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the man from nowhere (2010)



i saw the man from nowhere (아저씨) in korea when it was released and didnt think twice about its potential to reach the states. it was just announced that it surpassed 5.7 million viewers and even attracted sixty thousand viewers just between september 17-19. and well, look what we have here, the man from nowhere has arrived to the united states! so if you are in the area, please go and watch it!

9/30: Los Angeles (CGV Cinemas)


10/8: Cerritos (Regal)
10/15: Torrance (AMC Rolling Hills 20), Garden Grove (Regal), Arcadia (AMC Santa Anita 16), Flushing (AMC Bay Terrace 6), Manhattan (AMC Empire 25), New Jersey (AMC Ridgefield Park 12), Maryland (AMC Rios 18), Seattle (Cinemark Century 16 & AMC Alderwood 16), San Jose (AMC Cupertino 16), Atlanta (AMC Discover Mills 18), Chicago (AMC Northbrook 14 & AMC Showplace Niles 12), Dallas (AMC Grapevine Mills 30), Austin (Alamo), Toronto (AMC Younge & Dundas 24)
10/29: Honolulu (Ward)
allkpop.com: In “The Man From Nowhere”, Won Bin stars as Taesik, a mysterious pawnshop owner who has secluded himself from the world after having lost his pregnant wife in a tragic accident. While the socially awkward pawnshop owner tries to live life avoiding as much human contact as possible, he is reluctantly encountered by the troubled little girl-next-door named Somi (played by child actress, Kim Sae Ron). As Somi makes her regular visits to bother Taesik, she becomes the one person in the world that can soften Taesik’s hardened heart.
this film really delivers to all audiences (& i mean 18+). for the girls, we get the irresistible won bin. for the guys, they get the heart-stopping and fast paced action. for everyone else, its the raw emotions and dark themes presented in the film. there isnt a moment of hesitation or boredom to be felt. rather than the story, i was more focused (naturally) on how it was shot. there were many camera techniques that gave it a voyeuristic feeling which lets the audience to wholly experience the action whether it is won bin shooting someone or jumping out of a window, we are all there with him. we are taken on a deeper ride into the story and unexpectedly takes a turn into a dark corner. and what we find there is something strangely haunting and unfamiliar. the camera moves with such fluidity that it is no wonder why we encounter uninhibited and boundless themes in the story. B+
check out the trailer!

3 critiques :

Syed at: October 1, 2010 at 10:08 AM said...

I actually saw the trailer for this a while ago! Totally going to hunt it down with English subs.

Raez at: October 3, 2010 at 4:20 PM said...

my dad loves cool movies like these. i will definitely recommend ;)

xx raez

Anonymous at: October 6, 2010 at 4:19 PM said...

dude i watched this last weekend and while i usually HATE gory/violent films, it was won bin who piqued my interest of course.
ugh i'm such a fangirl. haha!

- Robbin

p.s. i'm just not going to sign in to my blogger anymore because i don't remember my password, let alone my username haha

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