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Train to Busan


Fund manager Seok-woo (Gong Yoo) boards a train from Seoul to Busan together with his daughter Su-an (Kim Su-an), little dreaming that an infected woman will start a zombie outbreak on the trainā€¦ Forget snakes on a plane, hereā€™s undead on a train, in a movie that made the director famous internationally. Itā€™s his first non-animated, with a simple but visually spectacular concept. The story builds like a traditional disaster flick that segues into a World War Z-style zombie movie; the attacks are swift, uncontrolled and overwhelming. In the middle of the chaos, the filmmakers also find time to explore human behavior in times of crisis.

2016-South Korea. 118 min. Color. Produced byĀ Lee Dong-ha. Directed byĀ Yeon Sang-ho. Screenplay: Yeon Sang-ho, Park Joo-suk. Cinematography: Lee Hyung-deok. Cast: Gong Yoo (Seok-woo), Ma Dong-seok (Sang-hwa), Kim Su-an (Su-an), Jung Yu-mi, Choi Woo-shik, Sohee.

Trivia: Original title: Busanhaeng. Followed by an animated prequel, Seoul Station (2016), and a sequel, Peninsula (2020).Ā 

Last word: ā€œIā€™ve filmed realistic action films before so I thought they were doable, but fighting with the zombies was extremely complicated. Even if I try to match their movements, their bodies are always convulsing and their arms twisted, so when they attack itā€™s hard to take it from the receiving end. Itā€™s also difficult to figure out where to hit them during fight scenes because zombies are always moving.ā€ (Gong Yoo, Indiewire)



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