Train to Busan. 2016. South Korea. Written and directed by Yeon Sang-ho. In Korean; English subtitles. 118 min.
Apocalypse is imminent when passengers on a high-speed train from Seoul to Busan find out a zombie virus is sweeping across the nation, and in no time flat the menacing zombie hordes are descending from left and right. As always, human nature reveals itself in times of desperation; some passengers are willing to help others flee, but there are also those who are only concerned with self-preservation. At the center of it all is Seok-woo (Gong Yoo), a mercenary fund manager taking his young daughter to see his ex-wife, who has apparently told the little girl her father is a selfish man. Is this the perfect opportunity for Seok-woo to redeem himself in front of his child? Who will survive the mayhem? This adrenaline-filled zombie thriller is animator Yeon San-ho’s live-action debut. An English-language remake is in the works, but this original will certainly stand the test of time. Since *Train to Busan*’s premiere at the Cannes Film Festival’s Midnight Screenings section, a zombie craze has gone viral around the globe.