Train to Busan (2016) Review


Train to Busan (Korean: 부산행; Hanja: 釜山行; RR: Busanhaeng) is a 2016 South Korean action horror film[4] directed by Yeon Sang-ho and starring Gong Yoo, Jung Yu-mi, and Ma Dong-seok.
The film mostly takes place on a train to Busan as a zombie apocalypse suddenly breaks out in the country and threatens the safety of the passengers.
The film premiered in the Midnight Screenings section of the 2016 Cannes Film Festival on 13 May. On 7 August, the film set a record as the first Korean film of 2016 to break the audience record of over 10 million theatergoers. The film serves as a reunion for Gong Yoo and Jung Yu-mi, who both starred in the 2011 film The Crucible. A sequel, Peninsula, was released in South Korea on July 15, 2020.
A chemical leak at a biotech plant causes the start of a zombie apocalypse that slowly spreads across South Korea.
Fund manager Seok-woo is a cynical workaholic and divorced father. His daughter Su-an wants to spend her birthday with her mother in Busan. After being overcome with guilt after watching a video of Su-an suffering from stage fright while singing "Aloha 'Oe" at a recital due to his absence, he decides to take her to Busan via an early KTX 101 from Seoul Station.
Other passengers include working-class man Sang-hwa and his pregnant wife Seong-kyeong; selfish COO Yon-suk; a high school baseball team, including Yong-guk and team cheerleader Jin-hee; elderly sisters In-gil and Jong-gil; and a homeless stowaway.
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