Seoul Station

Zombies and social criticism have gone together since George Romero reinvented the genre for a modern era. Now the walking dead are everywhere in pop culture, but Korea has always just missed with their cannibalistic undead output. Until now. In Yeon Sang-ho’s second animated feature, Suk-gyu desperately looks for his teenage runaway daughter, finally getting a lead that she’s sadly trapped in a life of forced prostitution. As he gets closer to finding her, the nearby Seoul Station begins having a bit of a zombie problem among its homeless population. An old man who died during the day is now chowing down on society’s outcasts, and the infection is rapidly spreading. As the government works to seal off the area, it becomes a fight for survival with nowhere to go for the people running from the growing horde. A biting look at one of Korea’s biggest social issues, Seoul Station is bleak, compelling, and political, and earns its place in the zombie pantheon

“I wanted to depict society’s collective rage in a “simple, powerful way” by making a zombie film in which zombies are among people protesting for the democratization of Korea.” Yeon Sang-ho

South Korea
92'
2016

Director
YEON Sang-ho

Script
YEON Sang-ho

Editing
LEE Yeoun-jung
YEON Sang-ho

Production
Studio Dadashow

Cast
LEE Joon
RYU Seung-ryong
SHIM Eun-kyung

Awards
Brussels International Festival of Fantastic Film - Silver Crow
Fantasia International Film Festival - Audience Award for the Best Animation Film

Festivals
22nd Festival on Wheels
Around the World
Dünya Sineması-2016