April 20, 2012

Korean WW2 Epic My Way - Trailer and Release Details

The Korean World War 2 epic My Way, directed by Kand Je-kyu, opens in New York and LA today (April 20th), and more cities on May 4th, and quite honestly I cannot wait. The story concerns two marathin runners, one Korean and one Japanese, who get taken prisoner by the Russians while both fighting for the Japanese. Based on a true story, you can check out the full synopsis, stills and trailer below.

After emerging as bitter rivals and enemies as young marathon runners, Korean native Kim Jun-shik and Japanese aristocrat Tatsuo Hasegawa both find themselves in the Japanese army, fighting the Chinese and Soviets in a bloody battle.  Jun-shik is there under duress, while Tatsuo is a powerful colonel.  After both are taken prisoner by the Soviets, their mutual hatred and mistrust boils over into a violence that is only stopped by the continuing horror of the war.  Forced to fight for the Soviets, the two eventually rely on each other for survival, making it to Germany, where they are in turn separated and forced to fight for the Nazis.  They meet again at Normandy Beach, both unlikely survivors, bonded together by history as they struggle to survive one more terrible battle as the Allies arrive on D-Day.

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