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“Snowpiercer” is a 2013 South Korean science-fiction action film directed by and starring an ensemble cast that includes , , , , and . The film is based on the French graphic novel “Le Transperceneige” by Jacques Lob, Benjamin Legrand, and Jean-Marc Rochette.


In a post-apocalyptic future, the world has become a frozen wasteland after a failed attempt to stop global warming. The last remnants of humanity live aboard a massive, constantly-moving train called the Snowpiercer, which travels around the world in a perpetual motion machine. The train is strictly divided by class, with the wealthy elite living in the front and the poor and oppressed living in the tail.

Curtis (), a member of the tail-end group, leads a revolt against their oppressors and plans to take over the engine and control of the train. As they progress through the various compartments, they face numerous obstacles and challenges, including brutal fights with the elite guards and revelations about the true nature of the train's society.


“Snowpiercer” received critical acclaim for its unique premise, stunning visuals, and strong performances. It won several awards at various film festivals, including the Best International Film at the Fantasia International Film Festival and Best Film at the Sitges Film Festival.

The film was also nominated for several awards, including Best Director and Best Adapted Screenplay at the 2014 Korean Association of Film Critics Awards and Best Foreign Language Film at the 2014 Saturn Awards.

Overall, “Snowpiercer” has gained a devoted following of fans and is considered one of the best sci-fi films of the 2010s. It has since inspired a television series adaptation of the same name, which premiered in 2020.

Directed by
Produced by Jeong Tae-sung Steven Nam Park Chan-wook Lee Tae-hun
Screenplay by Kelly Masterson
Story by
Based on Le Transperceneige
by Jacques LobBenjamin LegrandJean-Marc Rochette
Starring , , , , , , , , ,
Music by Marco Beltrami
Cinematography Hong Kyung-pyo
Edited by Steve M. Choe Changju Kim
Moho Film Opus Pictures Union Investment Partners Stillking Films
Distributed by CJ Entertainment (South Korea)
Release date 29 July 2013 (Times Square) 1 August 2013 (South Korea)
Running time 126 minutes
Countries South Korea Czech Republic
Language English
Budget $40 million
Box office $86.8 million

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