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Train to Busan

Train to Busan: Gong Yoo, Jung Yu Mi, Ma Dong Seok, Kim Soo Ahn

train to busan movie cast and synopsis
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General Information

  • International Title: Train to Busan
  • Original Title: 부산행 (romanization: Busanhaeng)
  • Genre: Action, Horror, Suspense, Thriller
  • Runtime: 1h 58m
  • Released Date: 2016.07.20 (Korea)
  • Streaming: Amazon Prime Video, Apple TV+, Hulu, Rakuten Viki
  • International Distributor: Next Entertainment World
  • Starring: Gong Yoo, Jung Yu Mi, Ma Dong Seok, Kim Soo Ahn
  • Director: Yeon Sang Ho
  • Writer: Park Joo Suk & Yeon Sang Ho
  • Producer: Lee Dong Ha & Kim Yeon Ho
  • Rating: IMDb (7.6/10) & Rotten Tomatoes (94%)
  • Awards: 53rd Baeksang Arts Awards (Best New Director & Best Supporting Actor)


Train to Busan movie follows the zombie apocalypse threatening Korean high-speed train, KTX, which heads to Busan station from Seoul. The story begins with a fund manager, Seok Woo, who plans to take his daughter (Soo Ahn) to meet her mother in Busan. Suddenly, a young woman who turns to a zombie jumps onto the train. Every passenger tries to escape from zombie infection but only two passengers remain survived.

Main Cast

gong yoo train to busan movie
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Character name: Seok Woo
Actor name: Gong Yoo
Gong Yoo’s notable works: Kim Ji-Young: Born 1982, The Age of Shadows, The Silent Sea (drama), Squid Game (drama), Guardian: The Lonely and Great God (drama), Coffee Prince (drama), etc

jung yu mi train to busan movie

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Character name: Seong Kyeong
Actress name: Jung Yu Mi
Jung Yu Mi’s notable works: Kim Ji-Young: Born 1982, Silenced, The School Nurse Files, Live, Discovery of Love, In Need of Romance 2012, etc

ma dong seok movie
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Character name: Sang Hwa
Actor name: Ma Dong Seok
Ma Dong Seok’s notable works: Eternals, Ashfall, The Gangster, The Cop, The Devil, Along With the Gods: The Last 49 Days, Along With the Gods: The Two Worlds, The Neighbors, etc

kim soo ahn train to busan
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Character name: Soo Ahn
Actress name: Kim Soo Ahn
Kim Soo Ahn’s notable works: Silence, Along With the Gods: The Two Worlds, The Battleship Island, Coin Locker Girl, Reflection of You (drama), etc

Extended Cast

Choi Woo Shik as Min Yong Guk
Kim Eui Sung as Yon Suk
Ahn So Hee as Kim Jin Hee
Jang Hyuk Jin as Ki Cheol
Choi Gwi Hwa as homeless man
Park Myung Shin as Jong Gil
Ye Soo Jung as In Gil
Han Seong Soo as KTX team leader
Jeong Seok Yong as KTX captain
Kim Chang Hwan as Kim Jin Mo
Lee Joo Shil as Seok Woo’s mother

Cameo & Special Appearance

Shim Eun Kyung as first infectee on train
Kim Geun Young as infectee
Kim Geum Soon as survivor

Character Relationship Chart


Original Soundtrack

“Goodbye World” by Young Gyu Jang

Teaser & Trailer Videos

Awards & Nominations

  • 37th Blue Dragon Film Awards: Audience Choice Award for Most Popular Film & Best Technical Award (“Kwak Tae Yong” & “Hwang Hyo Gyun”) – November 25, 2016
  • 53rd BaekSang Arts Awards: Best Supporting Actor (“Kim Eui Sung”) & Best New Director (“Yeon Sang Ho”) – May 3, 2017
  • Chunsa Film Awards: Special Audience Award for Best Film & Technical Award (“Kwak Tae Yong”) – May 24, 2017
  • Korean Association of Film Critics Awards: Technical Award – November 24, 2016


  • Train to Busan movie premiered at 2016 Cannes Film Festival for Midnight Screenings section on May 13, 2016
  • Train to Busan becomes reunion movie for Gong Yoo and Jung Yu Mi after their appearance in movie The Crucible (2011)
  • It is the highest-grossing Korean movie in South East Asian countries such as Hong Kong, Singapore, and Malaysia
  • In South Korea, Train to Busan becomes the highest grossing movie of the year and the 6th highest grossing Korean movie of all time
  • Ma Dong Seok was Gong Yoo‘s personal trainer for action scenes
  • In 2018 it was confirmed for American remake entitled Last Train to New York directed by Indonesian filmmaker Timo Tjahjanto
  • Warner Bros. Pictures becomes the worldwide distributor for Last Train to New York

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