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Trilogy by director Kim Han Min: from the highest-grossing movie in Korea ever to an ideal portrait of three great naval battles

Every person that is interested in the culture of South Korea knows about Yi Sun Sin who is beloved by the Korean people for his heroic acts in history. But what was his role so that Koreans admire him so much?! The outstanding director Kim Han Min decided to take the responsibility of shooting movies about Admiral Yi Sun Sin.

Janubiy Koreya madaniyatiga qiziqqan har bir inson koreys xalqi tomonidan ardoqlanib kelayotgan tarixiy qahramonlardan biri Yi Sun Sin haqida ma’lumotga ega bo’lsa kerak. Ammo u nima sababdan bunchalar ardoqlanadi?! Taniqli rejissyor Kim Han Min admiral Yi Sun Sinning hayoti va tarixdagi o’rni haqida bir emas bir nechta filmlarni suratga olish mas'uliyatini o'z zimmasiga oladi.




Yi Sun Sin was a Korean admiral and military general famed for his victories against the Japanese navy during the Imjin War in the Joseon Dynasty. He was the admiral of Joseon’s navy forces. The Imjin War commonly known as the Japanese invasion of Joseon, took place from 1592 to 1598. In the Imjin War Yi Sun Sin played the key role in battling against the Japanese navy. His wisdom, strategies and insight helped him to win the battle several times.

Yi Sun Sin koreyalik admiral va harbiy general bo'lib, Choson qirolligining Imjin urushi paytida Yaponiya flotiga qarshi g'alabalari sababchisi va shu urushlarda dengiz flotining admiral edi. Imjin urushi 1592-yildan 1598-yilgacha Yaponiyaning Joseonga bostirib kirishi bilan boshlanadi. Imjin urushida Yi Sun Sin yapon flotiga qarshi kurashda muhim rol o'yngan. Uning donoligi, strategiyasi va ziyrakligi unga bir necha bor jangda g'alaba qozonishga yordam beradi.


So, the first movie of the trilogy – “The Admiral: Roaring Currents” was released on the 30th of July, 2014. The movie was about the battle of Myeongnyang which took place in 1597. 61 minutes of the movie are the scenes of battles. The film attracted 17.6 million admissions becoming ‘The most viewed and highest-grossing movie of all time in South Korea’ beating “The Avatar” which had 13 million moviegoers.

Shunday qilib, 2014-yil 30-iyulda trilogiyaning birinchi filmi – “Admiral: Roaring Currents” omma yuzini ko’radi. Film 1597-yilda bo‘lib o‘tgan Myongnyan jangi haqida edi. Filmning 61 daqiqasi jang sahnalaridan iborat. Film 17,6 million tomoshabinga ega bo’ladi va "Janubiy Koreyadagi barcha davrlarning eng ko'p ko'rilgan va eng ko'p daromad keltirgan filmi"ga aylanadi, 13 million tomoshabin tomosha qilgan "Avatar" filmini ortda qoldiradi.




The second movie – “Hansan: Rising Dragon” was released theatrically on the 27th of July 2022. The film depicts the historical Battle of Hansan (1592) which took place five years before the  Battle of Myeongnyang depicted in The Admiral. The film became the second highest-grossing Korean film of 2022 with 7,264,934 admissions and $59,676,622 gross. The movie consists of 51 minutes of naval battling scenes.

Ikkinchi film - "Hansan: Rising Dragon" 2022-yil 27-iyulda kinoteatrlarda namoyish etildi. Filmda birinchi filmda tasvirlangan Myeongnyang jangidan besh yil oldin sodir bo'lgan tarixiy Hansan jangi (1592) tasvirlangan. Film 7 milliondan ortiq tomoshabinga ega bo’lib 2022-yilning ikkinchi eng ko‘p daromad keltirgan koreys filmiga aylandi. Filmning 51 daqiqasi dengiz jangi sahnalaridan iborat.




Recently, on December 20th the last final film of the trilogy – “Noryang: Deadly Sea” was released. The movie depicts the historical battle of Noryang, the last and major naval battle between Japan and Joseon which took place from 1592 to 1598.

O’tgan 2023-yilning 20-dekabr kuni trilogiyaning so'nggi yakuniy filmi - "Noryang: Deadly Sea" omma yuzini ko’rdi. Filmda Noryang tarixiy jangi, Yaponiya va Choson o'rtasidagi 1592-yilda boshlanib 1598 yilgacha davom etgan  oxirgi va yirik dengiz janggi tasvirlangan.




In the interview with Newsweek, the director of the trilogy Kim Han Min explained the characters of his films as given below:

“The three naval battles differ in their characteristics. The Battle of Hansan Island demonstrated Admiral Yi's wisdom; the Battle of Myeongnyang demonstrated his courage; and the Battle of Noryang demonstrated his insight...capturing these three facets of his character was a great challenge and also an honor”.

Newsweek jurnaliga bergan intervyusida trilogiya rejissyori Kim Han Min o'z filmlari qahramonlarini quyidagicha tasvirlaydi:

“Uchchala dengiz janggini oʻziga xos xususiyatlari bilan farqlash mumkin. Xansan orolidagi jang Admiral Yining donoligini tasvirlasa; Myongnyang jangi uning jasoratini ko'rsatadi; Noryang jangi uning aql-idrokini namoyish etadi ... uning ushbu jihatlarini ko’rsatib berish vazifa ham katta qiyinchilik ham sharafdir ".

        

While watching the movies you can see the hard work of the staff. You can feel that the director and his team, of actors paid attention to each scene so that it was very detailed and well-formed. The costumes of the actors were well-prepared and realistic because I had never seen them in other movies or dramas.

Filmlarni tomosha qilar ekansiz, kino ijodkorlarining mashaqqatli mehnatini ko'rishingiz mumkin. Rejissyor va uning jamoasi, aktyorlar har bir sahnaga e’tibor qaratganini his qilasiz, chunki har bir sahna  juda batafsil va puxta shakllantirilgan. Aktyorlarning liboslari yaxshi tayyorlanganligi va realistik qilib yaratilganligi ularni boshqa kino yoki seriallarda uchratmaganligingizdan dalolatdir.




         In my opinion, every viewer of the trilogy can realize the aim of the director Kim was to help people fully immerse and understand the history, of the admiral Yi Sun Sin his love for the people of Joseon, and his effort to protect the land of his nation.  

Menimcha, trilogiyani tomosha qilgan har bir tomoshabin rejissyor Kimning maqsadi - insonlarga tarixni, admiral Yi Sun Sinning Choson xalqiga bo‘lgan muhabbatini va uning millati, o‘lkasini himoya qilishga bo‘lgan sa’y-harakatlarini to‘liq singdirish va tushunishga yordam berish ekanligini anglash mumkin.

 


Author:Erkinboeva Gulkhayo (굴리)

Translator (Uzbek): Erkinboeva Gulkhayo (굴리)

 

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