Workaholic divorced fund manager Seok-woo (Yoo Gong) reluctantly agrees to take his young daughter Soo-an (Soo-an Kim) by bullet train from Seoul to Busan to visit her mother. Among the other people on board are a macho working class man and his wife, a baseball player, a cheerleader and a corporate executive. Just as the train is due to depart, a visibly unwell woman clambers aboard. She's incubating a virulent zombie virus that has just thrown the entire nation into chaos and is about to rip through the train as it speeds across the country, leaving passengers with no means of escape! As the passengers become infected, Seok-woo and Su-an are trapped on the speeding train, struggling to survive. Their only hope is Busan, a city that has successfully fended off the viral outbreak but on their way they must fight for their own survival…


South Koreas highest grossing film ever, “Train To Busan” is a thrill ride of a film that easily trumps Hollywood films of the same genre in terms of excitement and thrills. Once the story kicks into gear the pace is relentless as Zombies chase the train passengers everywhere they go.

Some of the set pieces, which will draw comparisons to “World War Z”, are utterly startling. These are not the slow plodding zombies of the Resident Evil films, their fast and hunt in large packs.

The film deserves a wide audience and don’t be put off by the thought of watching a film with subtitles. Anyone that loves films like “Resident Evil” and TV programs such as “The Walking Dead” have to go and see “Train To Busan” if they don’t they’ll miss one of the films of the last couple of months.

How long before we get a Hollywood remake and can it better a film that’s almost perfect?

Train To Busan (15)

1h 58m

Director: Sang-ho Yeon
Starring: Yoo Gong, Soo-an Kim, Yu-mi Jeong

UK Release: Friday 28th October 2016