The Host

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Gang-du is a dim-witted man working at his father's tiny snack bar near the Han River. One day, Gang-du's one and only daughter Hyun-seo comes back from school irritated. She is angry at her uncle, Nam-il, who visited her school as her guardian shamelessly drunk. Ignoring her father's excuses for Nam-il, Hyun-seo is soon engrossed in her aunt Nam-joo's archery tournament on TV. Meanwhile, outside of the snack bar, people are fascinated by an unidentified object hanging onto a bridge. In an instant, the object reveals itself as a terrifying creature turning the riverbank into a gruesome sea of blood¡¦ Amid the chaos, Hyun-seo is helplessly snatched up by the creature right before Gang-du's eyes. These unforeseen circumstances render the government powerless to act. But receiving a call of help from Hyun-seo, the once-ordinary citizen Gang-du and his family are thrust into a battle with the monster to rescue their beloved Hyun-seo.

  1. Bong Joon-ho

    Director, Screenplay

  2. Chul-hyun Baek


Top Billed Cast

  1. Kang-ho Song

    Kang-ho Song

    Park Gang-du

  2. Park Hae-Il

    Park Hae-Il

    Park Nam-il

  3. Bae Doona

    Bae Doona

    Park Nam-joo

  4. Ko Ah-Sung

    Ko Ah-Sung

    Park Hyun-seo

  5. Byun Hee-bong

    Byun Hee-bong

    Park Hie-bong

  6. Scott Wilson

    Scott Wilson

    American Doctor

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Movie Data


Original Title 괴물

Status Released

Original Language Korean

Runtime 1h 59m

Budget $11,000,000.00

Revenue $88,489,643.00


Release Information

  • March 9, 2007
    R, Theatrical



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