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'The Admiral: Roaring Currents' a thrilling look at sea battle
'The Admiral: Roaring Currents' a thrilling look at sea battle

Choi Min-sik — the actor best known for "Oldboy," the 2003 Cannes winner remade last year by Spike Lee — assumes the role of legendary Korean Adm. Yi Sun-shin in "The Admiral: Roaring Currents." The film depicts the storied real-life battle of Myeongnyang in 1597, when Yi led 12 ships to fend off a fleet of 330 from Japan near what is today the South Korean island of Jindo. By that point, more than 10,000 Korean men had perished in a valiant but losing effort in the Imjin War. Yi defied a royal order to join forces with Korean Gen. Kwon Yul and instead embarked on what most regarded as a suicide mission to stall the Japanese invaders en route to the...

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