Train to Busan (2016)

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While a zombie virus breaks out in South Korea, passengers struggle to survive on the train from Seoul to Busan.


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14 September 2016 | claudio_carvalho
| One of the Best Zombie Films ever Made
The investment manager Seok Woo (Yoo Gong) is a divorced man that lives in Seoul, with his daughter a Soo-an (Soo-an Kim) and his mother. Seok Woo is a selfish man and neglects Soo-an that misses her mother that lives in Busan. On Soo-an's birthday, she asks to visit her mother and Seok Woo travels with her with the intention of returning after lunch. They board the fast train KTX and a sick woman also boards another wagon. During the journey, the woman attacks a train staff and soon all the passenger in the wagon are attacked turning into zombies. Soon Seok Woo realizes that there is a zombie outbreak in South Korea and together with the passenger Sang Hwa (Dong-seok Ma), who is traveling with his pregnant wife Sung Gyeong (Yu-mi Jeong), they isolate the safe front wagons from the infected ones. Along their journey, the non-infected passengers have to fight the zombies and the selfishness of the human being.

"Busanhaeng", a.k.a. "Train to Busan", is one of the best zombie films ever made. The story is original and there is deep character development, which is not usual in horror movies, showing the different behavior of the human being in a stressful situation depending on his or her character (or lack of). The direction is amazing and the action scenes are fantastic. The screenplay is melodramatic but also attractive; the beautiful cinematography and special effects and make-up are highlighted by perfect edition. The cast has good performance but the girl Soo-an Kim is impressive and steals the show. We hope Hollywood industry does not destroy this little gem with the usual remake. My vote is eight.

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Release Date:

20 July 2016


Korean, Hawaiian

Country of Origin

South Korea

Filming Locations

Dongdaegu Station, Daegu, Yeongnam, South Korea

Box Office


KRW10,000,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$284,776 24 July 2016

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:


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