Jun 2016 VOL.62


  • My Way
  • by Zachary R. Hooker  / 01.05.2012
    Original title: 마이웨이 (Mai Wei)
    Year: 2011
    Length: 145 min.
    Format: 35mm
    Aspect: 2.35:1
    Color/BW: Color
    Audio: Dolby SRD
    Director: KANG Je-kyu
    Cast: JANG Dong-gun, ODAGIRI Joe, FAN Bing Bing
    Genre: Drama
    Release Date: Dec. 21, 2011
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    Growing up in early 20th century Seoul colonized by Japan, Joon-sik (Jang) is a young Korean marathoner who dreams of following in the footsteps of 1936 Olympic gold medalist SOHN Kee-chung. Tatsuo (Odagiri) is a rival top Japanese runner and also the grandson of the colonizing estate owner who employs Joon-sik’s family. As Korea-Japan relations become more explosive, Joon-sik falls into trouble and is conscripted into the Japanese army. He later finds himself under the command of Tatsuo, who has become a captain in the Japanese Imperial Army. Amidst battles, imprisonment and tribulations stretching from China throughthe Soviet Union to the beaches of Normandy on D-Day, the two inspire and help each other in unexpected ways, hoping all the while to get back home.

    Kang Je-kyu is a representative director of contemporary South Korean cinema. He directed Korea’s watershed big-budget action film<Shiri>in 1999, as well as the blockbuster Korean War film<Taegukgi> in 2004. Both films set box office records at the time of their release, with over 6 million and 11 million admissions respectively.
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