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Nowhere to Hide (1999)

Injeong sajeong bol geot eobtda (original title)
Detective Woo is on the trail of the mysterious gangster Sungmin, a master of disguise who always manages to elude his pursuers. Eventually, the cop tracks down and confronts the master-criminal in the suburbs of a coal-mining town.

Director:

Myung-se Lee

Writer:

Myung-se Lee
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Cast

Credited cast:
Joong-Hoon Park ... Detective Woo
Sung-Ki Ahn ... Chang Sungmin (as Sung-kee Ahn)
Dong-Gun Jang ... Detective Kim
Ji-Woo Choi ... Juyon
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jae-mo Ahn Jae-mo Ahn
Yong-gu Do Yong-gu Do
Ju-bong Gi Ju-bong Gi
Jong-gu Kim Jong-gu Kim ... Restaurant owner
Yong-ua Kwon Yong-ua Kwon
Hye Eun Lee Hye Eun Lee ... (as Hae-eun Lee)
Won-jong Lee
Sang-Myeon Park Sang-Myeon Park
Seung-ho Park Seung-ho Park
Cheal-jong Shim Cheal-jong Shim
Young-chang Song
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Storyline

A chase film in which cops try to catch a master of disguise. This is a film as much about the joy of filmmaking as it is about a deadly pursuit. Written by NDNF

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Genres:

Action | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

South Korea

Language:

Korean

Release Date:

31 July 1999 (South Korea) See more »

Also Known As:

Nowhere to Hide See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,100, 24 December 2000

Gross USA:

$22,007
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Quotes

Detective Woo: I'm not a minister or a preacher, right? Those guys say nice things, but I start and end with a fuck.
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Alternate Versions

Film exists in two versions. The original Korean version has a running time of 112 minutes while the version released outside of Korea (an "international version") is roughly 12 minutes shorter, clocking at 100 minutes. See more »

Connections

References Battleship Potemkin (1925) See more »

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User Reviews

5.5?!
25 May 2000 | by MIles-11See all my reviews

That's the rating this film has received so far?! I guess this really is a love-it-or-hate-it film; but I watched it twice in two nights without the benefit of English subtitles, that should tell you something. Even without understandable dialogue it's funny, exciting, and even a bit challenging. It's nice to see a film with artistic merit that isn't afraid to be entertaining. The film's unusual fight scenes are really something to see; at times it appears that the director just let the actors fight while the camera ran, sometimes for up to a minute at a time without any cuts. I can't recommend it enough. I imagine being able to understand it could only be an improvement.


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