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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.

Director:

Je-kyu Kang (as Je-gyu Kang)

Writers:

Je-kyu Kang (as Je-gyu Kang), Justin Byung-in Kim (screenplay) (as Byung-in Kim) | 2 more credits »
1 win & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dong-Gun Jang ... Jun-shik Kim
Joe Odagiri ... Tatsuo Hasegawa
Bingbing Fan ... Shirai (as Fan Bing-Bing)
In-kwon Kim ... Lee Jong-dae
Hee-won Kim ... Chun-Bok
Tae-kyung Oh Tae-kyung Oh ... Kwang-Chun
Jung-Wook Kwak ... Min-Woo (as Kwak Jung Wook)
Shi-hoo Kim Shi-hoo Kim ... Tsukamoto (as Kim Si-Hoo)
Ho-jin Chun ... Jun-shik's Father
Hui-Won Yun Hui-Won Yun ... Son Ki-Jung (as Yoon Hee-Won)
Tarô Yamamoto ... Noda
Manabu Hamada Manabu Hamada ... Mukai
Shingo Tsurumi ... Takakura
Isao Natsuyagi ... Tatsuo's Grandfather
Shirô Sano ... Tatsuo's Father
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Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

In a world at war, my enemy is my salvation.

Genres:

Action | Drama | War

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

The film has few visual tribute (reference) to some famous films like North by Northwest, Full Metal Jacket etc. See more »

Goofs

The German officer who addresses his troops at Normandy has hair cascading from under his cap all the way down to his shoulders. A hairstyle like this wouldn't have been seen on men in the 1940s, let alone on an officer in the German Army. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Vampire Idol: Vampire Jean Valjean (2011) See more »

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loved it
21 May 2012 | by FutokoSee 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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Country:

South Korea

Release Date:

20 April 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Latvia

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Box Office

Budget:

KRW30,000,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$17,817, 22 April 2012

Gross USA:

$70,177

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$16,653,488
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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