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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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Choi Bae-dal
Aya Hirayama ...
Yoko
Masaya Katô ...
Kato
Tae-woo Jeong ...
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)  »

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$6,000,000 (estimated)
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Bae Dal shaves his eyebrows because it would cause him great shame if seen by others, thus forcing him to remain isolated to train. 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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Illusive Consensus
Lyrics by Simone Simons
Music by Mark Jansen, Ad Sluijter, Coen Janssen Simone Simons
Performed by Epica
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Powerful Drama, but NOT NOT NOT a Kung Fu Flick
27 February 2005 | by See 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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