SEOUL STATION (서울역)

Directed by: Yeon Sang-ho 2015 | 92 min.

Section: Fantastic Asia

Premiere: Hawaii Premiere

Countries: South Korea

Languages: Korean, with English subtitles

Genres: Animation, Asian Cinema, Disaster, Horror, Science Fiction


Synopsis

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The prequel to hit summer film TRAIN TO BUSAN, SEOUL STATION is the craziest zombie thriller this fall! Written and directed by Yeon Sang-ho (TRAIN TO BUSAN, KING OF PIGS), this animated film chronicles the inception of a zombie outbreak in Seoul, told from the perspective of two unlikely heroes – a homeless man and a young runaway girl.

When a homeless man is bitten by a dog, he contracts a mysterious infection that turns him into a mindless bloodthirsty zombie-like creature. The virus quickly spreads first through the homeless community, causing them to flee onto the streets in search of help, but to no avail. Meanwhile, a young runaway teen, unwittingly stumbles onto the horde after having a blowout fight with her boyfriend. When the girl and one of the homeless men find themselves trapped together in a police station filled with the living dead, they must rely on each other in a seemingly futile escape effort that takes them across the streets of Seoul.

Stunning, gritty, and beautifully animated, SEOUL STATION is simultaneously a classic zombie horror film, and a searing commentary on contemporary Korean society. Centering the story on some of Korea’s most marginalized people, director Yeon Sang-ho viscerally dissects prejudice and human fear, bringing the film to a shocking conclusion that will leave you breathless.
-Anna Page

Screenings

Friday, November 04 6:30 PM Dole Cannery H Date Passed
Tuesday, November 08 6:00 PM Dole Cannery D Date Passed

Cast & Crew

Director Yeon Sang-ho
Producer Lee Dong-ha, Yeon Sang-ho, Suh Young-Joo
Cast Shim Eun-Kyong, Lee Joon, Ryu Seung-Ryong
Writer Yeon Sang-ho
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