After more than a decade of familiar action heroes like Lee Byung-hun
, Jung Woo-sung
, Jang Dong-gun
and even Song Kang-ho
, heart throb Won Bin
is about to get his turn. "The Man From Nowhere
" is Won Bin
's first film since "Mother - 2009"
(2009) which screened to critical acclaim at last year's Cannes. Won Bin
plays alongside child actor Kim Sae-ron
who starred in French/Korean film "A Brand New Life
" directed by Ounie Lecomte
and produced by "Poetry"
(2010) director Lee Chang-dong
The movie follows CHA Tae-sik (Won Bin
) a down and out ex special agent, who has hidden himself away from life. His only real relationship to the world is through a little girl, So-mi (Kim Sae-ron
) who lives next door. The action begins when So-mi's mother who smuggles drugs embroils Tae-sik in the ensuing drama. After So-mi and her mother are kidnapped, Tae-sik must make the decision to leave his self imposed exile or become a hero.
was first seen in the TV drama Propose and came to national attention with "Autumn in my Heart
" (2000). He made his movie debut in 2001 with "Guns and talks
" (2001) and became a national star in "Taegukgi
" (2004) which became one of Korea's top box office hits of all time. He made his return to the screen after serving his mandatory military duty with "Mother - 2009"
"The Man From Nowhere
" is produced by CJ Entertainment and has a tentative release date of August.
David Oxenbridge KOFIC