The most intense battle scene in cinema history is said to be the first act of Saving Private Ryan. One who does not agree, is South Korean director Kang Je-kyu, who in 2004 rewrote the book with his acclaimed Brotherhood of War, stating “anything they can do, we can do better.” Now it is time again, with Je-kyu’s new film being so epic it is rumoured to be the most expensive non-American production of all time.

During the Japansese annexation of Korea, two boys meet. One from a Japanese military family, the other from a Korean servant family. Both are marathon runners and, come the Second World War, their rivalry grows into an animosity which carries them from Korea through Manchuria and Sibiria to the beaches of Normandie.

With My Way, Je-kyu has decided to make the most epic war film of all time, monumental on the verge of insanity. It is a fantastic achievement, never holding back, and the greatest thing to be seen on a cinema screen this year.

Joakim Sten

(The screening is co-presented by CJ Entertainment)

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