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My Way (2011)
My Way (Korean title: 마이 웨이) is a 2011 South Korean war film directed by Kang Je-gyu. Two rival marathoners, Korean rickshaw driver Kim Jun-shik (Dong-gun Jang) and Japanese-born Tatsuo Hasegawa (Jô Odagiri), are put into front-line service with the Imperial Japanese Army, Jun-shik a draftee and Tatsuo a fiercely Nationalist colonel. Captured by the Red Army during the Battle of Khalkhin Gol, they endure a harsh journey that takes them from a forced-labor camp in Russia to battle against the Wehrmacht and ultimately defending Omaha Beach from the Americans on D-Day.
The following weapons were used in the film My Way:
WARNING! THIS PAGE CONTAINS SPOILERS!
A Wehrmacht officer uses the Colt M1911A1 during the Battle of Hedosk. This is not necessarily inaccurate, as captured M1911A1 pistols were used by German forces designated as the "Pistole 660(a)". Close examination shows that the gun is not actually fired, with muzzle flashes added in post-production.
Nambu Type 14
Tatsuo Hasegawa (Jô Odagiri) and several other Japanese officers use the Nambu Type 14. Note that the large trigger guard makes this a "late" Nambu, which would be inaccurate for the Battle of Khalkhin Gol.
The Tokarev TT-33 is used by Red Army prison guards and Commissar's guards. Tatsuo Hasegawa (Jô Odagiri) also uses a presumably-captured TT-33 to execute retreating Japanese soldiers at Khalkhin Gol.
The Walther P38 is held by a Wehrmacht officer during D-Day.
At least one of the US soldiers attacking Omaha Beach carries an M1928A1 Thompson.
Several US soldiers landing at Omaha Beach carry the M1A1 Thompson.
Both Red Army and Wehrmacht soldiers use the PPSh-41 (not inaccurate, many German soldiers fighting on the Ostfront used captured PPSh-41s). However, the weapon does make an appearance amongst the labor camp guards in scenes set pre-1941, which would make it anachronistic.
Arisaka Type 38
The Arisaka Type 38 is the main weapon of the Imperial Japanese Army, including Kim Jun-shik (Dong-gun Jang) and Lee Jong-dae (Kim In-kwon).
The main weapon of the Wehrmacht soldiers is the Karabiner 98k. Oddly enough, several US soldiers also use the 98k - possibly because of an inadequate number of US rifles.
Karabiner 98k "Kriegsmodell"
Karim (Ismail Deniz), an Eastern Battalion soldier of Middle-Eastern origin can be seen with a Karabiner 98k "Kriegsmodell" rifle, a late war version of the Kar98k intended to simplify production. Specifically this rifle is a "semi-Kriegsmodell" as it incorporates some simplification features (simpler screw-retained barrel bands and no bayonet lug or cleaning rod) but not all (it still has the disk on the buttstock to aid in disassembly of the bolt).
Karabiner 98k Sniper Rifle
Shirai (Fan Bingbing), a Chinese guerrilla sniper, uses what appears to be a Karabiner 98k Sniper Rifle fitted with a ZF39 scope on a side rail mount. The choice of weapon is inaccurate, but since the film was shot in Latvia and the weapon is never seen in much detail, it is probably meant to stand in for the more accurate Type Zhongzheng Rifle.
VZ-24 Czech Mauser
At least, one German soldier can be seen with a VZ-24 Czech Mauser rifle.
The US soldiers landing at Omaha Beach are mostly armed with the M1 Garand.
Several US soldiers are armed with the M1 Carbine. Some of the Carbines are fitted with the anachronistic bayonet lug.
Mosin Nagant M91/30
The majority of Red Army soldiers are armed with the Mosin Nagant M91/30 rifle, including the Japanese and Korean draftees.
Browning Automatic Rifle
An US soldier can be seen with a Browning Automatic Rifle sans bipod.
An US soldier can be seen firing a Browning M1919A6 at Omaha Beach.
The Degtyaryov DP-28 is used by the Red Army turret gunners on the BT-5 tanks that attack the Japanese positions at Khalkhin Gol.
A Red Army blocking detachment use a Maxim M1910/30 to shoot retreating Soviet soldiers.
Wehrmacht soldiers use the MG34 during the Battle of Hedosk and in defense of Omaha Beach.
The MG42 is the main machine gun of the Wehrmacht soldiers. All scenes of the MG42 firing seem to erroneously depict its rate of fire at around 800-900 rpm, significantly slower than the 1200-1800 rpm it was actually capable of. Also note that its appearance in the Battle of Hedosk is inaccurate; the battle is set in 1941, a year before the MG42 was adopted. Kim Jun-shik (Dong-gun Jang) and Tatsuo Hasegawa (Jô Odagiri) also use the MG42 during the D-Day landings.
Browning M1919A4 (mocked-up as Type 92 HMG)
Imperial Japanese soldiers fire a Browning M1919A4 mocked-up as a Type 92 heavy machine gun at Red Army cavalrymen during the Battle of Khalkhin Gol.
A Soviet tanker can be seen firing an unknown mounted flamethrower from the turret of a BT-5 tank.
Mk 2 Hand Grenade
US soldiers at Omaha Beach use the Mk 2 Hand Grenades.
Type 97 Hand Grenade
Kim Jun-shik (Dong-gun Jang) uses a Type 97 Hand Grenade to flush out a sniper's nest in Mongolia.
2cm FlaK 38
German troops are seen firing 2cm FlaK 38 anti-aircraft guns during D-Day.
7.5 cm Pak 40
German soldiers also use a 7.5 cm Pak 40 anti-tank gun to fire at American landing crafts.
Type 94 75mm Mountain Gun
Japanese soldiers use several Type 94 75mm Mountain Guns.