[MHN Roh Pooleun] 2020's hot potato 'Peninsula', starred by Kang Dong-won and Lee Jeong-hyun, hit local theaters.
'Peninsula' is a sequel of 'Train to Busan'(2016), and an action blockbuster film depicting the final struggle of those left on a destroyed land four years after 'Train to Busan', It is the first post-apocalyptic(genre that depicts the world after the fall) film unfolding in Korea.
Director Yeon Sang-ho returned four years later after his 2016 movie 'Train to Busan', which attracted over 11 million audiences in theater. The background widened in his new movie 'Peninsula', from inside of KTX train to entire city of Seoul, where everything, everyplace has become infected with zombies.
The story begins as those who escaped from the zombies return to the peninsula. Kang Dong-won played the role of 'Jung-seok' who returned to the ruined land after receiving an inevitable proposal, and Lee Jung-hyun played the role of 'Min-jeong' who survived with her children in the ruins.
Soldiers left in the ruins, called as Unit 631, are wild dog hunters more dangerous than zombies, who forces the survival game of people and zombies, and shows ultimate violence and brutality.
'Peninsula' depicts various humans in the ruins, and does not push the plot by only focusing on main characters. Each human and generation come in play, and their desires that make them survive, stand out.
Director Yeon said "Normal people are the protagonists. The message is 'hope'. It refers to hope and humanism in a space that is completely disconnected from the outside where humanity cannot remain".
Zombie action-blockbuster 'Peninsula' is expected to be Korean version of 'Mad Max'