This film follows the sporting rivalry between two young marathon runners before the outbreak of WWII. One of the men Tatsuo Hasegawa is a wealthy Japanese man living in Korean. The other is Jun-Shik Kim is a lowly servant Korean. Both men have been rivals since childhood and Kim's father was servant to Hasegawa's grandfather. The film itself is quite good and if time allows try and show it all. If you cannot show it all, you can show minutes 2-20. I would describe Japanese controlled Korea. I would try to find some primary sources, either stories or pictures that show how Koreans were treated by the Japanese. The selected scenes show the subservience and second class treatment that Koreans had to endure under Japanese rule. It also shows the growing animosity towards the Japanese and the attempts to remove them from power.
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08/12/2014 03:05 AM#1