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The Host (Gwoemul)

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Sunday, October 31 · view days & times
Price: $10 | $8 student & senior* | $7.50 ArtsQuest Member
Venue: Frank Banko Alehouse Cinemas

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2006 | R | 1 hr 59 min

Director: Bong Joon-Ho
Starring: Song Kang-ho, Byun Hee-bong, Bae Doona, Ah-sung Ko

Before he swept the Academy Awards with Parasite, Bong Joon-Ho took monster movies to a new level with THE HOST, both a creature-feature thrill ride and a poignant human drama.

Gang-du (Song Kang-ho) works at a food-stand on the banks of the Han River. Dozing on the job, he is awakened by his daughter, Hyun-seo (Ah-sung Ko), who is angry with him for missing a teacher-parent meeting at school. As Gang-du walks out to the riverbank with a delivery, he notices that a large crowd of people have gathered, taking pictures and talking about something hanging from the Han River Bridge. The otherwise idyllic landscape turns suddenly to bedlam, when a terrifying creature climbs up onto the riverbank and begins to crush and eat people. Gang-du and his daughter run for their lives, but suddenly the being grabs Hyun-seo and disappears back into the river. The government announces that the monstrous thing apparently is the Host of an unidentified virus. Having feared the worst, Gang-du receives a phone call from his daughter who is frightened, but very much alive. Gang-du soon makes plans to infiltrate the forbidden zone near the Han River to rescue his daughter from the clutches of the horrifying Host…

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Frank Banko Alehouse Cinemas
ArtsQuest Center
101 Founders Way
Bethlehem, PA 18015
610-297-7100
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