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The Host

AKA 'Gweomul'. 'Godzilla' meets 'Alien' in this monster movie with everything, from Korean director Joon-ho Bong. Following a careless toxic waste leak into the Han River an energetic, and hungry, monster rises from the depths. Children in peril? Check. Unlikely heroes? Check. Awesome effects? Check. Not to mention political satire, slapstick comedy and a no-holds-barred, knock-out finale. Fantastic all-rounder that thrilled film festival audiences worldwide.

Year: 2006
Genre: Comedy, Science Fiction, Kate's Favourites, Korean Cinema, Film Festivals 2006, Movies (1001 You Must See Before You Die), Adam's Favourites
Country: Korea
Director: Joon-ho Bong
Starring: Kang-ho Song, Hie-bong Byeon, Ah-sung Ko, Hae-il Park, Bae Doo-na
Duration: 115 Minutes
Rating: R13 - Violence, horror scenes and offensive language.
Subtitles: Yes
7/10
Location in store: Foreign (Korea)

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