Nowhere to Hide (1999)

Genres - Action, Comedy  |   Sub-Genres - Action Comedy, Action Thriller, Chase Movie, Police Detective Film  |   Release Date - Dec 22, 2000 (USA - Limited)  |   Run Time - 112 min.  |   Countries - South Korea  |   MPAA Rating - R
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Korean maverick auteur Lee Myung-Se directs this wildly exuberant, genre-crunching, police-comedy action flick. Held together with only the barest of plot elements, this film is a gleeful romp through a litany of film styles and references. Following a gangland murder in a popular Seoul shopping area, bumptious, cock-sure detective Woo ( Lee regular Park Joong Hoon) and his marginally more contemplative partner Kim (Jang Dong-gun) comb the city for the killer (former heartthrob Ahn Sung-Ki). Woo stumbles from one jaw-dropping sequence of stylized violence to another until he has his final two-fisted showdown with the killer. Nowhere to Hide was the second-highest-grossing film of 1999 in Korea and an audience favorite at the 1999 Pusan Film Festival and the 2000 Sundance Festival.

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investigation, murder, partner, police-detective