The Host

The Host

Directed by: Bong Joon-ho

Friday, October 12 - Saturday, October 13, 2012

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Chosen by Eder C. (floor staff)

35mm print “[This] monster flick is now South Korea’s all-time box-office champ, having been seen by 13 million of the country’s 48 million inhabitants. In many ways, it’s actually a very traditional creature feature, where careless pollution by the US military spawns a huge fleet-footed amphibian thingummy that appears on the riverbank to munch on fistfuls of passers-by before carrying the survivors to its hidden lair to snack on later. Constructed around surprisingly graceful digital effects (courtesy of San Francisco outfit, The Orphanage), this self-evident crowdpleaser skilfully strings together hair-raising scares, jet-black comedy and plucky heroism as an ordinary dysfunctional family set aside their differences to try to rescue their daughter from the beastie’s clutches.” – Time Out (London)

NR, 120 Minutes
, 2006




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