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Tuesday, August 23, 2011

The Man From NoWhere (Ajeossi) by Jeong-beom Lee, 2010

with Bin Won, Sae-Ron Kim, Hyo-seo Kim

This hard-hitting tale of revenge stars Bin Won as Tae-Sik, a former special agent living a bitter and lonely life following his wife's tragic death. When a young girl (Sae-Ron Kim) he befriends is kidnapped by a vicious drug gang, Tae-Sik rushes to her aid. Bloodthirsty and hell-bent on justice -- particularly after being framed by the gang -- he takes the law into his own hands, infiltrating the ring and systematically wiping out its members.

I would never have watched it, ever. A Korean film, what looks like a violent action movie, over stylized matrix type... Well, I actually like Korean culture, but I don't know how I came across it, except that it was in the recommendations of Netflix. So thank you Netflix. Beautiful, unusual editing, very rhythmic, and the cinematography has something very stylized, but in the good sense of it, the choreography is perfect, from close ups to wide shots, and the emotion is there. The main actor is really good, and quite fascinating. It is strikingly realistic, even after having watched several movies on the theme, from Dirty Pretty Things about London's trafficking, Tell Tale in the US and Inhale in Mexico. And terribly depressing.


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