Concrete Utopia

콘크리트 유토피아
Disaster thriller
South Korea
Korean, English and Czech subtitles
Directing: Um Tae-hwa
Starring: Lee Byung-hu, Park Seo-joon, Park Bo-young, Park Ji-hu
Distributor: Lotte Entertainment


After a severe earthquake, Seoul lay in ruins. All but one apartment building collapsed. Compared to the nightmare that unfolds outside, it becomes a seemingly safe utopia for its residents. However, it doesn’t take long for more and more survivors to gather around the house. The original inhabitants feel threatened, and even among them, conflict is inevitable.

The Korean Oscar contender was directed by Um Tae-hwa, seven years after he won Best New Director at the Korean Grand Bell Awards. His social commentary with elements of disaster satire stands on the solid foundation formed by the outstanding performances of the acting ensemble, dominated by Hollywood-blessed Lee Byung-hun (The Magnificent Seven, 2016), rising star Park Seo-joon (Parasite, 2019) or popular series star Park Bo-young (Strong Girl Bong-soon, 2017).