(Bong Joon-ho, South Korea/Czech Republic 2013, 126 min., DCP, English and Korean w/English subtitles)
In 2014, seventy-nine countries decided to combat global warming with a worldwide cooling experiment. The result left the world in a deep freeze, killing most life on the planet. In 2031, the remaining humans all live on a perpetually moving elevated train called Snowpiercer. The inhabitants live separated by class, with the wealthy, ticketed first-class near the engine and the stowaway “tailies” at the back of the train. Exploited by the rich, the tailies are ready for a revolution, led by Curtis (Chris Evans). They will need to make their way violently to the head of the train in order to take control. Snowpiercer is a relevant societal critique from director Bong Joon-ho, who would give us Parasite six years later.
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