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Korean Cinema Series: The Man from Nowhere (Jan. 12 & 27, 2012)

2012/01/16 | 879 views |  | Permalink | Source

Amid the darkness of drugs, gangs, and human exploitation, young and bubbly So-mi (Kim Sae-ron) is a ray of light. Her single mother, a dancer and heroin user, warns So-mi to stay away from their quiet, reclusive neighbor, Tae-sik (Won Bin), but to no avail; the two seem to share a special bond, both being ostracized, troubled, and judged in their own ways. When So-mi's mother becomes wrapped up in a drug deal gone wrong, she and her daughter are taken captive by a vicious gang that trades in harvested organs.

Tae-sik, haunted by his past life as a highly-trained government operative, makes it his mission to rescue his only friend, So-mi, while blurring the line between justice and vengeance. Now a fugitive wanted by the police, he must employ all of his cunning and deadly skills to track down So-mi's ruthless captors, whatever the cost.

"The Man From Nowhere" (2010), by director Lee Jeong-beom, was a huge critical and commercial success in South Korea; it combines elements of the traditional gangster flick with aspects of thriller, action, and gritty police films.

PLEASE NOTE: this film is rated R and intended for mature audiences only due to graphic violence, adult language, sexual scenes, partial nudity, and drug use. Viewer discretion is strongly advised.

Doors open at 6:00 pm for a selection of light Korean snacks. The film (119 minutes) will begin promptly at 6:30 pm. This event is part of the Korean Cultural Center's Korean Cinema Series, presenting free bi-monthly film screenings. All films are presented in Korean with English subtitles.

Date: Thursday, Jan. 12 & Friday, Jan. 27
Time: 6:30 pm (doors open at 6:00 pm)
Location: Korean Cultural Center - 2370 Massachusetts Ave. NW Washington DC 20008
RSVP: REQUIRED

UPDATE: This event is now full, and we are no longer accepting new RSVPs. Thank you for your interest and understanding. To join the our mailing list and receive announcements of upcoming events, click here.

Location: The Korean Embassy consists of three (3) buildings; KORUS House is located between the main office building and the consulate on Sheridan Circle. For a map, click here. KORUS House is at location B. For a picture of the building, click here and scroll down.

Metro: The KORUS House is about a 15 minute walk from the Dupont Circle metro station, heading northwest on Massachusetts Ave. Metrobus lines N2, N3, N4, and N6 stop nearby at Embassy Row.

Parking: Guests are welcome to park in the small lot adjacent to our building during the event, but space is very limited and first-come-first-serve. There is also some street parking in the local area.

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