|Tae-shik and So-mi|
Among its domestic peers, I think this film is closer to A Bittersweet Life than anything else. It's plotting is simple, it's protagonist is very stoic, and it's focus is on visuals more than anything else. The Man From Nowhere lags behind as it is not as gripping. Its story, while straightforward, spins its wheels a little, and while very stylistic, it lacks the flair of its predecessors. That being said, it is well shot and the sound, while often a little too pronounced, is very effective.
|A villain gets his comeuppance|
|Korean antiheroes letting go|
If you can think of any good examples of strong men crying in Korean films, please let me know in the comments below!