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My impression is that this movie is an international version of director Kang's previous masterpiece 'Taegukgi'. Gory battle scenes, humanity and sacrifice are the main themes as they were in Taegukgi. Battle scenes are much more vivid than those of Taegukgi and the story is unfolded much faster.
However, I felt something wanting about this new movie. Because this movie encompasses three different fronts(the Battle of Nomonhan, the Russian front and the Battle for Normandy) and involves so many actors of diferent nationalities, it is necessarily a little confusing. This is understandable, considering what the Korean POW had experienced during his 12,000km journey throughout Eurasian continent.
Anyway, I think this move was quite well-made, obviously another masterpiece war movie which is somewhat experimental in nature with the coverage of three fronts in a single movie. I'd like to applaud director Kang and his production crew. This was a nice Christmas present along with the news of Kim Jong-Il's death.
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Jang Dong Gun’s “My Way” Invited to Berlin International Film Festival
Jang Dong Gun’s new movie, “My Way,” featuring Japanese actor Odagiri Joe and Chinese actress Fan Bingbing, has been invited to the 62nd Berlin International Film Festival (BIFF). The blockbuster film directed by Kang Jae Kyu will make its way to the BIFF from February 9 to 19.
The film will be shown as part of the special panorama category. The section is usually reserved for films that show both commercial success and artistic excellence. “My Way” is the third Korean movie to be invited in this category since “The Unjust” and “Woman on the Beach.”
“This movie is not just about the devastation of war but is intended to find hope and love from it. I hope the message gets delivered well to all the viewers in not just Asia but around the world, as well,” Kang Jae Kyu said in a statement.
“My Way” was released on December 21 in Korea with nearly $28 million USD in production costs.
Source: http://www.soompi.com/news/jang-dong-gu ... m-festival (Soompi, 5th January 2012).
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Another glaring problem - though I have yet to see how the film handles this - is the most prominent source for the 'Koreans at D-Day' story are the photo of the young soldier taken at 'Utah Beach' and the account of Lt.Robert Brewer of the 506th P.I.R., 101st Airborne, which landed behind Utah beach. Here's the thing - when you say 'Utah Beach' that doesn't necessarily mean the actual beach itself but it could refer to units and places further inland but within the area of the beachhead. I worry that My Way will take the 'beach' reference too literally. Was there actually an OstBattalion directly assigned to beach defense or was the battalion slightly further inland? It's little details like this that make the story - even if it's fictionalized - more realistic. I certainly hope they don't have 101st airborne troopers jumping on to the beaches of Normandy!
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Am I allowed to post direct links to copyright violating youtube movies?
It hasn't been fully uploaded yet, but I hope the channel owner will upload the rest of the film soon
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V1Oliver wrote:Am I allowed to post direct links to copyright violating youtube movies?
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