In the midst of a second Ice Age, the remaining inhabitants of Earth are packed together aboard the Snowpiercer, a supertrain that will continuously circle the globe until the planet is once again habitable. On the train—separated into classes, with the “unwashed masses” relegated to the intolerable caboose while the one-percenters bask in luxury—reluctant hero Curtis (Chris Evans) leads a rebellious charge to the ship’s engine room. Based on the French graphic novel Le Transperceneige and directed by visionary Korean director Bong Joon Ho (The Host, Memories of Murder), the film co-stars Song Kang Ho, John Hurt, Tilda Swinton, Ed Harris, Jamie Bell, and Octavia Spencer.
Berlin International Film Festival, 2013
Toronto International Film Festival, 2013
Los Angeles Film Festival, 2014
“Expertly juggles beautifully executed, truly breathtaking fighting sequences, and detailed yet elegantly deployed exposition.” —Giovanni Marchini Camia, Film Comment
“An enormously ambitious, visually stunning and richly satisfying futuristic epic” —Scott Foundas, Variety
“A riveting ride” – Clarence Tsui, The Hollywood Reporter