The Host

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Overview

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.

Movie Data

Facts

Original Title 괴물

Status Released

Original Language Korean

Runtime 1h 59m

Budget $11,000,000.00

Revenue $88,489,643.00

Homepage http://www.hostmovie.com/

Release Information

  • March 9, 2007
    R, Theatrical

Genres

Keywords

Cast 6

  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

Crew 10

Art

  1. SR

    Seong-hie Ryu
    Production Design

Camera

  1. HK

    Hyung-ku Kim
    Director of Photography

Directing

  1. Bong Joon-ho

    Bong Joon-ho
    Director

Editing

  1. SK

    Sun-min Kim
    Editor

Production

  1. YC

    Yong-bae Choi
    Producer

  2. JJ

    Junyoung Jang
    Producer

  3. JJ

    Junyoung Jang
    Co-Producer

Sound

  1. BL

    Byungwoo Lee
    Original Music Composer

Writing

  1. CB

    Chul-hyun Baek
    Screenplay

  2. Bong Joon-ho

    Bong Joon-ho
    Screenplay

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