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The Man From Nowhere (아저씨)

아저씨 (A-jeo-ssi)

Directed by Lee Jeong-beom (이정범)

Screenplay by

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119min | Release date in South Korea :

Formerly known as ""
Having once done time behind bars, CHA Tae-sik now leads a quiet life. His only connection to the rest of the world is a little girl, So-mi, who lives nearby. So-mi’s mother, Hyo-jeong, smuggles drugs for a drug trafficking organization and entrusts Tae-sik with the product. When the traffickers find out they kidnap both Hyo-jeong and So-mi. Mistaking Tae-sik for another mule, the brothers that lead the gang—Man-sik and Jong-sik—promise to release Hyo-jeong and So-mi if Tae-sik makes a delivery for them. Tae-sik makes the decision to face the outside world in order to rescue So-mi. However, the delivery was part of a larger plot to eliminate a rival drug ring leader, Mr. Oh, and Tae-sik is arrested. At the same time, Hyo-jeong’s disemboweled body is discovered, and Tae-sik realizes that So-mi’s life may also be in danger. He fights off half a dozen detectives and escapes from the police station. Now on the run, Tae-sik pursues Man-sik and Jong-sik. In the process, he discovers that their drug ring operates around kidnapped children. Stumbling upon a factory where the brothers have children’s organs removed to accommodate the drugs, Tae-sik rescues one child just before surgery and becomes enraged at the prospect So-mi may already be dead. Tae-sik prepares for a battle with Man-sik and Jong-sik, putting his own life at risk…


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CJ Entertainment (CJ엔터테인먼트)
 Paek Seung-hwan (백승환)
 Distribution department
 Lee Jeong-beom (이정범)
 Sim Bo-kyeong (심보경)
 Production department
 Cheon Rae-hoon (천래훈)
 Special effets team
 Kim Dong-young-I (김동영)
 Cinematographer B team
 Lee Tae-yoon-I (이태윤)
 Lee Cheol-oh (이철오)
 Kim Sang-beom (김상범)
 Kim Jae-beom (김재범)
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119 min 35mm Cinemascope (2.35)
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Airing dates : 2010/08/04
South Korean Box Office
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As of 2010.11.14 : 6 226 886 admissions (total)
As of 2010.11.07 : 6,225,545 admissions (total)
As of 2010.10.31 : 6,223,770 admissions (total)
As of 2010.10.24 : 6,219,512 admissions (total)
As of 2010.10.10 : 6,174,101 admissions (total)
As of 2010.10.03 : 6,103,136 admissions (total)
As of 2010.09.26 : 6,006,833 admissions (total)
As of 2010.09.19 : 5,739,486 admissions (total)
As of 2010.09.12 : 5,561,806 admissions (total)
As of 2010.09.05 : 5,150,590 admissions (total)
As of 2010.08.29 : 4,464,952 admissions (total)
As of 2010.08.22 : 3,538,041 admissions (total)
As of 2010.08.15 : 2,366,806 admissions (total)
As of 2010.08.08 : 984,677 admissions (total)
As of 2010.08.01 : 4,621 admissions (total)

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excellent movie by ilovehockey

his movie was terrific from start to finish. Although, it is clear that this film definitely took the ideas from two mainstream Hollywood movies: Taken and Man On Fire, which in turn; were taken from The Professional aka Leon, it was still a very well written movie. It combined drama, suspense, action, and thrilling sequences. Won Bin, was absolutely wonderful in this and I think he definitely played into the character to make it that much more believable. I'm not particularly a huge fan of when a movie steals an idea from another one and remakes it, but if it is done well, then I have to be well impressed. And impressed I was. The little girl in this movie, did a very fine job in making her seem like the cute and innocent girl that she was portrayed to be...but, with a little bit of spunk. A movie well worth watching. I would give it perfect marks if it were not for the fact that this was a remake. Otherwise, it was a movie that I will see many times over.

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