Watch The Admiral: Roaring Currents
"12 ships against a fleet of 330."
- 2 hr 6 min
This film, directed by Kim Han-min, is a historical period epic and action film, starring, Choi Min-sik and Ryu Seung-ryong. It was the most watched and highest grossing film of all time upon its release in South Korea and, because of this popularity, received a unusually large international release. The film's plot centers primarily on the Battle of Myeongnyang in the year of 1597. The battle takes place between the South Korean admiralty, which had been utterly decimated and the invading Japanese armada. Over the many months of battle the Koreans forces had been so utterly defeated that they had only twelve ships left. But under the imperious command of the intrepid, Yi Sun-sin's they take the fight to the Japanese regardless.