• 2013
  • South Korea / US / France
  • 2h 5min
  • 18
  • Directed by: Joon-ho Bong
  • Cast: Chris Evans, Song Kang-ho, Go Ah-sung, Jamie Bell, Alison Pill, John Hurt, Tilda Swinton

In a future where global warming has destroyed most life on Earth, the only survivors are those who inhabit the Snowpiercer - a train that is run by a perpetual-motion engine. A rebellion is brewing, though, between the elite controlling the front and the poor suffering in the back.

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The long-awaited UK premiere of a visionary work by a contemporary master.

In the near future, attempts to find a technological fix for global warming have backfired disastrously. Life is extinct, except for the people and the ecosystem aboard a train that endlessly circles the ice-shrouded globe. Onboard, the lower class are relegated to the crowded back cars whilst the ruling class enjoy lives of luxury in the front – until two brave workers lead a revolution and discover the terrible secrets of Snowpiercer … A thrilling, imaginative and intelligent adventure adapted from Jacques Lob, Jean-Marc Rochette and Benjamin Legrand's acclaimed graphic novel.

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18 Jun 20142 stars

Leaden and confused all-star movie of interest only to fans of expensively botched sci-fi money-pits

Much anticipated, Joon-ho Bong’s's futuristic train epic, expensively adapted from a French graphic novel called Le Transperceneige, finally arrives at UK platforms way behind schedule and in a somewhat disheveled state. The high-powered concept for…

Edinburgh International Film Festival 2014: The best sci-fi films

10 Jun 2014

Featuring Coherence, Snowpiercer, The Anomaly, Koo! Kin-dza-dza and The Empire Strikes Back

The Empire Strikes Back Officially, this screening is called ‘EIFF & Empire present the Greatest Movie of All Time’ – a not in any way grandiose title. Episode V of George Lucas’ series has earned this honour after coming top of the poll of Empire’s…

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