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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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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)
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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
Duk-moon Choi ...
Song Yeo-jong (as Duek-mun Choi)
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Yi Hoe (voice)
Tom Bauer ...
Junsa (voice)
Corina Boettger ...
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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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Great naval battle, good character development, and amazing acting
24 August 2014 | by (California, USA) – See all my reviews

I stumbled upon this movie without having ever heard of it, and boy was I glad to watch it. It's the movie about one of the most famous Korean generals in Korean history during a crucial battle in the war with Japan. The acting in the movie was solid, even if I didn't understand the language. The naval battle scenes and how Admiral Yi used naval tactics to fight his enemy were realistic and breathtaking at the same time. I'd compare this with the 300: Rise of an Empire movie, with far less CGI, fantasy elements, better acting, and more realistic portrayal of naval battle. It's pretty amazing what they could do with ships back in those days.

The history/characters in the movie is a little hard to follow if you don't know about it beforehand or don't speak Korean/Japanese, but I still enjoyed it quite a bit and learned a little bit of Korean history in the process.


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