very loosely based on a true story. the story is roughly this; korean guy goes to japan during WW2 to become a fighter pilot. war ends and so do his dreams of being a pilot. staying in japan he has to deal with racism, yakuzu etc, and getting beaten up constantly. wanting to make something of his life decides to be the best martial artist in japan. so he trains on his own for a year up in the mountains and then challenges everybody in japan to a fight(not at the same time), and wins.
these are actually true events that have been given the cinema makeover. kind of like when they base a film from a book- its not exactly the same so some people take it badly. trust me, the fighting in this film is BONE-CRUNCHING.
i loved this film and its not that far from the truth. it has a story that you can follow and hasn,t been poorly edited like some asian films. i would recommend you buy this dvd but it would do no harm to rent it first. enjoy!