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In Bong Joon-ho’s politically-pointed, brilliantly-executed sci-fi thrill-ride, a post-apocalyptic ice age forces humanity’s last survivors to hop aboard a globe-spanning, perpetually-moving supertrain.
“A visionary, thrilling work … a crystallization of Bong Joon-ho’s status as one of our most exciting filmmakers.” – Oliver Lyttelton, Playlist
Unfortunately, even in the frozen post-apocalyptic future, the old class system still rules, and the train’s inhabitants are divided by social status: the poor and oppressed in back, the rich and powerful up front. But, that’s all about to change thanks to a rebel named Curtis (Chris Evans, Captain America), who gathers the downtrodden together for a violent revolution, leading the tail passengers to the front of the train in order to take control of the engine … and the future of the world! Working with an all-star international cast – including Tilda Swinton, Jamie Bell, Ed Harris, John Hurt and Octavia Spencer – and the largest budget of his career, with Snowpiercer, director Bong Joon-ho has crafted a blazingly original – and darkly funny – vision of the future that’s also frighteningly relevant to our world today. (Dir. by Bong Joon-ho, 2013, South Korea/USA/France/Czech Republic, in English/Korean/French/Japanese with subtitles, 126 mins., Rated R)