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The Admiral: Roaring Currents (2014)

Myeong-ryang (original title)
Not Rated | | Action, Drama, History | 30 July 2014 (South Korea)
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Admiral Yi Sun-sin faces a tough challenge when he is forced to defend his nation with just 13 battleships against 300 Japanese enemy ships in the Battle of Myeongryang.

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Han-min Kim
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Credited cast:
Min-sik Choi ... Admiral Yi Sun-Shin
Seung-ryong Ryu ... General Kurushima Michifusa
Jin-woong Cho ... General Wakizaka Yasuharu (as Jin-woong Jo)
Myung-gon Kim ... Navy Commander Todo Takadora
Goo Jin ... Im Jun-yeong (as Jin Goo)
Jung-hyun Lee ... Lim Jung (war widow)
Ryôhei Ohtani ... Junsa (as Ryohei Otani)
Min-woo No ... Haru
Tae-hoon Kim ... Kim Joong-geol
Bo-Gum Park ... Soo-bong
Seung-Joon Lee Seung-Joon Lee ... Captain Ahn Wi (as Lee Seung-Joon)
Duk-moon Choi Duk-moon Choi ... Song Yeo-jong (as Duek-mun Choi)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Zach Aguilar ... Yi Hoe (voice)
Tom Bauer Tom Bauer ... Junsa (voice)
Corina Boettger Corina Boettger ... Additional Voices (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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good if you want a naval battle
19 August 2014 | by HoppingBunnySee all my reviews

Recommend reading about Yi Sun Shin before watching this movie. It's relatively difficult to follow the first half of this movie if you don't know something about him. Do yourself a favor and wiki Yi sun shin. It will give a quick glimpse into the man and back drops of this conflict. All historical accounts indicate that one ship went against superior numbers and he won. There are a lot of dramatic interpretations, but you will experience general gist of how he exploited fear in his own men and Japanese navy which suffered heavy casualties by Yi over 6 years of war. One other note: Korean uses a flat bottom ship. Japanese uses more traditional design. Korean navy has zero turtle iron clad ship in this engagement. That should be enough to enjoy one of the best ancient naval battle captured by this movie.


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Country:

South Korea

Language:

Korean | Japanese | English | Hindi

Release Date:

30 July 2014 (South Korea) See more »

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The Admiral See more »

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Budget:

$9,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$51,431, 10 August 2014

Gross USA:

$2,589,811

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$138,342,258
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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