerade”, etc, will be the first Korean to present an award in this year’s ceremony, which takes place on February 28, accorfing to his agency, Bh Entertainment.
Lee has been appearing in Hollywood films since 2009, when he netted the role of Storm Shadow in the film G.I. Joe: The Rise of the Cobra, and has appeared since in blockbusters as “Red 2”, “Terminator Genisys” and recently in “Misconduct”.
Probably due to the recent accusations towards the Academy for overpresentation of white artists, the organization had to take some measures towards diversity, and Lee, with his career and overall popularity in Asian audiences was an obvious choice.
It has not been revealed yet which award he will be presenting.
- Panos Kotzathanasis
Director: Kim Jee-woon
Kim Jee-woon returns to South Korea following his 2013 Arnold Schwarzeneggar English language debut The Last Stand. He reunites with his The Good, the Bad, and the Weird star Song Kang-ho (one of the country’s most recognizable faces abroad) for the 1930s period drama Secret Agent, set during the Japanese colonial era. Notable, it’s the first South Korean feature to be financed by Warner Bros. (the second Us studio to do so after Twentieth Century Fox). We can expect a visually extravagant and potentially violent venture from the provocative director, best known for native genre items like I Saw the Devil (tipped for a Us remake) and A Tale of Two Sisters.
Cast: Song Kang-ho, Gong Yoo
Production Co./Producer(s): Grimm Pictures, Warner Bros.
U.S. Distributor: Warner Bros. (international)
Release Date: Given the project’s studio backing, »
- Nicholas Bell
3 items from 2016
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