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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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Action | Drama | History | War

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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 bbickley13-921-58664See 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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Official Sites:

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Country:

South Korea

Language:

Korean | Japanese | English | Hindi

Release Date:

30 July 2014 (South Korea) See more »

Also Known As:

The Admiral See more »

Filming Locations:

South Korea

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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:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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