The Admiral: Roaring Currents
The Admiral: Roaring Currents (Korean: 명량; Hanja: 鳴梁; RR: Myeongryang), or simply The Admiral, is a 2014 South Korean epic action–war film directed and co-written by Kim Han-min. Based on the historical Battle of Myeongnyang, it stars an ensemble cast led by Choi Min-sik as the Korean naval commander Yi Sun-sin. The film was released theatrically in South Korea on July 30, 2014.
The film recorded 10 million admissions only 12 days after its premiere and set a record for achieving such a high number of viewers in the shortest amount of time. The movie also surpassed Avatar’s record of 13 million viewers to become the most-watched and highest-grossing film of all time in South Korea, until it was surpassed by Parasite (2019), with 17.6 million admissions and a worldwide gross of US$138.3 million.