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The Admiral (2014)

Myeong-ryang (original title)
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At the strait 'Roaring Currents', master strategist Admiral Yi and his 12 battleships oppose enemy's fleet of 330, and win the most incredible victory of history.

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Credited cast:
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Admiral Yi Sun-Shin
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General Kurushima Michifusa
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General Wakizaka Yasuharu
Myung-gon Kim ...
Navy Commander Todo Takadora
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Im Jun-yeong (as Jin Goo)
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Lim Jung (war widow)
Ryôhei Ohtani ...
Junsa (as Ryohei Otani)
Min-woo No ...
Haru
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Kim Joong-geol
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Soo-bong
Seung-joon Lee ...
Captain Ahn Wi
Duek-mun Choi ...
Song Yeo-jong
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Zach Aguilar ...
Yi Hoe (voice)
Will Barrett ...
captain Kim Uk-Chu / Elder Kim (voice)
Tom Bauer ...
Junsa (voice)
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The film mainly follows the famous 1597 Battle of Myeongryang during the Japanese invasion of Korea (1592-1598), where the iconic Joseon admiral Yi Sun-sin managed to destroy a total of 31 of 133 Japanese warships with only 13 ships remaining in his command. The battle, which took place in the Myeongryang Strait off the southwest coast of the Korean Peninsula, is considered one of the greatest victories of Yi. Written by Anonymous

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30 July 2014 (South Korea)  »

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Budget:

$9,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$152,792 (USA) (5 September 2014)

Gross:

$2,588,941 (USA) (31 October 2014)
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The all-time most-watched film in South Korea. 17.6 million tickets were sold nationwide. See more »

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Nice to learn a little history while watching an epic film
15 August 2014 | by (Toronto, Ontario) – See all my reviews

AWESOME MOVIE!! How one brilliant man defeated hundreds!! The battle scenes in this movie are amazing and it's interesting to see how the story develops. An admiral changed the fear in his men to that of courage and defeated the enemy. Even the local peasants watched in awe and helped the admiral. So much detail in the film to resemble the actual clothing, ships and respect for their leader. I just wish I understood the language used in the film since something is always lost when translating. The actors spoke in both Japanese and Korean. Fortunately there were English subtitles. I think I'll go see it a second time since there was so much detail in the film. I loved the costumes everyone wore! One thing I like about Korean films is they use good acting and a strong plot to tell the story. The problem with American movies is there's so much CGI and special effects to help develop the story that a crappy story with a lot of special effects can still be a blockbuster. I'm getting the blu ray when it comes out!! Go see it!!


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