Seoul Station

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    Seoul Station

    Directed by

    South Korea

    2016

    92 min

    • Korean

    Animation

    At Seoul Station after sunset, an old homeless man, one of many, is seen as he gobbles up another. Soon, the streets around the area are covered with madmen. Hae-sun, a runaway teenager, breaks up with her boyfriend who forces her into prostitution. She leaves the shabby inn that they were staying at near the station and witnesses people being attacked. The attacked become attackers, increasing their numbers exponentially. The government declares a lock out of the entire area. The normal people run from the attackers, but without a place to run to.

    Awards

    • Best Animated Feature Film - Asia Pacific Screen Awards

    Festivals

    Credits

    Cast
    Eun-kyung Shim
    Joon Lee
    Seung-ryong Ryu
    Screenplay
    Sang-ho Yeon
    Editing
    Yeoun-jung Lee
    Sang-ho Yeon
    Music
    Young-gyu Jang
    Sales
    FINECUT CO. LTD.
    Production
    STUDIO DADASHOW

    Press

    A relentlessly gritty animated feature reflecting South Korea's social malaise.

    Clarence Tsui, The Hollywood Reporter

    A layered film that can be enjoyed on many levels.

    Amid Amidi, Cartoon Brew

    Sangho Yeon

    Sangho Yeon

    South Korea

    I want to draw out the emotions expressively. That's why the story is more dramatic than most live-action films and why the characters look more monstrous.

    Born in Seoul, Korea, Sangho Yeon graduated from Sangmyung University with a degree in Western Painting and set up his own production house, Studio Dadashow, in 2004. His short animations, THE HELL: TWO KINDS OF LIFE (2006) and LOVE IS PROTEIN (2008), were invited to and awarded at various international film festivals. Yeon directed the animated opening trailer for Busan IFF in 2010. His first feature-length animation THE KING OF PIGS (2011) was the winner of three awards – the DGK Award, Movie Collage Award, and NETPAC Award – at the 16th Busan IFF and was invited to the Directors’ Fortnight at Cannes 2012. His second animation feature film THE FAKE was presented at Toronto IFF along with Annecy IAFF. In 2016, he presented his live-action debut TRAIN TO BUSAN at Cannes IFF and returned to Annecy IAFF with SEOUL STATION.

    Selected Filmography