Young rival marathon runners Korean native Kim Jun-shik and Japanese aristocrat Tatsuo Hasegawa wind up in the Japanese army, fighting against the Chinese and Soviets. When they're both taken prisoner by the Soviets, their mutual hatred and mistrust boils over into violence.
The continuing horror of the war convinces them to put their differences on the back burner as they're forced to fight for the Soviets. They wind up relying on each other for survival and make it to Germany, where they're separated and forced to fight for the Nazis.
Against all odds they both survive to take part in one more terrible battle, this time at Normandy Beach, bonded together by their history as they struggle to hold on until the Allies arrive.
unrealistic, with little regard for historical correctness. disappointing.
the best film i have watched in a decade. it's absolutely entertaining and very well acted by korean actor and japanese actor.. especaily odagiji jo's acting has totally inspired me. watched it several times already. definitely a must watch! two thumbs up!