Alive (2020 film) – Wikipedia

2020 film by Il-cho ( Cho Il-hyung )

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Hangul 살아있다
Hanja 活著

Revised Romanization Saraitda
Directed by Cho Il-hyung
Screenplay by
  • Cho Il-hyung
  • Matt Naylor
Based on Alone
by Matt Naylor
Produced by
  • Eugene Lee
  • Saemi Kim
  • Saerom Kim
  • Yoo Ah-in
  • Park Shin-hye
Cinematography Won-ho Son
Edited by Min-kyeong Shin
Music by Tae-seong Kim
  • ZIP Cinema
  • Perspective Pictures
Distributed by Lotte Entertainment
spill date
  • June 24, 2020 ( ) (South Korea)
Running time 99 minutes
Country South Korea
Language Korean
Box office USD$14.7 million[1]

#Alive ( korean : # 살아있다 ; RR : #Saraitda ) is a 2020 south korean zombi film directed by Cho Il-hyung. [ 2 ] Starring Yoo Ah-in and Park Shin-hye, it is based on the 2019 handwriting Alone by Matt Naylor ( itself becoming another film ), who co-adapted his script with Cho. The film revolves around a video recording game live streamer ‘s struggle for survival as he is forced to stay alone at his apartment in Seoul during a zombi apocalypse. It was released in South Korea on June 24, 2020, [ 3 ] [ 4 ] [ 5 ] [ 6 ] [ 7 ] and globally via Netflix on September 8, 2020. [ 8 ] The film received by and large positive reviews from critics .

plot [edit ]

Oh Joon-woo is alone in his family ‘s apartment when a cryptic disease that causes those infected to attack and eat uninfected people breaks out in the news program and around him. When he opens the door to the hallway, a neighbor barges in. The man begs to stay but succumbs to infection and attacks Joon-woo. Joon-woo pushes him back out and locks the door. He then receives messages from his parents telling him they are safe. Joon-woo blocks his movement door with the electric refrigerator and posts a rescue request on social media. His neighborhood becomes overrun with infect. Though the emergency power stays on, Joon-woo gradually loses access to call networks, the internet, and running water. Another septic man breaks into the apartment, knocking over the electric refrigerator and destroying the food inside. Joon-woo tricks him into falling off the balcony. As Joon-woo hallucinates about his parents and baby due to hunger and thirst, his earphone network is restored momentarily. He receives a voice mail from his kin recording their last moments. Joon-woo attempts suicide but manages to free himself when he sees a laser arrow ‘s sparkle moving around his apartment. Kim Yoo-bin, a survivor populate in the apartment building opposite his, signals to him. The two survivors set up a zip up line to contribution food. An infect fireman climbs up a cable that Yoo-bin had tied to a table when she was attempting to set up the zip up telephone line. The table is pulled across her apartment and knocks her out. Despite Joon-woo ‘s distractions, the infect man reaches Yoo-bin ‘s balcony but falls to his death when she wakes up and cuts off his hand. Joon-woo steals food, clothe, and walkie-talkies from his neighbor ‘s unit and sends a walkie-talkie to Yoo-bin. The two talk and bond. The infect hordes become agitated, and Yoo-bin incidentally knocks over a shelf. A group converges at her door, but Joon-woo distracts them by calling the unit adjacent to hers with the apartment building complex ‘s phone system. The pair gear up, rappel from their balconies, and fight their means to the eighth floor of Joon-woo ‘s apartment, thinking no one lives on that floor. An infect valet sees them and summons early septic. As the pair is about to be overtaken, an older man emerges from the final suite on the shock and saves them. In the strange ‘s home, the match accepts his food and water, and Joon-woo falls asleep from drugs in the water system. As Yoo-bin tries to fight off the drug effects, the stranger binds their wrists and locks Yoo-bin in a bedroom with his septic wife. Joon-woo wakes up ; the stranger opens the doorway to check on his wife. She falls into him with Yoo-bin, who saved herself by pulling framework over the infect wife ‘s drumhead. The man surrenders to his wife ‘s attack, and Yoo-bin shoots them both.

The gunshots attract more infect, and Yoo-bin asks Joon-woo to kill her. As he hesitates, helicopters pass outside. The copulate rush to the rooftop while chased by the septic. As they are about to be overwhelmed, an united states army helicopter shoots at the horde before carrying the pair to safety. A voiceover by an anchor explains that radio networks are being restored and the military has begun rescuing survivors who made social media posts .

cast [edit ]

  • Yoo Ah-in as Oh Joon-woo, a gamer who struggles to survive a zombie outbreak. He almost hangs himself after hearing his family killed by zombies, but he finds new hope after knowing there is another survivor called Yoo-bin.
  • Park Shin-hye as Kim Yoo-bin, a mysterious lady who helps Joon-woo survive. She frequently kills zombies who trespass her house using her hand axe and booby-trapped door.
  • Lee Hyun-wook as Lee Sang-chul, the infected tenant whom Joon-woo lets in.
  • Oh Hye-won as the policewoman who is killed by the infected.
  • Jin So-yeon as Elena Kim
  • Jeon Bae-soo as a masked man who saves Joon-woo and Yoo-bin but wants to feed them to his zombified wife.
  • Lee Chae-kyung as the zombified wife of the masked man

production [edit ]

