Train to Busan

Yeon Sang-ho/118 minutes/2016/South Korea/Fiction

SHOWTIMES:

WED 30 NOV | 20.00 – 22.00 | EMPIRE XXI

Synopsis

Seok-Woo adalah seorang manajer keuangan di Seoul yang tinggal bersama putrinya, Soo-An, terpisah dari istrinya. Seok-Woo tidak punya banyak waktu bersama putrinya. Pada malam sebelum Soo-An berulang tahun, Soo-An bersikeras ingin menemui ibunya. Seok-Woo tidak punya pilihan lain selain membawanya ke Busan. Keesokan harinya, mereka naik kereta di Stasiun Seoul. Sebelum kereta berangkat, seorang gadis yang tampak seperti zombie melompat masuk ke kereta. Gadis itu terinfeksi virus mengerikan yang menyebar dengan cepat. Seok-Woo dan penumpang lainnya harus berjuang untuk hidup mereka.

Seok-Woo is a fund manager in Seoul who lives separately from his wife, with his daughter, Soo-An. Seok-Woo does not spend much time with his daughter. On the night before Soo-An’s birthday, Soo-An insists on seeing her mother. Seok-Woo has no other choice, but to take her to Busan. The next morning, they board on a train at Seoul Station. Before the train runs, a zombie-like girl jumps onto it. The girl is infected with a horrific virus that spreads like wildfire. Seok-Woo and the other passengers on must now fight for their lives (edited from: AsianWiki).

Trailer

Director

Ia menyutradarai film pendek animasi pertamanya, Megalomania of D (1997), D-Day (2000), dan The Hell (2003). Ia mendirikan rumah produksinya sendiri, Studio Dadashow, pada tahun 2004. Dua film pendek animasinya, The Hell: Two Kinds of Life (2006) dan Love is Protein (2008), diundang ke berbagai festival film internasional. The Hell: Two Kinds of Life memenangkan Asian Ghost Award di Short Shorts Film Festival Asia dan Public Award for Best Film School (Short Film Battle Royal) di Lyon Asian Film Festival pada tahun 2007; dan Love is Protein diputar dalam kompetisi di 2009 Curtocircuit International Short Film Festival of Santiago de Compostela. Yeon juga menyutradarai trailer animasi pembuka untuk Busan International Film Festival pada tahun 2010.

He directed his early animated short films, Megalomania of D (1997), D-Day (2000), and The Hell (2003). He set up his own production house, Studio Dadashow, in 2004. His two animated shorts, The Hell: Two Kinds of Life (2006) and Love is Protein (2008), were invited to various international film festivals. The Hell: Two Kinds of Life won the Asian Ghost Award at the Short Shorts Film Festival Asia and the Public Award for Best Film School (Short Film Battle Royal) at the 2007 Lyon Asian Film Festival; and Love is Protein was screened in competition at the 2009 Curtocircuit International Short Film Festival of Santiago de Compostela. Yeon also directed the animated opening trailer for the Busan International Film Festival in 2010 (edited from: Wikipedia).