The movie "The Man From Nowhere
" started showing in theaters in Korea on August 4th. This is the first project where Won Bin
is the one main star. No equally-ranked co-star to share the limelight with.
Currently, the Korean box offices are being dominated by Leonardo DiCaprio's hit "Inception" and the Angelina Jolie-starring "Salt" with each bringing in 3 million and 1.5 million viewers, respectively. "The Man From Nowhere
" received favorable reviews after the media screening so all eyes are on the domestic flick to see if it an tackle out the two international blockbusters. Especially so because another popular Korean movie, "Moss"
, failed to maintain its top status against them.
Reviews included "this is breaking new ground for action movies", "Won Bin
is showing a new never-before-seen transformation", "the best example of Won Bin
's charm and talents", and "the soundtrack is the perfect accompaniment to the well-made action scenes".
The story is about a lonely man (played by Won Bin
) who keeps to himself, away from the rest of the world. His only friend is his female next door neighbor Somi, played by Kim Sae-ron
, who requires rescuing when she's kidnapped by a crime gang. This thus leads Won Bin
's character to come out of his hermit-hole to save her.