Several groups of people try to survive a zombie pandemic that unleashes itself in downtown Seoul.

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Sang-ho Yeon

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Sang-ho Yeon
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Credited cast:
Seung-ryong Ryu ... Suk-gyu (voice) (as Ryu Seung-Ryong)
Shim Eun-kyung ... Hye-Sun (voice)
Joon Lee ... Ki-woong (voice)
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Sang-hee Lee ... (voice)
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Amid busy and indifferent passers-by, a rough-looking homeless man with a bleeding neck-wound finds refuge in bustling Seoul Station. Ignored by everyone, the weary vagabond, who seems to be bitten by something, slowly succumbs to his lethal trauma and dies, only to come back as a ravenous reanimated corpse, attacking and spreading his virulent disease. Now, against the backdrop of a sudden zombie outbreak, three lucky survivors--the teenager runaway, Hye-Sun; her layabout boyfriend, Ki-woong, and her desperate father, Suk-gyu--fight tooth-and-nail to reunite. But, this is only the first night of the unforeseen epidemic, and all hope seems lost. Are the walking dead the only monsters? Written by Nick Riganas

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The animated prequel to TRAIN TO BUSAN.


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The events in Seoul Station (2016) take place one day before the events in the live action sequel Train to Busan (2016). See more »

Goofs

When Ki-woong and Hye-sun's father are at the inn they get attacked by the neighbors. During the attack it appears that they both have their shoes on, then while escaping through the toilet's window Ki-woong is bare foot. But Ki-woong is seen briefly shuffling his feet as he enters his apartment, implying his shoes were removed off-screen. See more »

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Followed by Train to Busan Presents: Peninsula (2020) See more »

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brutal mix of zombies and social commentary
24 April 2019 | by cheroldSee all my reviews

After watching the South Korean zombie thrillride Train to Busan, I looked up the director, Sang-ho Yeon, and learned that his early career consisted not of live-action thrillers but of animated dramas that took on serious issues. I then watched Seoul Station, which is an animated feature about the same zompocalypse that seems to be a bridge between those early films (which I still haven't seen) and Busan, mixing zombie action with a serious message about the plight of the homeless.

Apparently made before Busan but not given wide release until that movie's success, Seoul Station begins with an injured homeless person staggering through the city. A homeless friend can't get help from the harsh world, the homeless guy turns into a zombie, and all hell breaks lose.

The action is constant and the characters are interesting if not generally likable. It's got some interesting twists and takes a dim view of the police. The animation is fine and possibly motion-captured but not much of it is memorable.

It's really a good movie, and at some point I will check out Yeon's other animated films. I'd recommend it.


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Official Sites:

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Country:

South Korea

Language:

Korean

Release Date:

17 August 2016 (South Korea) See more »

Also Known As:

Seoul Station See more »

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South Korea

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