Day 29: A film that always makes me cry

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Train to Busan (2016)

A South Korean zombie epic might not be everyone’s first choice but I have yet to get through this without crying in two particular scenes.

I can’t tell you exactly which scenes without there being spoilers but for those who have seen this film (and if you haven’t, what are you waiting for?), the first involves tough soon-to-be-father Sang-hwa (Dong-seok Ma) and the second a rather beautiful image of a person’s shadow.

Zombie films don’t always tug on your heart strings and the development of character in Train to Busan is what makes it so affecting. It is ultimately about love and sacrifice and how to be a good dad when all hope is lost. You can read my review of it here

What film always makes you cry?

Posted as part of the 30-Day Fillums Challenge, created by me. If you want to see what’s coming up, have a look at my post here and feel free to join in by commenting each day with your own choice.

Coming Next: Day 30: A film you think everyone should watch.

4 thoughts on “Day 29: A film that always makes me cry

    • Thanks Nicola. I think I love zombie films because they are often allegories about exclusion and community. They usually have lots of gore (and this one is no exception) but the best make you care about the characters, whether they are alive or (un)dead.


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