The Host

(2006)

Overview

Gang-du is a dim-witted man working at his father's tiny snack bar near the Han River. Following the dumping of gallons of toxic waste in the river, a giant mutated squid-like appears and begins attacking the populace. Gang-du's daughter Hyun-seo is snatched up by the creature and he and his family are taken into custody by the military, who fear a virus spread by the creature.. In detention, Gang-du receives a phone call from Hyun-seo, who is not dead, merely trapped in a sewer. With his family to assist him, he sets off to find Hyun-seo.

  1. Bong Joon-ho

    Director, Screenplay

  2. Chul-hyun Baek

    Screenplay

Top Billed Cast

  1. Song Kang-ho

    Song Kang-ho

    Park Gang-du

  2. Byun Hee-bong

    Byun Hee-bong

    Park Hie-bong

  3. Park Hae-il

    Park Hae-il

    Park Nam-il

  4. Bae Doo-na

    Bae Doo-na

    Park Nam-joo

  5. Go Ah-sung

    Go Ah-sung

    Park Hyun-seo

Full Cast & Crew

The Host
The Host

Facts

Original Title 괴물

Status Released

Release Information

  • March 9, 2007
    R
    Theatrical

    Meaning

    Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian 21 or older. The parent/guardian is required to stay with the child under 17 through the entire movie, even if the parent gives the child/teenager permission to see the film alone. These films may contain strong profanity, graphic sexuality, nudity, strong violence, horror, gore, and strong drug use. A movie rated R for profanity often has more severe or frequent language than the PG-13 rating would permit. An R-rated movie may have more blood, gore, drug use, nudity, or graphic sexuality than a PG-13 movie would admit.

Original Language Korean

Runtime 2h 0m

Budget $11,000,000.00

Revenue $88,489,643.00

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