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The Man from Nowhere

A movie directed by Jeong-beom Lee

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  • Apr 4, 2011
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Ten shades of awesome. Great story -- one part THE PROFESSIONAL crossed with MAN ON FIRE -- with some dynamite fight sequences. THE MAN FROM NOWHERE has one of the best choreographed knife fights I've ever seen on film.
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April 04, 2011
agreed. I need to finish my full review on it soon. Have you seen A BITTERSWEET LIFE?
April 04, 2011
Hmm. I don't recognize the name, and I glanced quickly at your review (don't wanna spoil myself if I haven't seen it), but it looks up my alley. Is there a Region 1 release? I checked over at Amazon.com, and I see some ridiculously overpriced "region free" release. I'll put this on my list, and I'll ask if they have it at my area video store. It's a mom-and-pop but it's absolutely huge; they seemingly have everything or, at least, they've not let me down yet.  But alongside Johnnie To's VENGEANCE, THE MAN FROM NOWHERE was a great one-two bill for me.  Massive (and smart) action films don't get any better than these.
April 29, 2011
I finally posted my own review on this film and good catch on the "Man On Fire" thing! I couldn't remember where I saw that similar element for some reason.
More The Man from Nowhere reviews
review by . April 28, 2011
posted in ASIANatomy
An AWESOME Action Film That Hardly Came From
Would you like to know what was the highest-grossing film in South Korea in 2010? Made such a huge impact that it even shattered the records set by Hollywood blockbusters during that year? It was director Lee Jeong-Beom’s “The Man From Nowhere” that stars Won Bin (Mother) and was received with high critical acclaim all over Asia and Europe. This film reminded me of the many reasons why I got into Korean Cinema a few years ago and it is a wonderfully awesome action film that remembers …
review by . April 13, 2011
South Korea’s mega-popular THE MAN FROM NOWHERE was successful for very good reasons, so many that there’s no way I could touch upon all of them in a single review.  Suffice it to say that it’s an action picture whose formula is broad enough to appeal to men (once the action starts, there’s never a dull moment), women (there’s a strong through-line about caring for society’s lost children), male teens (who wouldn’t want to be as coolly quiet as the …
review by . March 01, 2011
If Kill Bill had more sophistication and class, if The Professional had a tear jerker ending... it would be The Man From Nowhere.    The story is simple, a man left with nothing enduring his solitude has no interest in caring for anyone but himself. He just so happens to be ex-special forces. Billed as Korea's top billing film of 2010 and rated R for intense violence and implied gruesome acts, it's considered a Action-Thriller. The Man …
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Director: Jeong-beom Lee
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Release Date: 5 August 2010 (South Korea)
MPAA Rating: R
Screen Writer: Jeong-beom Lee
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