“Train to Busan” is a 2016 South Korean action-horror film directed by Yeon Sang-ho and stars Gong Yoo, Jung Yu-mi, and Ma Dong-seok.
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 (Gong Yoo), 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 Yeon Sang-ho
- Best Supporting Actor – Blue Dragon Film Awards (2016) for Ma Dong-seok
- 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.
|Directed by||Yeon Sang-ho|
|Produced by||Lee Dong-ha|
|Written by||Park Joo-suk|
|Starring||Gong Yoo, Ma Dong-seok, Jung Yu-mi, Kim Su-an, Kim Eui-sung, Choi Woo-shik, Ahn So-hee,|
|Music by||Jang Young-gyu|
|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|
|Box office||$98.5 million|