An ex-special agent Cha Tae-sik lives in the shadows. His only connection to the rest of the world is a little girl, So-mi, who lives nearby. But when her mother steals drugs from the organ trafficking organization, both So-mi and her mother get kidnapped. To save his only friend and hope, his rage bursts and comes out to the world he’s been turning back on.

Austin Fantastic Film Festival, 2010

Palm Springs International Film Festival, 2011

Pusan International Film Festival, 2010

Philadelphia International Film Festival, 2010
Audience Award - Honorable Mention

New York Asian Film Festival, 2011

Hong Kong International Film Festival, 2011

Udine Far East Film Festival, 2011

Grand Bell Awards, 2010
Best Actor, Best Editing, Best Visual Effects

Box Office hit in South Korea
43 Million US $
(higher than Inception, Iron Man 2)

# 1 in South Korea in 2010 


IMDb: 7,9 from 44 122 users

Rotten Tomatoes: 100% of positive reviews

“Helmer Lee Jeong-beom shows a flair for action sequences, squeezing tension out of every fight scene choregraphed by Park Jung-ryul.”



“Won Bin in the lead role stands out as one of the most charismatic and gorgeous-looking Asian action heroes in recent memory.”



“Laced with black humor and some truly impressive action sequences, [...] The Man From Nowhere is one of those rare things: A blockbuster that became one because it deserves to be.”


Lee Jeong-beom
2010 | South Korea | Action, Thriller, Martial Arts | 119'