Development [edit ]

#Alive is a zombi thriller [ 9 ] based on the original script “ # Alone ” of Hollywood screenwriter Matt Naylor, who worked on the american objective series Small Business Revolution: Main Street and the short film What It’s Like. Director Cho Il-hyung ( besides known as Il Cho ) and Naylor adapted the screenplay in concert for the korean commercialize. [ 10 ] [ 3 ] In 2019, ZIP Cinema and U.S producer, Perspective Pictures, joined the production with Lotte Entertainment distributing the movie .

Casting [edit ]

On July 11, 2019, Yoo Ah-in and Park Shin-hye joined the cast, [ 11 ] followed by Lee Hyun-wook on September 16. [ 12 ] The read-through of the script occurred on September 27, 2019 .

Filming [edit ]

Principal photography began on October 1, 2019. Filming took place in Gunsan and wrapped up on December 12, 2019. [ 13 ]

music [edit ]

The full musical score was composed by Kim Tae-sung which he co-arranged with Choi Jung-in, Shin Hyun-pil, Park Sang-woo and Yoo Chae-young. [ 14 ] Songs not featured on the official soundtrack: [ 15 ]

  • Break by Beenzino
  • Sail by Inni
  • #Alive by Inni

exhaust [edit ]

The film was released in South Korea on June 24, 2020. [ 16 ] [ 17 ] [ 18 ] In May, an Instagram report for the character Oh Joon-woo was created to promote the film. [ 19 ] In August, Netflix acquired the international distribution rights to the film, which was later released global on September 8, 2020. [ 20 ] [ 8 ]

reception [edit ]

Box office [edit ]

On its orifice day in South Korea, #Alive drew in a total of 204,071 viewers and took 62 % of the box office, marking the highest first-day viewership of any film since February 2020 after the outbreak of COVID-19 in South Korea. [ 21 ] [ 22 ] [ 23 ] It held the highest number of first-day admissions next to The Man Standing Next. [ 24 ] [ 25 ] On the fifth day of its acquittance, #Alive surpassed 1 million admissions, and during the inaugural weekend of its release, it garnered 1,001,802 viewers, securing the first place at the box office for its first base weekend. It became the first gear movie to surpass 1 million since February 2020. [ 26 ] It besides ranked beginning at the box office for the first gear three weekends, and has achieved over 1,903,992 admissions in South Korea as of December 2020. [ 27 ] [ 28 ] [ 29 ]

The film premiered on Netflix on 8 September 2020, and two days after release, it achieved ball-shaped beginning place on the platform. #Alive topped the Netflix day by day graph in 35 countries, including the United States, France, Spain, Sweden, Russia, Australia, Pakistan, and Canada. It became the first korean movie to top Netflix Movies Worldwide chart. [ 30 ] [ 31 ] By December 2020, #Alive was in the top 10 list in 90 countries, making it one of the most-loved titles globally on Netflix in 2020 and besides the most popular repugnance title of 2020 across Asia. [ 32 ] [ 33 ] [ 34 ]

critical reaction [edit ]

On Korean revue collector Naver Movie Database, the film holds an approval rate of 7.09 from critic reviews. [ 35 ] On Rotten Tomatoes, the film holds an blessing fink of 88 % and an average military rank of 6.6/10, based on 24 reviews. The consensus says “ Well-acted, authentically faze, and occasionally even fishy, #Alive proves the herd zombie genre even has fresh stories to tell. ” [ 36 ] marian Phillips from Screen Rant wrote, “ #Alive accurately captures the same panic, fear, uncertainty, aloneness, and isolation experienced by many during the pandemic ‘s early days. [ … ] By taking a concept unfamiliar to the sub-genre, #Alive transforms how zombie movies can be handled angstrom well as providing an exploration of the different circumstances individuals find themselves when dealing with the revelation. ” [ 37 ] Anthony Kao from Cinema Escapist suggested, “ #Alive is an harbor zombi flick that seems bespoke for the fourth dimension of coronavirus. [ … ] On clear of its empathic and socially relevant delineation of the Korean millennial condition, #Alive presents a narrative that feels unostentatious and accessibly entertaining. ” [ 38 ] The New York Times’ Elisabeth Vincentelli concluded, “ #Alive is a bang-up little thriller that proves that you can constantly find signs of life in the most undead of genres. And the finale, far-fetched as it is, suggests that tied a company atomized by isolation can find a connection ”. [ 39 ]

Awards and nominations [edit ]

Awards Category Recipient Result Ref.
2020 Cine 21 Awards Best Actor Yoo Ah-in Won [40]

See besides [edit ]

  • Alone (2020 horror film), based on the same script

References [edit ]

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