Train to Busan

Yeon Sangho

Zombies threaten the passengers on a Korean high-speed train in this highly skilled, terrifying cross between Snowpiercer and 28 Days Later. The train travellers – including a workaholic and his young daughter – try to keep the bloodthirsty zombies at bay, while receiving some salutary lessons in empathy and courage.

Seokwoo is a typical career man. His work is more important than anything, even when it costs him his marriage and relationship with his young daughter, Sooan. But when he misses Sooan's school show and on top of that gives her the wrong birthday present, he feels so guilty he accedes to her greatest desire: to visit her mother in Busan.
So father and daughter board the high-speed train from Seoul to Busan, unaware of the crisis that is rapidly developing around them: the whole country is in the grip of a zombie outbreak. How should the passengers on the train arm themselves against the terrifyingly violent, lightning-fast zombies? In his first live-action film, Yeon Sangho doesn't take his foot off the gas at all, impressively mixing horror, melodrama and social commentary. He focuses on the inevitable questions in this apocalyptic genre: when push comes to shove, who do you help? And who helps you?

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Filmmaker
Yeon Sangho
Country
South Korea
Year
2016
Medium
DCP
Length
118
Language
Korean
Producer
Lee Dongha
Production Company
RedPeter Film
Sales
Contents Panda
Writer
Park Joosuk, Yeon Sangho
Cinematography
Lee Hyungduk
Editor
Yang Jinmo
Music
Jang Younggyu
Cast
Gong Yoo, Ma Dongseok, Jung Yumi, Kim Suan, Kim Euisung, Choi Wooshik, Ahn Sohee