Two lifelong rivals unite to survive as their world erupts into war. Jun-shik (Jang Dong-gun) is a young Korean man who dreams of becoming a gold medalist runner. Tatsuo (Joe Odagiri) is Japan’s top marathoner. Sharing a strong sense of competition since their first childhood race, the two grow up to be the greatest of national rivals. A year after an unexpected incident sees Jun-shik forced into Japanese military service; destiny reunites him with Tatsuo, now a colonel in the Japanese army. Caught in the maelstrom of World War II, Jun-shik and Tatsuo wear the uniforms of Japan, the Soviet Union, and even Germany before finally arriving in Normandy. These two men, meeting as enemies, survive seemingly endless battles and slowly transform into each other’s greatest hope. From the worldwide award-winning, critically-lauded director of TAE GUK GI: THE BROTHERHOOD OF WAR, Director Kang Je-kyu presents an unflinching look at the horrors of war, but ultimately becomes a story of hope, humanity, and redemption.
- Kang Je-gyu