Trailer for ‘My Way’ Starring Jang Dong Gun Released at the BIFF
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Jang Dong Gun has constantly starred in films with intense storylines, choosing to take on extreme characters rather than opting for the soft and gentle leading man roles.
This time is no different, as Jang is returning to the big screen as another strong character in My Way.
The movie, which is set during World War II, features a global cast, including Chinese actress Fan Bing Bing and Japanese actor, Joe Odagiri, and filmed for eight months all around the globe - Korea, Japan, China, and Latvia. From the outset of the production, the movie drew attention due to its big scale and because of the fact that it′s Kang Je Gyu′s comeback blockbluster, after a seven year hiatus.
The highly-anticipated blockbuster’s eight minute trailer was played at Busan on October 8 during the 16th Busan International Film Festival. The movie featured Korean marathoner Jun Sik who is involuntarily drafted into the Japanese army under the Japanese colonial period and later becomes a German soldier, and is thrown into the Eurasian battlefield.
At the press conference, when asked about the reason that he chose yet another sharp character, Jang Dong Gun replied, “I didn’t choose the character intentionally, but it is fun to express strong and intense feelings as an actor. That’s why I starred in many movies with a strong theme and story.”
“Actually, from now on I want to take on roles seen in every day lives so that I can act comfortably,” added Jang with smile.
“I thought filming for this movie would be easy because I had experience in acting in battlefield scenes for Taegukgi: The Brotherhood of War . But I was wrong. It [ My Way ] was filmed on a larger scale, so I had difficulties,” he said.
On his costar Joe Odagiri, he said, “Joe Odagiri has a firm conviction in his work as an actor. He helped me a lot with acting in Japanese.”
The movie My Way centers on friendship between two youngsters who never give up on their dreams despite the hardships and harsh circumstance of war. It is set to be released in December in Korea and later in Japan and China in January ofnext year.
My Way Trailer (Short Version)
Photo credit: Kim Byung Gwan