NOWHERE TO HIDE

Relentless Pursuit

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Starring: Park Joong-Hoon, Jang
Dong-Kun, Ahn Sun-Ki, & Choi
Ji-Woo

Genre: Police Thriller

Audience: Teenagers & adults

Rating: Not rated

Runtime: 100 minutes

Distributor: Lions Gate Films

Director: Lee Myung-See

Executive Producer: Kang Woo-Suk

Producer: Chung Tae-Won

Writer: Lee Myung-Se

Address Comments To:

Tom Ortenburg & Mark Urman, Co-Presidents
Lions Gate Releasing
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Content:

(Ro, B, PC, LLL, VVV, A, D, M) Mild romantic worldview with very mild moral elements about tracking down a drug lord & murderer, marred by the politically correct notion that policemen must be brutal when fighting crime & policeman consoles his partner who feels remorse about having to kill a violent criminal; 36 obscenities including some “f” words & no profanities plus policeman urinates; strong action violence (brutal rather than graphic) including two implied stabbings with some blood shown, very rough fist-fighting & wrestling, & gunfire; no sex; rear male nudity when police search a criminal; alcohol use; smoking & drug dealing implied but not really shown; and, police handle suspects roughly & criminal holds child hostage.

Summary:

In NOWHERE TO HIDE, South Korean movie star Park Joong-Hoon plays a tough police detective named Woo who relentlessly pursues a drug dealer and murderer. This stylish movie presents some insights into the rough, dangerous job of a Korean policeman, but leaves little room for ideals like mercy, gentleness or kindness.

Review:

In NOWHERE TO HIDE, South Korean movie star Park Joong-Hoon plays a tough police detective named Woo who relentlessly pursues a drug dealer and murderer. Slouching and brutish, Woo lives for his job. His young partner, Kim, a family man, puts up with this trait reluctantly, but loyally. Woo and Kim lead a team of detectives looking for a drug dealer who had his rival murdered. They terrorize a couple hoodlums to get the drug lord’s name, then focus on the man’s beautiful, bar hostess girlfriend. Their search becomes a grueling game of stakeouts and chase scenes, mostly in the rain.

Directed with a stylish flair reminiscent of the recent German movie, RUN, LOLA, RUN, this police thriller probes the back alleys and byways of South Korea and the no-nonsense psyche of its lead detective. It presents some insights into the rough, dangerous job of a Korean policeman, but leaves little room for ideals like mercy, gentleness or kindness. Many viewers probably will be confused by parts of the beginning of the movie. The violence is rough and brutal rather than bloody or deadly. There are also some strong obscenities.

In Brief:

In NOWHERE TO HIDE, South Korean movie star Park Joong-Hoon plays a tough police detective named Woo who relentlessly pursues a drug dealer and murderer. Slouching and brutish, Woo lives for his job. His young partner, Kim, a family man, puts up with this trait reluctantly but loyally. Woo and Kim lead a team of detectives looking for a drug dealer who had his rival murdered. They terrorize a couple hoodlums to get the drug lord’s name, then focus on the man’s beautiful, bar hostess girlfriend. Their search becomes a grueling game of stakeouts and chase scenes, mostly in the rain.

Directed with a stylish flair reminiscent of the recent German movie, RUN, LOLA, RUN, this police thriller probes the back alleys and byways of South Korea and the no-nonsense psyche of its lead detective. It presents some insights into the rough, dangerous job of a Korean policeman, but leaves little room for ideals like mercy, gentleness or kindness. Many viewers probably will be confused by parts of the beginning of the movie. The violence is rough and brutal rather than bloody or deadly. There are also plenty of obscenities in the subtitles