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...

7.0
417
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

Photos

Lists

#804 on 1,000 greatest films They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?

#98 on The 21st Century Most Acclaimed Films They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?

#136 on 500 Essential Cult Movies Jennifer Eiss

#81 on The 100 Best Films Of World Cinema Empire