Gwoemul (2006, KOR) C-120m. *** D: Bong Joon-ho. Starring Song Kang-ho, Byeon Hie-bong, Park Hae-il, Bae Du-na, Ko Ah-sung, Scott Wilson. Korean box-office smash about a sea monster spawned by spilled chemicals, which terrorizes the population of a major city. A little girl is kidnapped by the creature, and her father, a dreamer, makes it his personal plight to find her. He is assisted by his (unusual) family. Script is not completely logical, but film is exciting, entertaining and keeps you posted until the very end. English title: THE HOST.

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