Choi Min-sik ("Old Boy", Lucy) Takes on Epic Historical War Action Film About the Naval Battle of Myeong-Nyang
July 30, 2014 – "The Admiral: Roaring Currents", will make its North America debut in major market cinemas on August 15, 2014. The film follows the events of a legendary Korean naval battle, Myeong-Nyang, and the Korean Admiral Yi Sun-shin (Choi Min-sik) who leads only 12 battleships to victory against 330 Japanese ones...More
Choi Min-sik (left) of "Old Boy" fame tackles his most ambitious role yet, the Joseon Admiral Yi Sun-sin in the upcoming film "Roaring Currents". Half of the film depicts the Battle of Myeongnyang, during which Yi fought off 330 Japanese ships with just 12 of his own. Provided by CJ Entertainment
In October 1597, the Battle of Myeongnyang raged in waters off the southwestern coast of Korea, near Jindo.
It could have been exceptional luck, strategy or the turn of the tides that saw Admiral Yi Sun-sin triumph over a fleet of 330 Japanese ships, with just 12 of his own. But regardless, when it was announced that the story of this epic battle would be made into a film, many wondered if the project was too ambitious...More
Left to Right: Three narratives against the backdrop of the ocean, "Roaring Currents", "Pirates" and "Sea Fog", will tackle different genres and eras of Korean history. Provided by CJ Entertainment, Lotte Entertainment and NEW
Summer is fast approaching, but this year is set to be a cool one as three local flicks take on the high seas. From a historical account to a period comedy to a modern drama, these films, with their intricate sets and use of star power, are a testament to just how far Korean cinema has come.
Each movie featured detailed replicas of ships, which were placed on rotating structures simulating the movement of the ocean. And as well as the plight of filming on water, all three features had their own obstacles. But only time will tell if the budget and effort invested were worth it...More
South Korea's highly anticipated film "No Tears for the Dead" (directed by Lee Jeong-beom) is set to be released in North American theaters June 20th!
Veteran hitman Gon (Jang Dong-gun) receives a mission, which is to target Mogyeong (Kim Min-hee). The trouble is, he falls in love with her.
Abandoned by his mother shortly after immigrating to America, Gon is raised by the mafia and grows up to become a cold-blooded hitman. Though usually flawless in taking out his targets, Gon makes a terrible mistake of killing an innocent young girl. A flood of guilt takes over his life and the situation becomes worse when his boss assigns him the job of killing the young girl's mother. Gon's new target, Mogyeong, is a risk manager at an investment firm and has buried herself in work to bury her grief. She is completely unaware of her role at the heart of a dangerous conspiracy. Finally, she meets the man who wants to tell her the truth behind the death of her child...More
The audience gives a standing ovation at the Cannes Film Festival after seeing "A Girl at My Door". (photo courtesy of Movie Collage)
Three Korean films were under the spotlight at the 67th Cannes Film Festival that ended on May 25. Theater seats during these films' screenings were all taken, and the audience and critics alike gave a standing ovation to all of them. The three films are director Jeong Joo-ri-I's (July Jung) "A Girl at My Door", presented in the Un Certain Regard section, Director Chang's "The Target", in the Midnight Screening section, and Kim Seong-hoon's "A Hard Day", shown in the Directors' Fortnight section. These directors are all relatively new, as these films are either their first or second feature film...More