I enjoyed this Zombie movie, and would be unable to show the complete movie to my students. There are about 11 minutes of the movie that I would like to show to my students. Most people when we think of East Asia, think of the images that Hollywood has given us farming communities, martial arts, etc. This movie shows us glimpses into the life of a fragmented family living in Seoul, South Korea (from their own point of view). The movie shows that we might have similar life experiences, even though we live in different countries.
Train to Busan (after skipping the first 3:40 minutes due to the deer being run over scene). Those first 3:40 minutes could be used with High School students, to show the importance of not using your phone while driving.
I would start showing the movie to my 4th grade students at 3:41 minutes, right after the title. It shows a workaholic father busy at work, he even eats lunch at his desk. The father Seok-Woo, is so busy at work that is not even sure what to get his own daughter Su-an for her birthday. The next scene shows him having a discussion over the phone with his estranged wife, about Su-an. For her birthday, Su-an wants to visit her mother in who lives in Busan. Seok-Woo gives his daughter a brand-new Wii for her birthday, he wonders why she is not happy about her gift, only to realize that she already has the exact same videogaming system (he bought it for Children's Day earlier in the year). Embarrassed he finally agrees to take Su-an to visit her mom at Busan for her birthday. We find out that Seok-Woo's mom is the one taking care of Su-an while he is busy at work. He even missed Su-an's recital, but Grandma recorded it for Seok-Woo. Later, it shows Seok-Woo and Su-an as they drive in his shiny Audi through Seoul in their way to the train station. At the modern train station, we see citizens from all walks of life getting ready to start their morning commute, boarding a high-speed train. I would stop showing the movie at around 15:30 minutes (Before the Zombie action begins).