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Baramui paiteo (2004)

A young Korean man arrives in Japan near the end of World War II with hopes of being a fighter pilot, but ends up on the streets battling racism, organized crime, occupying American ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... 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
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A young Korean man arrives in Japan near the end of World War II with hopes of being a fighter pilot, but ends up on the streets battling racism, organized crime, occupying American servicemen, and his own fear of failure as a martial artist. (Korean with English subtitles)

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korean | japan | 1940s | 1930s | taekkyon | See All (37) »


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6 August 2004 (South Korea)  »

Also Known As:

Baramui Fighter  »

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$6,000,000 (estimated)
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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.
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Version of Kyokuskin kenka karate burai ken (1977) See more »

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Performed by Do-hyun Yoon and Yoon Do Hyun Band
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Brilliant!
22 October 2005 | by See all my reviews

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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