Directors’ Showcase / UK premiere

Snowpiercer

  • Bong Joon-ho /
  • South Korea /
  • 2013 /
  • 126 mins

Fiction / English, Korean, Japanese, French

The long-awaited UK premiere of a visionary work by a contemporary master.

In the near future, attempts to find a technological fix for global warming have backfired disastrously. Life is extinct, except for the people and the ecosystem aboard a train that endlessly circles the ice-shrouded globe. Onboard, the lower class are relegated to the crowded back cars whilst the ruling class enjoy lives of luxury in the front - until two brave workers lead a revolution and discover the terrible secrets of Snowpiercer... A thrilling, imaginative and intelligent adventure adapted from Jacques Lob, Jean-Marc Rochette and Benjamin Legrand's acclaimed graphic novel. [15]

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  • #1 alistair richardson / Wednesday 28 May, 2014 / 16:38 GMT

    Very weird movie, based I think on a French comic book. Very French in tone but mediated through Korean ultra-violence. Strange, strange movie.
  • #2 alistair richardson / Wednesday 28 May, 2014 / 16:38 GMT

    Ooops, wrote the above without checking out the description- "graphic novel" not comic book then...
  • #3 vicki johnson / Tuesday 24 June, 2014 / 15:14 GMT

    An infuriating waste of time. Nothing intelligent about it IMHO

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