Saturday, August 26, 2006

Fighter In The Wind (Barameui Paiteo)

Release Date: 2004
Director: Yang Yun Ho
Writer: Yang Yun Ho, Bang Hak Gi

Yang Dong Kun ... Choi Bae Dal
Aya Hirayama ... Yoko
Kato Massaya ... Kato
Jeong Tae Woo ... Chun Bae

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A young Korean Taekwondo competitor arrives in Japan near the end of World War II with hopes of being a fighter pilot, but ends up on the streets battling racism, organized crime, occupying American servicemen, and his own fear of failure as a martial artist. He retires to the wilderness for two years to train his body in the art of karate and returns to take on the world.

Fighter in the Wind is a dramatic and stylized portrayal of the life of Kyokushin karate founder Masutatsu Oyama, or as he is known in this movie by his original Korean name, Choi Baedal. As a biopic of a man who wrestled bulls and whom the New York Times declared in 1961 to be "the toughest man in the world," it falls far short of giving an accurate portrayal of someone whose real-life exploits are more fascinating than any fiction. That said, Fighter in the Wind is an immensely entertaining martial arts movie that's full of breath-taking action and heart.


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Anonymous Anonymous said...

this was one of the best martial arts movie ive seen in a long time.
a must see!!!!!

Monday, August 25, 2008 9:25:00 PM  

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