The Man from Nowhere (2010)

Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Sae-ron Kim
『アジョシ』Operating a pawn shop in a small neighborhood, Cha Tae-sik now leads a quiet life. His only connection to the rest of the world is a little girl, So-mee, who lives nearby. A heroin addict and So-mis mother, Hyo-jeong, smuggles drugs from a drug trafficking organization and entrusts Tae-sik with the product without his knowledge. When the traffickers find out about this they kidnap both Hyo-jeong and So-mi. The gang sends a number of thugs to Tae-sik's pawn shop to retrieve the stolen drugs, but is easily overpowered by Tae-sik, making his identity ambiguous. However, upon learning that the gang now has in their possession both Hyo-jeong and So-mi, Tae-sik gives the beaten gang members what they are looking for.Realizing that Tae-sik may serve better as a mule than their former thug, the brothers that lead the gang Man-sik and Jong-sik promise to release Hyo-jeong and So-mi under the condition that Tae-sik make a delivery for them. Tae-sik makes the decision to face the outside world in order to rescue So-mi. However, the delivery was part of a larger plot to eliminate a drug ring superior, Mr. Oh, and Tae-sik is arrested. At the same time, Hyo-jeongs body, with her organs harvested, is discovered in the back of the car used by Tae-sik when he made the delivery, and Tae-sik realizes that So-mis life may also be in danger. He fights off half a dozen detectives and escapes from the police station. During his escape, the police are bewildered at Tae-sik's display of power, combat techniques and agility, and further investigates his bio and finds out that he was once a black operation agent for the Korean government with numerous commendations, but dropped out from the agency after witnessing his pregnant wife being murdered in front of his eyes in connection with him by being hit by a truck while inside their car. The incident nearly drove him mad, hence he went into hiding.Realizing this, the Narcotics head contacted a weakened Tae-sik after his encounter with a highly trained assassin who backs up the brothers. Now with the knowledge that So-mee is being used by an ANT organization to secretly smuggle drugs and—in the future might be killed for organ harvesting, Tae-sik goes on a mad killing.hunting spree to locate and save So-mee, who is his only connection to a caring world.A gore battle ensues, from the ANT/Drug manufacturing location where he was able to free the remaining children and kill off the younger of the brothers, to their posh condo unit where the rest of the killing continues. Tae-sik went mad when a container that holds harvested eyes was rolled towards him, believing to be So-mees. A final stand-off with the assassin ensues, with Tae-sik winning the fight.After killing off the last hoodlum in the parking lot, Tae-sik was about to resign to his fate by shooting himself when a scared and dirty So-mee emerged from the darkness. She was saved by the assassin who took to her kindly and killed instead the surgeon accomplice - his eyes were in the container that Tae-sik saw.A police escort in the end sees Tae-sik and So-mee together in the back of the detectives car. While she sleeps. Tae-sik asks if they can be dropped off at the small convenience store - a surprise for So-mee. The owner got a shock upon seeing all the police lined up around them, and with the words: You really messed it up big time.Tae-sik pulls up a fancy backpack with a star, and fills it up with fancy school stuff, much to her delight.Tae-sik asks if he can hug her, and as they embrace, he could not stop the tears as they fell from his battered bandaged face.
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