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Alternate Name "Gwoemul"
Starring Kang-ho Song, Hie-bong Byeon, Hae-il Park, Du-na Bae
Directed by Joon-ho Bong

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The Host
Theatrical poster Hangul 괴물 Hanja 怪物 RR Goemul MR Koemul Directed by Bong Joon-ho Produced by Choi Yong-Bae Written by Baek Chul-hyun
Bong Joon-ho Starring Song Kang-ho
Byeon Hee-bong
Park Hae-il
Bae Doona
Ko Ah-seong Music by Lee Byung-woo Cinematography Kim Hyung-ku Editing by Kim Sun-min Distributed by Showbox Release date(s) South Korea:
July 27, 2006
United Kingdom:
November 10, 2006
United States:
March 9, 2007 Running time 119 min. Country South Korea Language Korean
English Budget $11,000,000 Gross revenue $89,106,383 (worldwide)

The Host (괴물, Gwoemul - "Monster") is a 2006 South Korean monster film, which also contains elements of comedy and drama films. The film was directed by Bong Joon-ho, who also co-wrote the screenplay, along with Baek Chul-hyun.

Starring in the film as members of an unremarkable family thrust into the middle of extraordinary events were Song Kang-ho, Byeon Hee-bong, Park Hae-il, Bae Doona and Ko Ah-seong. A rare combination of blockbuster plot and political commentary, the film also deals with the implications of America's military presence in Korea.

Following the success of the director's previous work, Memories of Murder, The Host was heavily anticipated and hyped. It was released on a record number of screens in its home country ...

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Genre: Drama, Action, Comedy, Horror, Adventure
Release Date: March 9, 2007
MPAA Rating: R
Runtime: 1hr 59min
Lunch Average Rating: +3.4 (14 ratings)
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