The Host

D: Bong Joon-ho

Sat, Apr 12, 2008
10 pm
Admission: 5 Euros, concessions 3 Euros

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The Host (film still), © MFA+

This is not only a horror film but also a family comedy and a political satire. A father starts hunting monsters, one of his daughters phones from the monster’s fangs; the monster mutates in the chemically polluted water and one of the sisters turns into a bow-and-arrow-shooting super girl.

Bong Joon-ho’s wild genre-mix has made him into a cult star in South Korea, where one person in four (!) bought a ticket for The Host.

The Host / Gwoemul

Feature film, South Korea 2006, 119 min, Engl. subtitles