Train to Busan

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Train to Busan
Revised RomanizationBusanhaeng
Directed byYeon Sang-ho
Written byPark Joo-suk
Produced by
  • Lee Dong-ha
CinematographyLee Hyung-deok
Edited byYang Jin-mo
Music byJang Young-gyu
Distributed byNext Entertainment World
Release dates
  • 13 May 2016 (2016-05-13) (Cannes)
  • 20 July 2016 (2016-07-20) (South Korea)
Running time
118 minutes[1]
CountrySouth Korea
Budget$8.5 million[2]
Box office$98.5 million[3]

Train to Busan (Hangul: 부산행; RR: Busanhaeng, lit: To Busan) is a 2016 South Korean zombie apocalypse action thriller movie[4][5][6][7][8] directed by Yeon Sang-ho and starring Gong Yoo, Jung Yu-mi, Kim Su-an, Choi Woo-shik, Ahn So-hee, and Ma Dong-seok with Kim Eui-sung.[9] The movie mostly takes place on a high-speed train from Seoul to Busan, as a zombie apocalypse suddenly breaks out in the country putting the safety of the passengers at risk.

The movie premiered on 13 May 2016 at the Cannes Film Festival.[10][11][12][13] On 7 August, the movie set a record as the first Korean movie of 2016 to break the audience record of over 10 million audience turnout.[14][15]

Its sequel is the 2020 movie Peninsula.

Variety said in December 2016 that Gaumont would remake Train to Busan in English.[16]

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  1. "Train to Busan (15)". British Board of Film Classification. 20 September 2016. Retrieved 8 December 2016.
  2. Noh, Jean (13 August 2018). "'Train To Busan' director Yeon Sang-ho working on sequel". Screen Daily. Media Business Insight Limited. Retrieved 21 November 2018.
  3. "Busanhaeng (2016)". The Numbers. Retrieved 19 July 2020.
  4. "Train to Busan (2016) – Box Office Mojo".
  5. "Review: Train to Busan". 23 August 2016. Retrieved 28 March 2018.
  6. "Daum영화 <부산행>". Retrieved 28 March 2018.
  7. "Train to Busan (Korean Movie - 2016) - 부산행". HanCinema. Retrieved 28 March 2018.
  8. Tallerico, Brian. "Train to Busan Movie Review & Film Summary (2016) - Roger Ebert". Retrieved 28 March 2018.
  9. Kay, Jeremy (9 June 2016). "Well Go USA Entertainment boards 'Train To Busan'". Screen Daily. Retrieved 10 June 2016.
  10. "Cannes 2016: Film Festival Unveils Official Selection Lineup". Variety. 14 April 2016. Retrieved 14 April 2016.
  11. "'Train to Busan' to screen at Cannes". The Korea Times. 2 May 2016.
  12. "Zombies fail to impress in 'Train to Busan'". 19 July 2016.
  13. Chen, Heather (3 August 2016). "Train to Busan: Zombie film takes S Korea by storm". BBC News. Retrieved 22 August 2016.
  14. notclaira (2016-08-07). ""Train To Busan" Is The First Korean Film Of 2016 To Break This Audience Record". Soompi. Retrieved 2016-08-07.
  15. Byun, Hee-won. "Korean Movies Prove Box-Office Gold". The Chosun Ilbo. Chosun Media. Retrieved 6 September 2016.
  16. Kil, Sonia; Keslassy, Elsa (7 December 2016). "'Train to Busan' English-Language Remake Rights Go to Gaumont". Variety.

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