About

Gang-du is a dim-witted man working at his father's tiny snack bar near the Han River. Following the dumping of gallons of toxic waste in the river, a giant mutated squid-like appears and begins attacking the populace. Gang-du's daughter Hyun-seo is snatched up by the creature and he and his family are taken into custody by the military, who fear a virus spread by the creature.. In detention, Ga...

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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 seoul archer snack bar formaldehyde

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