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The Host

Director: Bong Joon-ho Run Time: 120 min. Format: 35mm Rating: R Release Year: 2006 Language: Korean with English Subtitles

Starring: Ah-sun Ko, Doona Bae, Hae-il Park, Hie-bong Byeon, Kang-ho Song

Director Bong Joon-ho’s enviro-horror fable of monsters both gigantic and human.

A 35mm Presentation.

A monster has emerged from the depths of Seoul’s polluted Han River – a giant, twisted fish creature who rampages along the banks of the river, gorging itself on anyone unfortunate enough to get in its way. As the creature retreats into the river, it snatches a young girl, Park Hyun-seo, as her family watches on, helplessly. Devastated, the Park family and the rest of the survivors get rounded up and placed under quarantine by the American military – until a phone call from Hyun-seo reveals that she has survived her encounter with the monster and is in hiding deep in Seoul’s sewers. To save their youngest, the Parks must escape increasingly aggressive U.S. government agents and venture deep into the monster’s territory.

Part of Nitehawk’s March LARGE AND IN CHARGE screening series.