Train to Busan (2016)

1h 58m / Not Rated / Action, Zombie

Seok-woo (Gong Yoo) is not a very good dad. Always preoccupied with work, unable to keep his marriage together, and overcome with guilt when he misses his daughter Su-an’s singing recital, he decides to give her one wish: a trip to Busan to spend her birthday with her mom. But if all their problems could be fixed that easily, Train to Busan would be a short, depressing anecdote and not two hours of claustrophobic, meticulously choreographed zombie action.

Turns out the length of a train ride between Seoul and Busan is more than enough time for a zombie infection epidemic to overwhelm most of South Korea. And not your typical shambling zombies, either; the filmmakers studied the movement of the otherworldly nurses from Silent Hill and the creepy, merciless dolls from Ghost in the Shell. The result is a haunting tale of desperate survival, punctuated with moments of deep sorrow and jaw-dropping effects.

Korean w. English subtitles

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