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 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.

  1. Kim Han-min

    Director, Writer

  2. Jeon Cheol-hong


Top Billed Cast

  1. Choi Min-sik

    Choi Min-sik

    Admiral Yi Sun-Shin

  2. Ryu Seung-ryong

    Ryu Seung-ryong

    General Kurushima

  3. Cho Jin-woong

    Cho Jin-woong

    Wakizaka Yasuharu

  4. Jin Goo

    Jin Goo

    Im Jun-yeong

  5. Lee Jung-hyun

    Lee Jung-hyun

    Mrs. Jeong

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The Admiral: Roaring Currents
The Admiral: Roaring Currents


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Status Released

Release Information

  • August 15, 2014


Original Language Korean

Runtime 2h 6m

Budget $9,500,000.00

Revenue $112,156,811.00



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