The Pirates (2014 film)
|Hangul||해적: 바다로 간 산적|
|Revised Romanization||Haejeok: Badaro Gan Sanjeok|
|Directed by||Lee Seok-hoon|
|Produced by||Im Young-ho
|Written by||Chun Sung-il
|Music by||Hwang Sang-jun|
|Distributed by||Lotte Entertainment|
|Box office||US$64.7 million (international)|
On the eve of the founding of the Joseon Dynasty, a whale swallows the Emperor's Seal of State being brought to Joseon by envoys from China. With a big reward on whoever brings back the royal seal, mountain bandits led by Jang Sa-jung go out to sea to hunt down the whale. But he soon clashes with Yeo-wol, a female captain of pirates, and unexpected adventure unfolds.
- Kim Nam-gil as Jang Sa-jung
- Son Ye-jin as Yeo-wol
- Yoo Hae-jin as Cheol-bong
- Lee Geung-young as So-ma
- Oh Dal-su as Han Sang-jil
- Kim Tae-woo as Mo Heung-gap
- Park Chul-min as Monk
- Shin Jung-geun as Yong-gap
- Kim Won-hae as Chun-seop
- Jo Dal-hwan as San-man
- Jo Hee-bong as Oh Man-ho
- Jung Sung-hwa as Park Mo
- Choi Sulli as Heuk-myo
- Lee Yi-kyung as Cham-bok
- Ahn Nae-sang as Jeong Do-jeon
- Kim Kyeong-sik as Subforeman
- Lee Dae-yeon as Yi Seong-gye
- Jeon Bae-soo as Baek Seon-gi
- Park Hae-soo as Hwang Joong-geun
- Lee Do-yeon as young Yeo-wol
- Kim Won-joong as Catfish
- Song Yong-ho as Snakehead
- Moon Seong-bok as Eel
- Lee Gyu-ho as Mool-gom
- Jeon Won-gyu as Pine cone
- Lee Jae-ho as Cudgel
- Kim Jae-hak as Straw
- Kim Ian as Baek Chi
The Pirates sold 272,858 tickets during its first two days of release, placing second on the box office chart behind The Admiral: Roaring Currents. After 17 days in theaters, it became the third Korean film in 2014 to reach 5 million admissions. The film earned a total of US$64.7 million internationally.
Awards and nominations
||Best Actress||Son Ye-jin||Won|
|Best Supporting Actor||Yoo Hae-jin||Won|
|Best Cinematography||Kim Young-ho||Nominated|
|Best Art Direction||Kim Ji-a||Nominated|
|Best Costume Design||Kwon Yu-jin||Nominated|
|Best Lighting||Hwang Soon-wook||Nominated|
|Technical Award (sound)||Lee Seung-yup||Nominated|
||Best Actor||Lee Geung-young||Won|
||Best Film||The Pirates||Won|
|Best Director||Lee Seok-hoon||Won|
||Best Director||Lee Seok-hoon||Nominated|
|Best Supporting Actor||Yoo Hae-jin||Nominated|
|Best Art Direction||Kim Ji-a||Nominated|
|Technical Award||Kang Jong-ik (visual effects)||Won|
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- Official website (Korean)
- The Pirates at Lotte Entertainment
- The Pirates at the Korean Movie Database
- The Pirates at the Internet Movie Database
- The Pirates at HanCinema
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