Snowpiercer is a 2013 science fiction action film based on the French graphic novel Le Transperceneige by Jacques Lob, Benjamin Legrand and Jean-Marc Rochette.The film was directed by Bong Joon-ho and written by Bong and Kelly Masterson. A South Korean-Czech co-production, the film marks Bong’s English-language debut; almost 85% of the film’s dialogue is in English.
The film stars Chris Evans, Song Kang-ho, Tilda Swinton, Jamie Bell, Octavia Spencer, Go Ah-sung, John Hurt, and Ed Harris. . Evans stars as Curtis Everett, one of lower-class tail-section passengers, as they rebel against elite of front of the train. Filming took place at Barrandov Studios in Prague, using train car sets mounted on gimbals to simulate the train’s motion.
Snowpiercer received critical acclaim, and appeared on many film critics’ top ten lists of 2014 after its international release. Initially planned for a limited-screen showing in the United States, the critical response prompted The Weinstein Company to expand the showing to more theaters and to digital streaming services. With a budget of $40 million, it remains the most expensive Korean production ever.
The remnants of humanity have taken to a circumnavigational train, the Snowpiercer, run by recluse transportation magnate Wilford. By 2031, the passengers on the train have become segregated, with the elite in the extravagant front cars.
Curtis stops them, as he wants to meet Wilford; Curtis wants to face Wilford to ask why he created this closed ecosystem.
In a future where a failed climate-change experiment has killed all life except for the lucky few who boarded the, a train that travels around the globe, a new class system emerges.
The explosion causes an avalanche that derails the train. They see a polar bear in the distance, indicating that life exists outside the train.