You've seen the story before in The Professional or Man on Fire. This film is no different. April 20 doesn't cause car accidents Filmmakers demonstrate jaw-dropping empathy in Us and Them, a documentary about homelessness in Victoria B.
They are built up and they do deliver. Get over it and you will end up experiencing a Dynamic movie you otherwise would not have watched. Part 1: I was tired of main characters dying in Korean movies but this one doesn't. A stand out shot is when Cha Tae-Sik jumps out of a window two or three stories up, rolls over, and continues running all seemingly in one take.
The acting is all top- notch, and not for one moment did any performance or dialogue take me out of the atmosphere of the movie. Of course some elements and little pieces of plot are borrowed, but that is not quite so as the movie at it's on right, stands strongly as an original masterpiece.
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So when she is taken away, he fights with all his might and wit because he cannot possibly handle the loss of his only beloved friend. And I was right about something else -- this version is still better.
For some, there will be an added plus as well. Simply wow. There are also some wacky characters just like they appear somewhat frequently in east Asian productions but I think they fit in quite nicely despite the otherwise very serious tone. But I am getting addicted to this korean thrillers. It is Won Bin in "Man from nowhere" after he cut his hair in the middle of the movie.
And most of all, I liked this movie because it was a happy-ending. Watch the trailer for The Man From Nowhere. But this will always be the one to watch. Overall, it was a thoroughly satisfying movie and I'm glad I chose it. Won Bin has made several breakthroughs in his acting career that started back in 1997.DVD Extras - The Man From Nowhere - Making of
More from Shukiaika. Very violent, and at times disturbing.
So-Mi's capture and her mom's demise moves the plot forward with Cha having to rely on skills from his past to reclaim the only life of normalcy he knows, as he goes on a one man rampage trying to piece together how deep the rabbit hole of villainy goes, while on the chase by both the cops, led by Detective Kim Chi-Gon Kim Tae-Hun and the villains all out to put a stop to his series of destruction to their business.
Charles Bronson has nothing on him.
Several of his earlier roles show him with this harder, tougher style. I love his hair from The Man From Nowhere. Shades of Shane 1953 and Man on Fire 1987 in terms of story but this South Korean actioner has immaculate productions values and absorbing pace to maintain interest from beginning to end.