‘Snowpiercer’ and The Weinstein Company’s Engineered Dissent
feedproxy.google.com The Weinstein Company Warning: Spoilers for the ending of Snowpiercer Somewhere along the way, purchasing a ticket for Bong Joon-ho’s long-awaited Snowpiercer became a populist act that echoes the content of the film itself. Months of coverage followed Harvey Weinstein’s threat to cut the festival favorite. Knowing the kind of backlash that would ensue, Weinstein opted not to cut the film himself but instead asked Bong to shave 20 minutes off and add an explanatory voice-over to bookend the film.
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Snowpiercer Synopsis and Credits

It’s been 17 years since we froze the earth. The few remaining humans live on the Snowpiercer, a train on an infinite loop around the globe. For those at the front, it’s a lavish paradise of drugs and sushi in the lap of luxury; for those trapped in the tail section, life is short and cruel. But change is in the air. Curtis (Chris Evans), desperate to escape the tail of the train, plans an uprising, aided by his mentor Gilliam (John Hurt). What begins as an isolated riot explodes into a mass revolution, an all-or-nothing push to the front of the train, and a war for humanity’s future. Who will live and who will die? How far can they go? Is there hope beyond the frozen wastes? On June 27, fight your way to the front.

"Snowpiercer" stars Chris Evans, Ewan Bremner, John Hurt, Kenny Doughty, Octavia Spencer, and Tilda Swinton.

Directed by Bong Joon-ho.
Written by Bong Joon-ho and Kelly Masterson.
Produced by Chan Wook-Park and Dooho Choi.
Production company/distributor: The Weinstein Company.

Release Date: June 27, 2014

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