In focus. Suspense, Korean style 2011
The man from nowhere
  • Director: Jeong-beom Lee

    Before making his feature debut with "Cruel Winter Blues", LEE worked on "Sunshine" (2002, directed by LEE Mo-gae) as a cast member, and he was an assistant director for the short film “Stakeout: 29th “ (2001, directed by YOON Jong-seok).

Korea, South,  2010,  119 min.
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In focus. Suspense, Korean style

His only friend called him “Mister” Tae-shik is an ex-special agent whose tragic past has made him distance himself from the world. The only people he now sees are the few pawnshop customers and So-mi, the young girl who lives next door. Then one day, So-mi suddenly disappears. So-mi’s mother becomes involved in a major crime and they both get kidnapped. “Even if I find So-mi, you two are still dead.” In order to save So-mi, his one and only friend in this world, Tae-shik makes a certain arrangement with the crime mob. While So-mi is still nowhere to be found, the police begin to chase after Tae-shik. With the police and the underground mob close on his tail, Tae-shik continues his frantic search for So-mi and his hidden past slowly becomes revealed...