Based on the true story Park Kyung-Won, one of the first Korean female pilots.
Park Kyung-Won (Jang Jin-Young) dreamed of flying since she was a little kid. To achieve her dream of becoming a pilot, Kyung-Won, at the age of 26, travelled to Japan and enrolled in an aviation school. While studying at the aviation school, she supported herself by driving a taxi. One day, Kyung-Won picks up a male passenger, whoturns out to be a Korean exchange student Ji-Hyeok (Kim Ju-Hyeok). Ji-Hyeok is attracted to her and what she was trying to accomplish. Although he begins to court Kyung-Won, Ji-Hyeok leaves to enlist in the army.
A few years later, Kyung-Won flies her first flight and becomes a pilot. Her accomplishment is well received Korea. Meanwhile, Kyung-Won takes under her wings, fellow female Korean aviation student Jung-Hee (Han Ji-Min), who wants to follow in Kyung-Won's footsteps. Also, Ji-Hyuk is discharged from the army and is commissioned as a officer in a aviation school. Ji-Hyuk and Kyung-Won meet again and soon realize their feelings are as strong as ever.
Eventually Kyung-Won hopes to take part in a long-distance flight to her home country of South Korea ...
Cast & Credits
Story: It is based on the true story of the first Korean female civilian pilot Park Kyung-won. To achieve her dream of becoming a pilot, she travels to Japan and enrolls in an aviation school there. "At 10:35 AM on of 7 August 1933, she took off in her Salmson 2A2 biplane, named the Blue Swallow, from Tokyo's Haneda Airport on one such flight to Manchuria; she crashed 42 minutes later near Hakone, Kanagawa and died." - Wikipedia
Now for what the directors/writers did. They push in a melo romantic thread in the form of a Korean exchange student in Japan, later an officer in the met department. If I say anymore, I'll be dishing out spoilers - so watch the conclusion yourself. Apart from this, the story kinda follows the facts.
Acting/Cast: Not a fan of any of the actors here, but I think they did a decent job. Frankly, I expected more glamour from the Koreans - but well, maybe this was for the best.
Music: Nothing much to say about - just a few background scores.
Rewatch: Don't think I'm going to, but you never know.
Concluding Thoughts: Go with no expectations and you might be pleasantly surprised.