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South Korea Gives Birth to 'The Host'

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South Korea Gives Birth to 'The Host'

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South Korea Gives Birth to 'The Host'

South Korea Gives Birth to 'The Host'

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In the year 2000, a civilian employee of the U.S. military in Seoul, South Korea, ordered a Korean subordinate to dump a large amount of formaldehyde into a sewer pipe leading to the Han River. The incident aroused violent anti-American sentiment in Korea, and led to the birth of a monster — a monster movie, called The Host.

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