About

Gang-du is a dim-witted man working at his father's tiny snack bar near the Han River. One day, Gang-du's one and only daughter Hyun-seo comes back from school irritated. She is angry at her uncle, Nam-il, who visited her school as her guardian shamelessly drunk. Ignoring her father's excuses for Nam-il, Hyun-seo is soon engrossed in her aunt Nam-joo's archery tournament on TV. Meanwhile, outside...

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Directed by

Bong Joon-ho

Written by

Bong Joon-ho (Screenplay)
Chul-hyun Baek (Screenplay)

Runtime

120 minutes

Country

South Korea

Language

Korean

Tagline

Monsters are real.

Cast

Keywords

daughter family monster river pollution bravery sewerage archer snack bar formaldehyde

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Lists

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#136 on 500 Essential Cult Movies Jennifer Eiss

#81 on The 100 Best Films Of World Cinema Empire