In Snowpiercer (2013), why were Namgoong and his daughter in prison? Was it because they were "drug addicts"?

  • More elaborate theories here
    – user7812
    Commented Dec 20, 2015 at 9:04

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The sticker on his prison locker states that he's a Kronol Addict.

"Namgoong Minsu. Kronol addict."

While this might be acceptable behaviour for the dilettantes found at the front of the train, Namgoong and his apprentice (his daughter) are engineers who would, presumably be expected to remain clean and sober in order to do their jobs.

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  • Thank you for the picture. I didn't even notice the sticker! lol :P Commented Dec 20, 2015 at 19:52
  • @Stephen_Film_Guy - The sticker appears to be in Korean and frankly could say anything. That being said, we're helpfully given a (verbal) translation as soon as we see it.
    – user7812
    Commented Dec 20, 2015 at 19:56

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