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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)
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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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Release Date:

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 set pieces, costumes, weapons, and more were all designed and constructed after extensive research. For example, the crew designed a Japanese warship that was so realistic, when they sent it to a historical museum in Japan for confirmation, the historians there were in awe. See more »

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Epic war picture.
5 September 2014 | by See all my reviews

Almost seems like the Korean version of 300 with an underdog nation going to battle with a power that's overwhelming, but thanks to their admiral, who shows no compromise, they journey ahead into one of the best naval battles I've seen on screen.

At times the story did get too sappy. For the most part, the filmmakers went for art over realism to make the emotional scenes very dramatic, but those battleship fights were worth the built up of the tactical aspects of war that began the film, which was mostly really great speeches from the admiral to rally the troops.

Not bad South Korea.


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