Synopsis: Set in 2031, the entire world is frozen except for those aboard the Snowpiercer. For 17 years, the world's survivors are on a train hurtling around the globe creating their own economy and class system. Led by Curtis, a group of lower-class citizens living in squalor at the back of the train are determined to get to the front of the train and spread the wealth around. Each section of the train holds new surprises for the group who have to battle their way through. A revolution is underway.
Director(s): Joon-ho Bong
Production: Radius-TWC
  33 wins & 103 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
126 min

Good day.

On this day, July 1st 2014...

at this hour, 0600...

we are at the very first

airport in the world...

...topic of so much controversy

over the past 7 years...

has continued development.

Protests from environmental groups and a

number of developing countries continue.

...It had been claimed the CW7

is the answer to global warming.

And we are witnesses.

...Leaders who argue that global

warming can no longer be ignored.

Today, 79 countries will

began dispersing CW7...

in the upper layers of the atmosphere.

...And surprisingly bring down

the average global temperatures...

It is just a day away that...

...According to scientists...

the artificial cooling substance CW7...

will succeed in bringing average global

temperatures down to manageable levels.

As a revolutionary solution to

mankind's warming of the planet.

Head check.

Alright, get in line.

Everybody sit down.

One, two, three...

four, five, six...

Keep going.

Go on.

Hey you, sit down.

Curtis, sit down.

Sit down.

I said sit down!

- What the f*ck are you doing?

- Counting.

Can't you sit and count? You

want to get shot? You're crazy.

Shut up, Edgar. I'm thinking.

Are there any experienced

violinists here?

Raise your hands.


Stand up, come forward.

Food, come and get it.

Violinist, they're having a laugh.

Those bastards in the front

sections think they own us.

Eating their steak dinner and

listening to string quartets.

Will be different when we get there.

I want steak.

Excuse me, sir.

My wife and I played violin in

the Boston Symphony Orchestra.

I was first chair.

Can you still play?

Well of course, you never forget.

Show me your hands.

You, follow me.

Leave your belongings,

we just need your hands.

Not both?

Yes, both hands.

My wife Doris plays beautifully.

Better than me, even.

They just need one person.

Then I won't go.

Doris, Doris...

Sit down, everyone.

Sit down.

- They can't just...

- Sit down.

Those fucking bastards.

Now isn't the time.

Well, when is the time?



I'll be back, Doris. It's alright.

I'll come back.

What does steak taste like again?

I had it once, but I can't remember.

If you can't remember

then it's better to forget.

What does it smell

like when it's cooked?

It must emanate around the place.

Curtis. Is this it?

It's not it.


Curtis, here!


How's it hanging, buddy?

Give me a pow.

Hey listen.

I think I need that protein block.

How about I trade you,

this one for that one?


Nice bargaining power, Curtis. Here,

give me this one, I'll give you that...

Relax, relax...

Come here, Timmy.

Come right...

I have an idea.

I'll give you this one

and that one for that one.

- What do you say?

- No.

Go get him.


Timothy, your mom is gonna

give you a darn good spanking.

Where the f*ck he went?

Hey, come here. Give it to me.

Hi Jose, how are you doing?

Timmy! Work with me here.

Edgar, why did you let him get up there?

No I didn't, he got up there

by himself. He's very nimble.

- He's 5.

- He's a very nimble 5 year old.

Timmy, sweetie, come down.

Come here.

What do you want for it?

In the whole wide train?

In the whole wide train.

The ball.

The ball? No.

No, I'm sorry I can't

do that. I can't do that.

Yes, I get the ball for a whole hour.


Curtis. Is it time?

Not yet, Tanya. Soon.

Red paper?

Yeah, it's the one

we've been waiting for.

Our informant gave us a name.

N, A, M...

Nam Koong Min Soo.

He's a security expert. He's

in the prison section now.

- Wait, you're joking right? He's in prison?

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