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A Feature film by Bong Joon-ho

Production year : 2013


    After a second Ice Age chilled the earth, several thousand survivors packed into a train that has been traveling for 17 years. In the tail of the relentless Snowpiercer, the oppressed masses are gradually losing patience, prevented by a small, well-armed force from moving forwards toward the engine and confronting Wilford, the mysterious creator of the express. Korean master of the art-house genre flick Bong Joon-ho shot this dystopian spectacular as his first English-language film, basing it on the French graphic novel Le Transperceneige, published in 1982. Made at Prague’s Barrandov Studios, this blockbuster with its philosophical subtext came into being with the considerable support of production designer Ondřej Nekvasil, the internationally renowned Czech art director and stage designer. The diverse yet flawless and compelling cast traveling on this train include Chris Evans (Captain America), John Hurt (The Elephant Man), Octavia Spencer (Fruitvale), Song Kang-ho (The Host), Tilda Swinton (Orlando), and Ed Harris (Pollock).

    Actors (6)

    Production and distribution (2)

    Foreign production companies :

    CJ E&M Corporation, Moho Film

    French distribution :


    Full credits (3)

    Screenwriter :

    Bong Joon-ho

    Music Composer :

    Marco Beltrami

    Director of Photography :

    Hong Kyung-pyo

    Technical details

    Feature film

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    Coproducer countries :

    United States, France, Czech Republic, South Korea

    Original French-language productions :


    Production year :


    French release :

    Runtime :

    2 h 5 min

    Current status :

    Approval :

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