The Host

Cinema Abroad


Film Info
Series:Cinema Abroad
Run Time:120 min
Release Year:2006
Country:South Korea
Sponsored By:Clyde Coffee
Original Language:Korean
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Bong Joon-ho
Cast Members:Kang-ho Song, Hee-bong Byun, Hae-il Park
Writers:Bong Joon-ho


Cinema Abroad
Clyde Coffee and The Roxy Theater are thrilled to present Cinema Abroad, a series of classic and contemporary foreign films.

On the heels of Bong Joon-ho's terrifying Parasite becoming an international sensation and racking up multiple Academy Award nominations, we present the Korean master's breakout hit The Host, which features a very different kind of monstrosity...

When a young girl is snatched away from her father by a horrifying giant monster that emerges from the River Han to wreak havoc on Seoul, her entire family sets out to locate the beast and bring their little girl back home to safety. Along with his slow-witted eldest son, Gang-du; Gang-du's young daughter, Hyun-seo; archery champion daughter Nam-joo; and unemployed, shirker son, Nam-il, Hee-Bong has managed to maintain a close relationship with his family despite the hardships that come with being a single father. When a rampaging fiend erupts from the Han and throws the city of Seoul into a state of emergency, Gang-du is heartbroken to see his precious little girl scooped up by the scaly creature and spirited away to an unknown destination. This is one family that always sticks together, though, and as the rest of the city denizens scramble to take cover, Hee-bong, Gang-du, Nam-joo, and Nam-il set out to prove that they're not letting their little girl go without a fight. As viscerally pleasing as it is intellectually satisfying, The Host combines scares, laughs, and satire into a riveting, monster movie.