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Director:
Writers:
Yun-ho Yang
Hak-ki Bang (comic book)
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Release Date:
6 August 2004 (South Korea) See more »
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Plot:
A young Korean man arrives in Japan near the end of World War II with hopes of being a fighter pilot... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
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User Reviews:
As my first Korean film, not bad See more (29 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Dong-kun Yang ... Choi Bae-dal
Aya Hirayama ... Yoko
Masaya Katô ... Kato
Tae-woo Jeong ... Chun-bae
Doo-hong Jung ... Beom-su
Seong-min Park ... Ryoma
Sachiko Kokubu ... Ryoma's Wife
Fuuma Kosaka ... Tomoya
Mayu Sonoda ... Setsu
Ji-woong Choi ... Yakuza Boss
Ha Sang-Won ... Yakuza
Han-garl Lee ... Miwa
Han-sol Lee
Hisao Maki ... Martial Arts Association Elder
Seong-hwan Koo ... Circus Clown
Won-sik Kim ... Boy
Hyeok-jae Song ... Kendo Gosu
Myeong-haeng Heo ... Judo Gosu
Shinzô Hotta ... Kato's Father (as Shinzo Hotta)
Hiroshi Fujimaki ... Youth
Miyuki Kojima ... Manager Woman
Cheol-ho Yeom ... Flight School Instructor
Seong-oh Kim ... Flight School Instructor
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

David Anselmo ... James' U.S. Army Friend (as David Joseph Anselmo)
Michael Frederick Arnold ... U.S. Army Military Police
Colin Ashton ... James
Jeong-tae Kim ... Yakuza
Kyeong-hee Kim ... Market Woman

Min-Young Park ... Harbor Woman in Kimono

Directed by
Yun-ho Yang 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Hak-ki Bang  comic book
Yun-ho Yang 

Produced by
Yong-bae Choi .... co-executive producer
Yong-il Jeong .... producer
 
Original Music by
Man-Sik Choi 
 
Cinematography by
Ok-Hyun Shin 
 
Film Editing by
Sun-duk Park 
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Sang-gi Lee .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Yann Legay .... french dubbing recorder and mixer
 
Stunts
Doo-hong Jung .... fight choreographer
 
Music Department
Samuel Potin .... score mixer (special edition)
 
Thanks
Mas Oyama .... dedicated to
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Baramui paiteo" - South Korea (original title)
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Runtime:
South Korea:120 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
The title refers to Bae Dal's dream of being a kamikaze pilot, which is translated as "divine wind."See more »
Quotes:
Chun-bae:Justice without power is empty and power without justice in only violence.See more »
Movie Connections:
Version of Karate Bullfighter (1977)See more »
Soundtrack:
Illusive ConsensusSee more »

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8 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
As my first Korean film, not bad, 27 March 2005
Author: rsuriyop from United States

To be quite honest, I didn't know anything about this film before I had purchased it. In fact, I had only bought it for two reasons. The first was that I knew it was a martial arts film and two, because it featured Masayo Kato, who appears in a few movies that I happen to like. However, by the time I had finished watching the movie, I had to admit that it exceeded my expectations for a few reasons. For instance, it had some drama, which most martial arts films tend to lack; the picture quality was superb; and above all, it was an autobiographical sketch based on a real life martial arts master.

I won't go over the story, as I'm sure that a few other people had already given it away anyway. But to those who have criticized the film on the basis that it was "boring" just because the fights were too quick and not very well choreographed, I think it's important for them to acknowledge the fact that this was based on a true story. Most fights really did end relatively quick because of Choi Bae-dal's lethal blows. In fact, it was said that most fights between him and his opponents did not last more than three minutes, while other matches ended with only single blows coming from one of Bae-dal's kicks or punches.

Needless to say, I did enjoy the film as I've already emphasized above and was glad that I saw it for another reason: because I would not have embraced Bae-dal's depicted character with the same respect that I currently have for the other great martial arts legends, the likes of which include Musashi, Bruce lee, Wong Fei Hong, et al.

8 out of 10

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