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[KMovie-2010] The Man From Nowhere
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* Movie: This Man (working title) / The Man From Nowhere (International English title)
* Revised romanization: Ah.Jeo.Sshi
* Hangul: 아.저.씨
* Director: Lee Jeong-Beom
* Writer:
* Producer:
* Cinematographer:
* Release Date: August, 2010
* Runtime:
* Language: Korean
* Country: South Korea



Plot
An ex-special agent Cha Tae-Sik’s (Won Bin) only connection to the rest of the world is a little girl, So-mi, who lives nearby. So-mi’s mother, Hyo-jeong smuggles drugs from a drug trafficking organization and entrusts Tae-sik with the product, without letting him know. When the traffickers find out they kidnap both Hyo-jeong and So-mi. Mistaking Tae-sik for another mule, the brothers that lead the gang promise to release Hyo-jeong and So-mi if Tae-sik makes a delivery for them. After much consideration, Tae-sik makes the decision to face the outside world in order to rescue So-mi. At the same time, Hyo-jeong’s disemboweled body is discovered, and Tae-sik realizes that So-mi’s life may also be in danger. In the process, he discovers that their drug ring operates around kidnapped children. Stumbling upon a factory where the brothers have children’s organs removed to accommodate the drugs, Tae-sik rescues one child just before surgery and becomes enraged at the prospect So-mi may already be dead. Tae-sik prepares for a battle with Man-sik and Jong-sik, putting his own life at risk.



Notes
1. Koran title "Ah.Jeo.Sshi" means literally "Mister".
2. "Ah.Jeo.Sshi" is set to be an action-drama.
3. Filming began December, 2009.
4. Ik-jun Yang was originally cast to play a detective, but due to differences with the production staff dropped out of filming. In his place actor Kim Tae-Hun takes over his role.



Cast

* Won Bin - Cha Tae-Sik
* Kim Tae-Hun - drug task force leader
* Kim Hyo-Seo - Hyo-jeong
* Hong So-Hee - Yeon-Soo


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Kim Hyo-seo cast as Won Bin’s love interest



The female lead has been cast for Won Bin’s new movie Ajusshi [아.저.씨.], and it’s relative fresh face Kim Hyo-seo.

Ajusshi is the second film for director Lee Jung-beom, whose first was 2006’s Cruel Winter Blues, a “Korean-style noir” with Sol Kyung-gu and Jo Han-seon. Ajusshi garnered attention the moment Won Bin signed on, and interest grew with the casting of Yang Ik-joon, who drew a lot of notice for his 2008 film Breathless.

Kim Hyo-seo plays a nightclub dancer with a seven-year-old daughter who is the sole person able to open the heart of Won Bin’s lonely character, who has cut himself off from the rest of society. He is described as having “the instincts of a wild animal” and gives up everything for her in this action film.

Kim has had a number of roles in dramas and films like Style, You’re My Destiny and 2009 Hometown of Legends, but she is still a relative unknown. She has already landed her first leading role in the film Song of the Wind, but that movie has not yet been released. Ajusshi is aiming for a summer release, and will begin filming at the end of December.

Via Munhwa Journal 21, TV Report

Source :
http://www.dramabeans.com/2009/11/kim-hyo-seo-cast-as-won-bins-love-interest/


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With his successful comeback film (the thriller Mother) still fresh in our minds, the actor has announced his next project: a movie called Ajusshi [아.저.씨], which is the term adult men start being called as they hit their thirties and beyond (although the typical connotation of an ajusshi tends to be the conventional middle-aged man).

He plays a “lonely man who lives as though he’s cut off from the world,” having willingly rejected society. As he meets with a unique woman who opens his heart, the character promises to show a “deep, internal” style to Won Bin’s acting. His co-star has not yet been cast.

Won Bin is still promoting Mother abroad, and will travel to Japan mid-month in time for its premiere there. Ajusshi will enter filming at the end of this year and will aim for a summer 2010 release
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Source : http://www.dramabeans.com/2009/10/won-bin-is-an-ajusshi-for-his-next-film-role/

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hopefully this movie wlil succeed like his movie...Mother
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I agree with you ungumuda...WB's a very good actor and the story plot seems interesting..I'm sure this movie will click!..
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The trailer: The young girl is his neighbor and starts by asking, “Ajusshi, are you really a gangster?” He asks the girl if he looks like a bad person to her, and she answers with a little laugh, “It’s just that it seems like jail would suit you.” The onscreen title reads, “They shouldn’t have messed with him” as he launches into a series of violent fights, and then adds, “His one and only friend… called him ajusshi.” Hence the significance of the title. As the trailer closes, he says, “Even if I find her… you two are dead.”

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Loved the trailer.. can't wait to see this movie..

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Looks good. Won Bin looks good!!
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WHY have they cut off half of Won Bin's face in the poster? It really bugs me!
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whoa.won bin is so cool! i'll watch this because of him.lol.
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Press conference for film "The Man From Nowhere"



Korean actor Won Bin at a press conference for film "The Man From Nowhere" held at Seoul's Apkujung CGV multiplex on July 8, 2010. [photographed by Lee Jin-hyuk/10Asia]

The saying 'actions speak louder than words' could work as a tagline for Korean actor Won Bin, who used frequent and fancy action movements to deliver the emotions of his title character Tae-shik in the film "The Man From Nowhere".

At the film's press conference held Thursday morning at Seoul's Apkujung CGV multiplex, several promotional videos as well as behind-the-scenes footage and interviews revealed that the lanky actor spent a considerable amount of time on the screen running, jumping, punching, firing gunshots and throwing axes at bad guys.

However, as explained by Won Bin and director Lee Jeong-beom during a Q&A session, all that action is the way in which the quiet and reclusive Tae-shik, a former special agent who runs a pawn shop and befriends the young girl next door, expresses his emotions.

