Drug and organ trafficking? Nail art and eyeballs? Ajeossi, or in America, The Man From Nowhere, is one of my favorite films for a lot of different reasons, one of them simply being the look, feel and grit of it all. Director Jeong-beom Lee borrowed a little inspiration from the Bourne Ultimatum, 007 and Die Hard series and coupled with his own unique style as a Korean filmmaker to produce Ajeossi. In my favorite scene from the film, the main character crashes through a window and plummets to the pavement with the camera following his every move in one seamless take. I remember the first time I saw that, I had to rewind it like 20 times. Like wait whuut!?
Anyways going back to the real reason I posted: the style and color palette of the film. The little hints of streetwear fashion scattered through out. The puffy, not-so-new bomber jackets, the oversized knits, hoodies and muted colors. I wanted it all when I first watched and I still do. Check out some of the screenshots. Oh, it’s on Netflix so be sure to catch it before it leaves. What are some of your favorite movies because of it’s style?