THE HOST

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Virtual Screening Room Sat, Oct 24 7:00 PM - Sat, Oct 31 6:00 PM
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Virtual Film Category:Bijou Film Board
Series Info
Series:Bijou Horizons
Film Info
Rating:R
Runtime:120 minutes
Director:Bong Joon-ho
Year Released:2006
Production Country:South Korea
Language:Korean, English

Description

"A horror thriller, a political satire, a dysfunctional family comedy, and a touching melodrama, Bong Joon-ho's The Host is also one helluva monster movie" - Jim Emerson, Chicago Sun Times

"Bravely shifting tones from horrific to the slapstick and back again, Bong Joon-ho has made a movie that's comprised almost equally of family sitcom, political indictment, high urban paranoia and maximum-geek, monster-movie delight."- Geoff Pevere, Toronto Star


Careless American military personnel dump chemicals into South Korea's Han River. Several years later, a creature emerges from the tainted waters and sinks its ravenous jaws into local residents. When the creature abducts their daughter (Ah-sung Ko), a vendor (Song Kang-ho) and his family decide that they are the only ones who can save her.

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