July 27, 2011- Movie Review – The Man from Nowhere (2010)

For these past couple of days, I’ve been watching videos with content that’s more related to “Adult” audiences.  It’s not what you think.  It’s just the kind of videos and movies where they are rated suitable for older audiences primarily for the violence inherent in the scenes. I’ll talk about other monstrosities I’ve been watching in separate posts.

Please watch the first 28 minutes and if I don’t have you watching the rest of the movie, then so be it.

*Sorry if Spoilers are possible below.

The Man from Nowhere (2010) is a Korean film, which you can watch with subtitles in full through youtube, or by downloading the torrents from your usual places.  What really touched me watching this film, is the interaction between the child “garbage” and the Protagonist “Pawnshop Ghost”.  This is a story of many complexities, but I’d rather focus on the core topics that I feel is best needed to discuss in light of the movie:

1.) The Way Society Shapes Children- How We Treat Them and How This Affects Them Upon Growing Up

2.) The Monstrosities of Drug Trafficking – from how it destroys families, children etc.

3.) The Surrealism of the Banality of Men and Women – To what extent have we allowed ourselves to be so evil, for money?

You should watch this film, because it delves so much about the important questions.  Of course, for the female fans, Won-Bin definitely is sculpted in this role.  It makes my knees shake to the point of gayness.

I question myself though, as a viewer, do the very graphic fight scenes and blood make me “numb” to not consider that these are abnormal?  I find it boggling that people would normally focus on the movie primarily to comment about knife action scenes, when the point of the movie–has more to do with society and how we’ve become evil, as a wake up call to end this.

Highly Recommended Film To Watch.  I don’t know what I can compare it to.  It’s just too good.

Critical reception via Wikipedia (For Movie Reviewers out there)

“The Man From Nowhere” triumphed at the 2010 Korean Film Awards raking up the most trophies at the annual ceremony including its main star Won Bin who won the prize for best actor. The action flick directed by Lee Jeong-beom took the awards for best actor, best new actress, best cinematography, best music, best lighting, best visual effects and best editor. The movie, also starring child actress Kim Sae-ron, has been one of the hottest movies of the year, attracting over six million moviegoers during its run on the box office for several months starting August.

– The Faceless Trader


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6 Responses to July 27, 2011- Movie Review – The Man from Nowhere (2010)

  1. JL says:

    the movie reminds me of natalie portman’s first movie … the professional 😉 watch that movie too if u have time 🙂


  2. tmac says:

    Check out “Oldboy”, another Korean flick with rave reviews. Check the ratings at imdb too. Im currently downloading it. The Man from Nowhere will be next on my “seed” list. 🙂


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