Zombies and social criticism have gone together since George Romero reinvented the genre for a modern era. Now the walking dead are everywhere in pop culture, but Korea has always just missed with their cannibalistic undead output. Until now. In Yeon Sang-ho’s second animated feature, Suk-gyu desperately looks for his teenage runaway daughter, finally getting a lead that she’s sadly trapped in a life of forced prostitution. As he gets closer to finding her, the nearby Seoul Station begins having a bit of a zombie problem among its homeless population. An old man who died during the day is now chowing down on society’s outcasts, and the infection is rapidly spreading. As the government works to seal off the area, it becomes a fight for survival with nowhere to go for the people running from the growing horde. A biting look at one of Korea’s biggest social issues, Seoul Station is bleak, compelling, and political, and earns its place in the zombie pantheon. Presented with the support of Korean Cultural Center New York.
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