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My Way (2011)

Mai wei (original title)
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) | 1 more credit »
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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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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 German officer addressing the German troops at Normandy is played by former German judoka Alexander von der Groeben (billed in the closing titles as Alexander Graf von der Groeben). Participant of the Olympic Games 1984 and 1988, and two times European champion in 1984 and 1985. See more »

Goofs

Some of the American M1 Carbines have a small rectangular block on their barrels; this is a bayonet lug, not seen on these weapons until the Korean War, or at least very late in the war. See more »

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So much more than war
1 March 2013 | by DombleSee all my reviews

My Way shows that Korea not only can do horror, but that it can do amazing films In any genre. This film is basically two and half hours and yet less than nine minutes in I was already hooked.

Inspired by a true story My Way is about two young boys, one Korean and one Japanese, who meet each other as ones family relocates. Both have Dreams of running The marathon in the Olympics and are in rivalry from the start. But when a certain event happens when they are older it becomes much more and they become enemies. Then WW2 is declared and both are forced into the Japanese army (two different ways though). Not to give to much away but after many twists and turns in the film they end up on an Infamous Day in history.

This film has it all, action, well developed characters, an Incredible story that makes you feel pretty much every emotion there is.

But if the fact this has war in it puts you off, DON'T let it as this is no war film! This is a film about two people, rivalries, friendships, and their stories. War is just in the background of it all.


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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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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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