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033: Bong Joon Ho’s The Host

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We look at Bong Joon Ho's 2006 blockbuster The Host. This action-packed film is a real crowd-pleaser with its family drama and humor right alongside horror and political commentary.

033: Bong Joon Ho’s The Host
Season 5: Contemporary Asian Filmma...

 
 
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“When a parent’s heart breaks, the sound travels for miles.”

The podcast turns toward South Korea as we examine the work of Bong Joon Ho. In today’s episode, we look at his 2006 blockbuster The Host. This action-packed film was the highest grossing of all time in South Korea when it came out, and it’s a real crowd-pleaser with its family drama and humor right alongside horror and political commentary. 

Read the full episode transcript here

SEASON 5 LINEUP

Apichatpong Weerasethakul
Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives
Cemetery of Splendor

Bong Joon-ho
The Host
Snowpiercer

Hirokazu Kore-eda
Shoplifters
The Truth

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Previous podcast episode about Parasite: 014: Parasite (2019) discussion w/ Donavon Thompson | Arthouse Garage

Gene Hackman film we mention: Uncommon Valor (1983) – IMDb

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Andrew Sweatman

Andrew Sweatman

Andrew is a writer, podcaster, and film lover who wants to help people think critically about movies. He lives in central Arkansas with his wife Allison and two children, Rosie & Beau. Andrew is the Senior Editor at Arthouse Garage. Find him at ArthouseGarage.com and on Twitter and Instagram: @ArthouseGarage.

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