SEOUL, July 10 (Korea Bizwire) – The main trailer of Korean film “Roaring Currents” was released. The film is a new work of “War of the Arrows” (2011) director Kim Han-min and famous actors like Choi Min-sik of “Old Boy,” Ryu Seung-ryong, Cho Jin-woong and Jin Goo were cast for the movie.
Based on the Battle of Myeongryang, one of the greatest battles in Korean history, led by Admiral Yi Sun-sin, the film features the lonely inner conflicts of Admiral Yi who tried to defend the nation from the Japanese invasion.
Actor Choi Min-sik who played the role of Admiral Yi said, “In my whole acting life, this role daunted me the most. I could not dare to play the role of all the inner conflicts of Admiral Yi. But I just guessed that Yi also felt the fear and conflict too during the battle.”
Battle of Myeongnyang
In the Battle of Myeongnyang, on October 26, 1597, the Joseon Admiral Yi Sun-sin fought the Japanese navy in the Myeongnyang Strait, near Jindo Island, off the southwest point of the Korean peninsula. With 13 ships remaining from Won Gyun’s disastrous defeat at the Battle of Chilchonryang, Admiral Yi held the strait against a fleet of 133 Japanese warships and at least 200 logistical support ships. Many Japanese warships were sunk or disabled during the battle and the Japanese were forced to retreat. Given the disparity in numbers, the battle is regarded as one of Admiral Yi’s most remarkable victories. (Wikipedia)
In the Battle of Myeongryang, on October 26, 1597, Admiral Yi defeated 133 warships of the Japanese navy in the Myeongnyang Strait, near Jindo Island, off the southwestern point of the Korean peninsula with only 13 ships. Given the disparity in numbers, the battle is regarded as one of Admiral Yi’s most remarkable victories.
How about appreciating the most dramatic battle in Korea’s naval history and humane side of Korea’s all-time hero Admiral Yi?
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