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Mai wei (2011)

R | | Action, Drama, War | 20 April 2012 (USA)
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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.

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(as Je-gyu Kang)

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(as Je-gyu Kang), (screenplay) (as Byung-in Kim) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Jun-shik Kim
... Tatsuo Hasegawa
... Shirai (as Fan Bing-Bing)
... Lee Jong-dae
Hee-won Kim ... Chun-Bok
Tae-kyung Oh ... Kwang-Chun
... Min-Woo (as Kwak Jung Wook)
Shi-hoo Kim ... Tsukamoto (as Kim Si-Hoo)
... Jun-shik's Father
Hui-Won Yun ... Son Ki-Jung (as Yoon Hee-Won)
... Noda
Manabu Hamada ... Mukai
Shingo Tsurumi ... Takakura
... Tatsuo's Grandfather
... Tatsuo's Father
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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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Action | Drama | War

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

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20 April 2012 (USA)  »

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My Way  »

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Budget:

KRW 30,000,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$17,817, 22 April 2012, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$67,330, 20 May 2012
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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 »

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Allied aircraft participating in the Normandy invasion had black and white invasion stripes painted on the wings and fuselage. The Allied aircraft shown here are missing these. See more »

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loved it
21 May 2012 | by See all my reviews

This is my first review. I'll make it short. Someone else mentions the shaky camera. That annoyed me for the first 15 minutes or so, (reminded me of that annoying zoom on Iris) but then I forgot all about it and enjoyed what was a great war movie that every film buff should try and see.

I'll give it 9/10. Hell no, make it a 10/10, that other point just because Kim In-kwon was in the cast and he was fantastic as usual. (I hope the South Koreans appreciate what a highly gifted actor he is. I grew up loving the likes of Bette Davis, Joan Crawford etc. I know what I'm talking about, i.e. screen charisma AND great acting skills).

Taro Yamamoto as Noda was another character played very well. For some reason he reminded me of Doug Hutchison's character Percy from The Green Mile. (It annoyed me I'd seen him before but couldn't recall where so I had to look him up. He was the card cheater in Kaiji and one of the older kids on Battle Royale.)

Back to the point. My Way = Epic movie. I loved it.


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