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My Way (2011)

Mai wei (original title)
In World War II-era Korea, rival runners, one Korean (Jang Dong-gun) and one Japanese (Joe Odagiri), go to war together against the Soviets.


(as Je-gyu Kang)


(as Je-gyu Kang), (screenplay)

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Credited cast:
Jun-shik Kim
Joe Odagiri ...
Tatsuo Hasegawa
Lee Jong-dae
Hee-won Kim ...
Tae-kyung Oh ...
Kwak Jung Wook ...
Shi-hoo Kim ...
Ho-jin Chun ...
Jun-shik's Father
Yun Hui-won ...
Son Ki-Jung
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Michael Arnold ...
Michael Frederick Arnold ...
Russian Soldier
Ismail Deniz ...
Shuo / Karim
Ji-han Do ...
Jun-Sik (teen)


Inspired by a true story. Jun Shik works for Tatsuo's grandfather's farm while Korea is colonized by Japan, but he has a dream to participate in Tokyo Olympics as a marathon runner. Tatsuo also aims to become a marathon runner, so the two are in rivalry. But war breaks out and they both are forced to enlist in the army. Tatsuo becomes the head of defense in Jun Shik's unit and he devises a scheme but fails. Jun Shik and Tatsuo are captured by the Soviets. They run away but soon are captured by Germans and forced to separate. In 1944, they meet again at the shores of Normandy. Written by Anonymous

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In a world at war, my enemy is my salvation.


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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for intense realistically graphic sequences of war violence | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

20 April 2012 (USA)  »

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Box Office


KRW 30,000,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$17,817 (USA) (20 April 2012)


$67,330 (USA) (18 May 2012)

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


The story was based on Yang Kyoungjong, He served three sides during World War 2 Empire of Japan,Nazi German & Soviet Union. He was later captured by the American Paratroopers in June 6 1944, D-Day. See more »


There are Iowa class Battleships shown as part of the invasion fleet at Normandy. Not only were Iowa class Battleships not present in the actual invasion, but the ships shown in the film appear in their 1980s configuration. See more »


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Hollywood lookout
25 July 2012 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

For the budget this movie was made on Hollywood could never come close to making such a well done movie. The cost in South Korean Won was 30 billion which is 26 million in US currency. There was never a dull moment in the movie which is over 2 hours long. The acting was pretty much spot on. The battle scenes were awesome very brutal and bloody but not over the top like some of the war films Hollywood puts out. I watched it in English 5.1 the sound quality and dubbing was excellent which is rare in this type of movie.This will be on my favorites list for sure. Ranks up there with Flags of Our Fathers,Saving Private Ryan and Letters from Iwo Jima. Just an FYI the new Batman had a budget of 500 million est.

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