Director Kang Je-gyu returns with war docudrama 'My Way' 2011/12/15, Source, 'One thing I can tell you is I gave my all in each of the 5,400 takes'. - Kang Je-gyuKang Je-gyu returns to the director's chair with "My Way", which opens next week. It's his second war film after "Taegukgi" (2004). [YONHAP]
Filmmaker Kang Je-gyu publicly told the media that he wouldn't make a war film again after he finished the 2004 hit "Taegukgi". But Kang changed his mind and returns to the director's chair with another war film, "My Way", which has a much larger budget of 28 billion won ($24.3 million), the highest in Korean film history, and far more crew members at about 170.
"It's very hard to make this type of genre film", Kang told the media on Tuesday when asked what made him decide to do another war film. Since "Taegukgi", Kang has mainly worked as a producer,...More
Korean Mega War Movie Targets Pan-Asian Audience 2011/12/15, Source, Kang Je-gyu's new pan-Asian movie "My Way" premieres on Dec. 22. Kang, who drew over 10 million spectators with the clunking history epic "Taegukgi" in 2004, is now hoping for Asia-wide success with the biggest budget and the most ambitious scale in many years.
The movie portrays the tragic destiny of two young men, one from Korea and the other from Japan, who are drafted into the Japanese Army during World War II and later have to fight in Soviet and German uniform. The movie is very loosely based on a true story,...More
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