Plot: Choi Baedal travels to Japan during the Second World War in the hope of becoming a pilot. Because he is Korean, and therefore deemed a second class citizen, his dreams are dashed. Spending two years in the mountains training his body and mind, Choi returns to Japan and embarks upon a mission to prove his worth...
«FIGHTER IN THE WIND is one of the best martial arts movies to come out in a while, at least since Ong Bak, but with better acting and plotting overall. It is dramatic without getting too sappy; sentimental without being too corny; and it has some terrific choreography that matches the melodrama needed to tell the story of a man who challenges the world and wins.»
«The cinematography is beautiful and the choreography is at times awesome to look at. Some of the fights have slow motion in them, but never so much that it ruins them or that they feel too stylish. Expect a lot of cool fights but also some very good drama and that makes it more than your average Kung Fu movie. Recommended. »
«On the whole, "Fighter in the Wind" is probably too long at two hours, and as if the whole Yoko subplot wasn’t gratuitous enough, the film goes on a 20-minute tangent towards the end that destroys any semblance of pacing. Still, the action is gritty and well choreographed, and Dong-kun Yang, as the eternally disheveled Bae-dal, is quite good.»
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