Concrete Utopia

콘크리트 유토피아

Korea’s submission to the Oscars’ Best Int’l Feature.
#3 top grossing Korean film of 2023 YTD collecting USD 27.8M.

The world has been reduced to rubble by a massive earthquake. While no one knows for sure how far the ruins stretch, or what the cause of the earthquake may be, in the heart of Seoul there is only one apartment building left standing. It is called Hwang Gung Apartments. As time passes, outsiders start coming in to Hwang Gung Apartments trying to escape the extreme cold. Before long, the apartment residents are unable to cope with the increasing numbers. Feeling a threat to their very survival, the residents enact a special measure.

GenresDrama, Action, Adventure
DirectorUM Tae-hwa
CastLEE Byung-hun, PARK Seo-jun, PARK Bo-young
SubtitlesEnglish, Simplified Chinese
Runtime130 mins
Theatrical Release9 Aug 2023
Available1 Feb 2024
Festivals & Awards
  • Winner of Blue Dragon Film Awards - Best Director, Best Actor
  • Winner of Grand Bell Awards - Best Film, Best Actor, Best Supporting Actress, Best Art Direction, Best Visual Effects, Best Sound
  • Winner of Buli Film Awards Best Film, Best Actor,  Best Cinematography, Female Star of the Year
  • Toronto International Film Festival
  • Etrange Festival Paris
  • Sitges International Fantastic Film Festival
  • Absurde Séance Nantes International Film Festival
  • Chicago International Film Festival
TerritoriesWorldwide ex Korea