Welcome to Korean Film Night 2017 – #1. Roaring Currents!
Korean Culture Series told members to come by 18:30 to Korean Embassy at Laboratoriegatan 10, Stockholm!
The evening started with some Korean snacks i.g. ”Gimbop”(Rice roll with beef, vegetables and seaweed, ”Tok” (Ricecake) and beverage at 18:30 and the screening of ”Roaring Currents” began at 19:00.
Korean Culture Night 2017 – #1. Roaring Currents
Director: Kim Han-Min Release year: 2014 Runtime: 128 min.
Feature: Based on True Story, Period-16th Century
Movie depicts the Battle of Myeongryang which took place October 26, 1597. The battle involved Admiral Yi Sun-Shin, who had only 12 ships under his command, against the Japanese navy which had over a hundred ships.
▸ Filming began January 28, 2013 and finished July 21, 2013.
▸”Roaring Currents” sold 4,759,288 tickets at the South Korean box office in its first 5 days of release. Movie is the first film to ever surpass 4 million tickets sales in South Korea. In addition, on August 3, 2014, ”Roaring Currents” sold 1,253,653 tickets which is the highest ever single day total at the South Korean box office up to that date.
▸On August 10, 2014, ”Roaring Currents” surpassed 10,000,000 million tickets sales and became the 12th film to pass that threshold at the South Korean box-office. ”Roaring Currents” also surpassed 10 million tickets in 12 days, which is the fastest to date.
▸On August 16, 2014, ”Roaring Currents” became the all-time best selling film in South Korea. By 11:30AM, ”Roaring Currents” sold 13.62 million tickets surpassing ”Avatar.”
▸On August 19, 2014, in its 21st day since release, ”Roaring Currents” became the first ever film to surpass 15 million ticket sales at the South Korean box-office.
Admiral Yi Sun-Shin
Admiral Gurujima Wakizaka Im Joon-Young
Jung’s wife Lee Whe Choi Min-Sik
Ryoo Seung-Ryong Cho Jin-Woong
Jin Goo Lee Jung-Hyun Kwon Yool