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
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 »
The Soviet aeroplane that the Chinese woman managed to shoot down with a rifle mortally wounded her with machine gun fire from it's wings. This type of aeroplane was always equipped with 23mm ShVAK cannons in the wings, not machine guns, which would have ripped her apart and killed her instantly rather than mortally wounded her. See more »
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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