When the girl, his only connection to the outside world, gets kidnapped by the mob as hostage to her mother's involvement in a crime, Tae-shik has no choice but to come out from hiding and fight the criminals in order to save her life.

Lee said that "action is not just action" in the pic, meaning the actions serve as Tae-shik's words and contains his emotions. "Tae-shik is a man of very few words and I thought that he could also use his body to speak his mind. And I wanted the action to seem more than action and rather be heard as his words".

"The film is an action drama, so action is very important and takes up a lot in the movie", remarked Won Bin. "But my biggest concern was how to deliver Tae-shik's emotions to the audience -- how this one man gives up everything he has in order to save the little girl -- and I worried about that more than about the action scenes".

But in all honesty, Won is not an obvious choice for an action film as he has long been known for his pretty looks and for having a certain vulnerability about him. In his previous films, the actor had played 'soft' characters who were adored and cared for by his brother ("Taegukgi: The Brotherhood of War") or mother ("Mother - 2009").

Lee however, thought this would work in his favor. "From what has been exposed in the media, he has an image as someone who is weak, vulnerable and delicate. I thought that image could work as an advantage in this film for when his character builds an emotional connection with the young girl".

Lee added that he cast child actress Kim Sae-ron for the role of So-mi, the girl next door, after seeing her in the critically acclaimed film "A Brand New Life", which was released last year and shown at many international film festivals.

The young actress, praised by Lee and Won for her acting as well as her mature demeanor, described her co-star as "a caring person" but drew a laughter when she said she did not know who he was when she first got the job.

"The Man From Nowhere" opens in Korea on August 5.








Won Bin, "I thought I was going to die"



While filming "The Man From Nowhere", Won Bin thought he could die.

He filmed action scenes with a wire, and he felt it was dangerous. He also had fighting scenes with knives, and he had to be careful.

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Won Bin’s “The Man From Nowhere” premiere is star-studded event




One of the this year most anticipated movie, “Ajuhssi” aka “ The Man from Nowhere” premiered today at Seoul CGV.

Its main star, Won Bin and child actress Kim Sae Ron attended the VIP premiere alongside fellow stars Yoon Eun Hye, Eugene, Lee Sun Gyun, Song Joong Ki, Hyun Ju Ni, Jin Goo, Kim Kang Woo, Im Chang Jung etc.

The Man From Nowhere will open in theaters August 5








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Can Won Bin Take On DiCaprio and Jolie?

The movie "The Man From Nowhere" started showing in theaters in Korea on August 4th. This is the first project where Won Bin is the one main star. No equally-ranked co-star to share the limelight with.

Currently, the Korean box offices are being dominated by Leonardo DiCaprio's hit "Inception" and the Angelina Jolie-starring "Salt" with each bringing in 3 million and 1.5 million viewers, respectively. "The Man From Nowhere" received favorable reviews after the media screening so all eyes are on the domestic flick to see if it an tackle out the two international blockbusters. Especially so because another popular Korean movie, "Moss", failed to maintain its top status against them.

Reviews included "this is breaking new ground for action movies", "Won Bin is showing a new never-before-seen transformation", "the best example of Won Bin's charm and talents", and "the soundtrack is the perfect accompaniment to the well-made action scenes".

The story is about a lonely man (played by Won Bin) who keeps to himself, away from the rest of the world. His only friend is his female next door neighbor Somi, played by Kim Sae-ron, who requires rescuing when she's kidnapped by a crime gang. This thus leads Won Bin's character to come out of his hermit-hole to save her.



Wonbin Beats Out DiCaprio And Jolie




As a follow-up article regarding whether Won Bin has what it takes to take on some of Hollywood's biggest names, here's your answer :

YES. He is.

"The Man From Nowhere" started showing in theatres in Korea on August 4th, and after just one day, rose as the new number one movie. According to the Korean Film Council on August 5th, 139,999 people had gone to see the new film. This beats the 132,363 people that had gone to see "Inception" starring Leonardo DiCaprio on its second day of showing.

In third place was Angelina Jolie's "Salt" with 108,958 viewers. "Toy Story 3" also started showing on the same day as "The Man From Nowhere", but only managed to attract 107,387 viewers.



YAAAAAHHHHHHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO !!! I AM SOOOOOOOOO HAPPY FOR WON BIN OPPA... CANT WAIT TO SEE THE MOVIE... WON BIN OPPA, FIGHTING
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this looks really good
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"The Man From Nowhere" tops local box office once again



Korean action film "The Man From Nowhere" maintained its title as the most-watched movie in the country during the weekend of August 13 to 15, scoring its second win on the local box office.

According to the Korean Box Office System (KOBIS) on Monday, "Man", which opened in theaters in early August, attracted more moviegoers this weekend than the previous three-day period, selling 759,095 tickets which is an increase by 56,464 viewers.

"Man", starring Korean actor Won Bin and child actress Kim Sae-ron, is about a reclusive man named Tae-shik (Won Bin), a former special agent who runs a pawn shop and befriends So-mi (Kim), the young girl next door.

Meanwhile, new Korean thriller "I Saw the Devil", starring Hallyu star Lee Byung-hun and Choi Min-sik, entered the movie charts at No. 2 with 518,142 admissions, while Leonardo DiCaprio starrer "Inception" slipped a notch from last week to third place with 434,600 viewers.

Pixar's animated film "Toy Story 3" held onto the No. 4 spot on the chart with 290,434 tickets sold and Hollywood action pic "Salt" dropped two spots to fifth with 239,719 admissions.

Other movies on the top 10 included "Step Up 3-D", "Nanny McPhee and the Big Bang", "Ocean World 3D", "The Experiment" and "Moss".
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