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Nowhere to Hide, (Korean title, Injeong sajeong bol geot eobtda) is a 1999 South Korean film, directed by Myung Se-Lee. Motto: Broadly bring benefit to humanity [citation needed] Anthem: Aegukga Capital (and largest city) Seoul Korean Government Republic  - President Roh Moo-hyun  - Prime Minister Han Myung-sook Establishment    - Gojoseon October 3, 2333 BCEa   - Republic declared March 1, 1919 (de jure)   - Liberation August 15, 1945   - First Republic August 15, 1948   - [Nations...

Nowhere to Hide was marketed as the Korean answer to Hard Boiled, but the similarites are only slight in that both are cop films made in the far east. Hardboiled crime fiction is a uniquely American style pioneered by Dashiell Hammett, refined by Raymond Chandler, and endlessly imitated since by writers such as Mickey Spillane. ...

The film is set in Inchon in South Korea. The plot of the film is simple, almost formulaic. A murder is committed in the opening reel, and the cops search for the killer. We are shown the comradeship of the cops, and the aggressive, underhand methods they use to hunt their man. An old lover of the killer provides the link to the wanted man. Incheon Metropolitan City is a metropolitan city and major seaport on the west coast of South Korea, near Seoul. ...

Opening up in monochrome but with occasional flashes of colour, the first action scene is a disorientating strobelike affair. We revert to colour for the rest of the film, but there are still enough imaginative uses of montage, slow motion and wipes.

Additionally, there are Tarantino-esque homages to past movie greats throughout the film. The opening stabbing on the 40 steps carries an obvious homage to Battleship Potemkin, and there are also nods to films such as Taxi Driver, A Clockwork Orange and Eat Drink Man Woman. Mention must also be made of the use of Sunrise by The Bee Gees on the soundtrack. Quentin Jerome Tarantino (born March 27, 1963) is an American film director, actor, and Oscar-winning screenwriter. ... For the battleship, see Russian battleship Potemkin article Броненосец Потемкин (1925) (variously Bronenosec Potemkin, Battleship Potemkin, Battleship Potyomkin and The Battleship Potemkin) is a 1925 silent film directed by Sergei Eisenstein. ... Taxi Driver is a 1976 American motion picture drama directed by Martin Scorsese. ... This article describes the novel by Anthony Burgess. ... Eat Drink Man Woman (Traditional Chinese: 飲食男女; Simplified Chinese: 饮食男女; Pinyin: yǐn shí nán nÇš) is a film directed by Ang Lee and stars Sihung Lung, Yu-wen Wang, Chien-lien Wu, Kuei-mei Yang. ... The Rayleigh effect, seconds before sunrise in New Zealand Sunrise, also called sunup in some American English dialects, is the time at which the first part of the Sun appears above the horizon in the east. ... The Bee Gees: Maurice, Barry and Robin The Bee Gees were a British and Australian band, originally a pop singer-songwriter combination, reborn as funk and disco. ...

Joong Hoon Park stars as the obsessive Dectective Woo, a cross between Harry Callahan and Little Bill Daggett. Woo retains enough charisma however to remain sympathetic even when he is beating up suspects. There are plenty of fight scenes in the film but no martial arts. Jang Dong-gun won the best supporting actor at the Blue Dragon awards for his role as Detective Kim. Harry Morey Callahan (October 22, 1912– March 15, 1999) was an American photographer who is considered one of the great innovators of modern American photography. ... Jang Dong-gun (born March 7, 1972) is a South Korean actor and musician. ...

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Nowhere to Hide (KOREA 1999) (684 words)
That's until Lee Myung-sae entered the arena with Nowhere To Hide, and it became the fourth most watched film of the year in Korea.
Nowhere To Hide shows what other action movies are afraid to: real life.
Nowhere To Hide criticizes the stereotypical action character and, in a way, even the audience.
Chicago Reader Movie Review (1059 words)
Nowhere to Hide, a South Korean film opening this weekend at the Music Box, takes the strategy further than anything I've seen recently, mapping the intersections between action cinema and the avant-garde.
In Nowhere to Hide the quicksilver action is often interrupted by brief bursts of slow motion, total stillness, or even drawings of the characters.
Nowhere to Hide may not be devoid of substance, but beneath the virtuoso finish it's rotten to the core.
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