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Fighter in the Wind (2004) More at IMDbPro »Baramui Fighter (original title)


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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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Awards:
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User Reviews:
Brilliant! See more (26 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
Shinzo Hotta ... Kato's Father
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
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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
 
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 Fighter" - South Korea (original title)
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Runtime:
South Korea:120 min
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Trivia:
This movie is based on the true life story of Choi Yeong-eui (who later changed his name to Masutatsu Oyama), the founder of Kyokushin Karate. Choi was born in South Korea in 1923, immigrated to Japan in 1938, and founded the Kyokushin Karate organization in 1953. Currently, Kyokushin Karate is practiced by more than 12 million practitioners in over 120 countries around the world.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:
BalamSee more »

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12 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
Brilliant!, 22 October 2005
Author: john_ritson3 from China

I believe that this is one of the best movies to come out Korea in along time. It has got heart and soul and you can see that the director and the cast really care about bringing to life this story of one of the greatest martial artist in history. However despite how much I enjoyed this film there were a few flaws.

First some emotional parts in the story moves to fast and there are scenes f Korean and Japanese customs (such as shaving his eyebrows) that we don't understand and we are not given an explanation to. Another thing is that some moments of this movie are incredibly exxagerated and some are just made up for the movie. I don't understand why they did this since Oyama Mas had an amazing life without all the made up scenes.

Last is the action, I hear that most people didn't like the action because the fight scenes were short and brutal. However because I do martial arts and know a lot about Oyama Mas I believe that this was the right way for the movie. This is because Oyama never did any soft kungfu which you see in most movies these days, He did hard taekwondo and later created kyokushin karate and he always tried to finch his opponent with one punch. combat is not a dance where you can predict each other movements.

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