"2014. As global warming becomes increasingly threatening, 79 countries agree to shoot a refrigerant into the upper layers of the Earth's atmosphere: The experiment goes horribly wrong and an ice age ensues. In the year 2031, all life on the planet is extinguished - with the exception of a few hundred passengers on a train that is constantly making its rounds on a gigantic worldwide rail network. Life on board is strictly hierarchically organized: While the privileged revel in luxury and idleness at the front, the majority are held at gunpoint in the rear carriages. But resistance is stirring in the cramped quarters."
Andreas Staben, filmstarts.de
"Based on the comic template 'Le Transperceneige' by Jacques Lob, Benjamin Legrand and Jean-Marc Rochette, South Korea's most commercially successful director Bong Joon-ho (The Host,Mother, Parasite) has written an imaginative, system-critical science fiction script about class struggle, technocracy, drug addiction and the decadence of the rich, and staged it in an immensely exciting way at Barrandov Studios on extremely imaginatively equipped film sets with a star cast."
Ralph Umard, Ray Film Magazine May 2014
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South Korea/Czech Republic 2013.
126 min. color. DCP. E/d
Director: Bong Joon-ho
Screenplay: based on the comic book original "Le Transperceneige" by Jacques Lob, Benjamin Legrand and Jean-Marc Rochette, Bong Joon-ho, Kelly Masterson.
Cinematography: Kyung-pyo Hong
Editing: Steve M. Choe
Music: Marco Beltrami
With: Chris Evans, Jamie Bell, Tilda Swinton
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