|Release dates||July 27, 2006|
|Running time||119 minutes|
In late 2000, an American military pathologist orders a hesitant Korean associate to damage convention by dumping more than 200 jugs of formaldehyde down a channel driving into the Han River in The Host. Through the following few years, there are sightings of an abnormal land and/or water capable animal in the conduit, and the fish in the Han River are vanishing in light of water contamination. A self-destructive businessperson, just before bouncing off a scaffold into the waterway, sees something dull moving under the surface of the water.
After six years, in Seoul, Park Gang-du (Song Kang-ho) is an apparently abate witted man who runs a little lunch room with his dad, Hee-bong (Byun Hee-bong). Additionally with him is his girl, Hyun-seo (Go Ah-sung), his sister, Nam-joo (Bae Doona), a national medalist bowman, and his sibling, Nam-il (Park Hae-il), a substantial drinking unemployed college alumni and previous political extremist.
While Gang-du is conveying sustenance to a few clients, he sees a swarm along the Han River. They witness a tremendous animal dangling from the Wonhyo Bridge, which then hops into the water. Right away, it appears to be as if the animal has swum away, urging general society to trap it over with nourishment. Minutes after the fact, the animal climbs out of the stream and runs wild. After the animal reasons confusion and slaughters various individuals, Gang-du and an American man endeavor to execute the animal with a metal shaft. They succeed just in irritated it; the American is truly harmed, and the animal begins seeking after Gang-du. Pack du gets the hand of a young lady whom he accepts to be Hyun-seo and begins to escape. When he understands he isn’t holding Hyun-seo, he turns to see the animal running towards her. The animal then grabs Hyun-seo and plunges go into the stream.
Amid a mass memorial service for the casualties of the animal, government agents and the American military arrive and mightily isolate each one of the individuals who have been in immediate contact with the animal, including Gang-du and his gang. The Korean government declares that the animal is a direct threat, as well as likewise the host of a dangerous, obscure infection as the American (who lost an arm to the animal) is found to be contaminated with it.
Group du is isolated at a doctor’s facility, where he gets a telephone call from Hyun-seo, who is not dead however caught some place in the sewers by the animal. She is cut off when her telephone battery runs out. Group du tries to disclose this to others, yet his dissents go overlooked by all aside from his gang. Them four choose to escape the clinic to find Hyun-seo. Hee-bong purchases a truck, weapons, and a guide of the sewers, so they are readied for the pursuit.
Then two siblings, Se-jin and Se-joo, are hunting down nourishment when they are assaulted by the animal. They endeavor to escape yet are both gulped by the animal. It comes back to the sewers where it disgorges them, with just Se-Joo turning out alive. Hyun-seo sees that Se-Joo is alive and they both hang far away from the animal.
While Gang-Du and his family are consuming and talking at their cafe they are assaulted by the animal. They fire at it, yet rapidly use up ammo. Posse du, accepting he has a shell left in his shotgun, gives his firearm to his dad, at his solicitation, with the goal that he can endeavor to hold off the animal, purchasing his family sooner or later to escape. As Hee-bong is going to discharge, Gang-du understands he has miscalculated his shots, and that his shotgun is vacant. Hee-bong is assaulted and slaughtered by the animal. Posse du runs over to his dad, yet the Army and researchers arrive and catch Gang-du. Nam-il and Nam-joo have the capacity conceal however are differentiated from one another while Gang-Du is taken away, shouting in anguish over his dad’s passing.
Nam-il endeavors to get help following the area of Hyun-seo’s telephone call from a companion, who lets him know that the legislature has set an abundance on his and his family’s heads. The companion then sells out Nam-il for the abundance, yet Nam-il figures out how to get Hyun-seo’s general area from phone records, dodge catch by the police and escape the scene. He messages the area to Nam-joo and Gang-du.
As Nam-joo is looking through the sewers, she goes over the animal and tries to assault it with her bow. She wavers to take a shot, accepting she will miss, and the animal thumps her into a gap, thumping her oblivious. The animal, not able to achieve her in the opening, keeps going through the sewers.