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'Snowpiercer' director Bong Joon-ho conducts the sci-fi train his way
'Snowpiercer' director Bong Joon-ho conducts the sci-fi train his way

He has been referred to as Korea's version of Quentin Tarantino, with Quentin Tarantino himself recently likening him to Steven Spielberg. Now, with the ambitious sci-fi action film "Snowpiercer," Bong Joon-ho makes his English-language debut and a bid for a broader audience. The film is the most expensive South Korean production ever, with a budget of more than $40 million, and broke box-office records when it was released there last year. The film has also weathered a high-profile behind-the-scenes tussle with American distributor the Weinstein Co., which reportedly wanted to cut some 20 minutes. Ultimately the film being released in the U.S., opening in Los Angeles on June 27, is Bong's...

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