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“Train to Busan” is a 2016 South Korean zombie action-thriller film directed by . The film takes place on a high-speed train from Seoul to Busan, where passengers must fight for their survival against a zombie outbreak that has engulfed the country.

The story follows a divorced father named Seok-woo (played by ) and his young daughter Su-an (played by ) as they board the train. Along the way, they encounter other passengers including a pregnant woman, a high school baseball team, and a selfish businessman who are forced to work together to survive the zombie outbreak.

The film received critical acclaim for its fast-paced action, emotional depth, and social commentary. It won several awards including the Best Film award at the 2016 Sitges Film Festival and the Midnight Madness People's Choice Award at the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival.

“Train to Busan” also became a commercial success, grossing over $93 million worldwide, making it the highest-grossing Korean film in Malaysia, Hong Kong, and Singapore. The film's popularity led to a sequel titled “Peninsula” in 2020.

Overall, “Train to Busan” is considered one of the best zombie films of all time and has been praised for its unique take on the genre. It is a thrilling, heart-pumping ride that offers a poignant commentary on humanity and social class.

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
Production
companies
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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