South Korean blockbuster zombie film “Train to Busan”, directed by Yeon Sang-Ho and that we had at Molins Horror Film Festival 2016 within the 12 Hours Horror Marathon, has premiered today in Spanish cinemas. The film won the MolinsHorror Audience Award 2016.
In its première in South Korea, Train to Busan raised more than $38,8million and gathered an audience of more than five million people. We have been honoured to have this horror feature film in our 35th edition of the Molins de Rei Horror Film Festival. We had the chance to enjoy this wonderful film where thrill and family drama overshadow gore and blood. The film was given the Audience Award at Horror Molins but it was not the only prize it got: reviews were excellent both at the Cannes Festival as well as Sitges.
Directed by the well known Yeon Sang-HO, who had been present at the Festival de Sitges in 2013 with the feature film The Fake, which was awarded the Best Animation Film Award. In this occasion the Korean director is presenting his first live-action work adapting the zombie anime Seoul Station set in the South Korean train network.
The film is starred by well known Korean actors such as Kim Soo-ahn or Yoo Gong and will satisfy all horror film fans. The film premieres today in Spain thanks to A Contracorriente Films.
Original Title: Busanhaeng
Timing: 118 min.
Nationality: South Korea
Director: Yeon Sang-Ho
Screenplay: Yeon Sang-Ho
Music: Jang Young-gyu
Photography: Lee Hyung-deok
Cast: Kim Soo-ahn, Dong-seok Ma, Yoo Gong, Woo-sik Choi
Sok-woo and his daughter Soo-ahn take the intercity train to visit the girl’s mum. Although Sok-woo is not feeling like visiting his ex-wife, he finally accepts at his daughter’s insistence. However, they don’t know that they are travelling with a very special passenger. A zombie infection has out-broken at the Seoul stations where the two protagonists boarded the train. After an infected traveller spreads the infection, struggle for survival will start out along the train.