R | | Action, Drama, War
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.
The film has few visual tribute (reference) to some famous films like North by Northwest, Full Metal Jacket etc.
In the opening marathon scene, the American flag shown on the side of the road is the 50-star version introduced in 1960; during the 1948 Olympics, the flag would have been identical to that used in WWII with 48 stars. In the closing marathon scene, one of the marathoners (#198) has a Canadian maple leaf flag on his jersey which was not Canada's flag until 1965.
Korean, Japanese, Mandarin, Russian, German, English
$17,817 22 April 2012