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Heroic tale of 'The Admiral: Roaring Currents' is a hit in South Korea
Heroic tale of 'The Admiral: Roaring Currents' is a hit in South Korea

SEOUL — Since April, when hundreds of high school students lost their lives in the sinking of the Sewol ferry, South Korea has been a nation in shock and mourning. The country prides itself on having risen from postwar poverty, and many have asked how a routine ferry ride could turn so catastrophic. At this time of national soul-searching, one of South Korea's oldest and most treasured stories of triumph has struck a chord with moviegoers. "The Admiral: Roaring Currents," a period action film, tells the story of the 1597 Battle of Myeongnyang, a naval victory regarded as a key national triumph by many South Koreans. "The Admiral: Roaring Currents,"...

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