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Fighter in the Wind (2004)

Baramui paiteo (original title)
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 »

Director:

Yun-ho Yang

Writers:

Hak-ki Bang (comic book), Yun-ho Yang
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dong-kun Yang ... Choi Bae-dal
Aya Hirayama Aya Hirayama ... Yoko
Masaya Katô ... Kato
Tae-woo Jeong Tae-woo Jeong ... Chun-bae
Doo-hong Jung Doo-hong Jung ... Beom-su
Seong-min Park Seong-min Park ... Ryoma
Sachiko Kokubu Sachiko Kokubu ... Ryoma's Wife
Fuuma Kosaka Fuuma Kosaka ... Tomoya
Mayu Sonoda Mayu Sonoda ... Setsu
Ji-woong Choi Ji-woong Choi ... Yakuza Boss
Ha Sang-Won Ha Sang-Won ... Yakuza
Han-garl Lee Han-garl Lee ... Miwa
Han-sol Lee Han-sol Lee
Hisao Maki Hisao Maki ... Martial Arts Association Elder
Seong-hwan Koo Seong-hwan Koo ... Circus Clown
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Storyline

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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Plot Keywords:

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


Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Details

Official Sites:

official site [South Korea]

Country:

South Korea

Language:

Japanese | Korean | English

Release Date:

6 August 2004 (South Korea) See more »

Also Known As:

Baramui Fighter See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$6,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,518
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The story of Oyama inspired the look of Ryu in the Street Fighter videogame series. See more »

Quotes

Choi Bae-dal: I am afraid of fighting, I am afraid of being beaten and losing. But I am more afraid of surviving as a cripple than dying while I am fighting.
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Connections

Version of Karate Bear Fighter (1975) See more »

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Performed by Do-hyun Yoon and Yoon Do Hyun Band
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Powerful Drama, but NOT NOT NOT a Kung Fu Flick
27 February 2005 | by syphonboaSee all my reviews

OK, first things first; this is NOT a martial arts kung-fu beat em up movie (If you want that, go watch Ong-Bak!). Throw those expectations OUT and prepare to enjoy a very gripping action/drama with some of the most beautiful filmwork i've seen in a while. To keep it simple, this movie is very exaggerated biography of Choi Baedal (Later changed his name to Mas Oyama), founder of Kyokushin karate, starting from before WW2. The fight scenes are not like standard kungfu flicks. They don't fight for 5 minutes. It's realistic in this sense. They trade a few blows and one or the other falls down in severe pain. This movie screams of a comic book feel. Fight scenes are stopped in mid-action to emphasize the form and the impact of the blows, the color and framing of each shot is reminiscent of comics as well. It emphasizes Choi Baedal's super-heroish qualities. The storyline is very interesting, although it runs a little long. Overall, its a very beautiful film to watch. Its great to see a movie really focus on the philosophies and ideas of martial arts rather than just the fighting itself. It also deals with the fears mindset of a fighter. Its VERY sad, and can sometimes come off as corny, but the overall emotional impact is there. Watch it, and remember, its NOT a pure kung fu beat em up movie and you will enjoy it.


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