• Tue. Mar 28th, 2023

“Train to Busan” is a 2016 South Korean action-horror film directed by and stars , , and .

Synopsis: The film follows a group of passengers on a train from Seoul to Busan, which is suddenly overrun by a zombie outbreak. Seok-woo (), a workaholic fund manager, is taking his daughter to Busan to see her mother. As they fight to survive, the passengers must battle the zombie hordes and their own fears and prejudices in order to stay alive and make it to their destination.

Awards: “Train to Busan” received critical acclaim and won several awards, including:

  • Best Film – Sitges Film Festival (2016)
  • Best Director – Fantasia International Film Festival (2016) for
  • Best Supporting Actor – Blue Dragon Film Awards (2016) for
  • Best Cinematography – Buil Film Awards (2016) for Lee Hyung-deok
  • Best Special Effects – Buil Film Awards (2016)
  • Best Film – Baeksang Arts Awards (2017)

The film was also nominated for several other awards, including Best Film and Best Director at the Asian Film Awards, and Best Sound at the Golden Horse Awards. It was praised for its intense action sequences, emotional performances, and social commentary on class, prejudice, and human behavior in times of crisis.

Hangul 부산행
Hanja 釜山行
Revised Romanization Busanhaeng
Directed by
Produced by Lee Dong-ha
Written by Park Joo-suk
Starring , , , , , , ,
Music by Jang Young-gyu
Cinematography Lee Hyung-deok
Edited by Yang Jin-mo
Next Entertainment World RedPeter Film
Distributed by Next Entertainment World
Release date 13 May 2016 (Cannes) 20 July 2016 (South Korea)
Running time 118 minutes
Country South Korea
Language Korean
Budget $8.5 million
Box office $98.5 million

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