The Host (Gwoemul)

Gang-du works at a food-stand on the banks of the Han River. Dozing on the job, he is awakened by his daughter, Hyun-seo, who is angry with him for missing a teacher-parent meeting at school. As Gang-du walks out to the riverbank with a delivery, he notices that a large crowd of people have gathered, taking pictures and talking about something hanging from the Han River Bridge. The otherwise idyllic landscape turns suddenly to bedlam, when a terrifying creature climbs up onto the riverbank and begins to crush and eat people. Gang-du and his daughter run for their lives, but suddenly the being grabs Hyun-seo and disappears back into the river. The government announces that the monstrous thing apparently is the Host of an unidentified virus. Having feared the worst, Gang-du receives a phone call from his daughter who is frightened, but very much alive. Gang-du soon makes plans to infiltrate the forbidden zone near the Han River to rescue his daughter from the clutches of the horrifying Host.

- Synopsis provided by CinemaSource

Credits

Director:

  • Bong Joon-ho

Cast:

  • Kang-ho Song
  • Hie-bong Byeon
  • Hae-il Park
  • Du-na Bae
  • Ah-sung Ko

Writers:

  • Bong Joon-ho
  • Baek Chul-hyun

Producer:

  • Choi Yong-bae

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