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When an earthquake turns Seoul into a lawless badland, a fearless huntsman goes on to rescue a teenager from a mad doctor who held the teenager captive in a camp full of dangerous cultists
Badland Hunters (2024)

Badland Hunters
Original title: Hwang-ya
Year: 2024
Running time: 1h 47m
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Director: Heo Myeong Haeng
Writers: Kim Bo-Tong, Kwak Jae-Min
Stars: Ma Dong-seok, No Jeong-ee, Lee Joon-young

Every month, like clockwork, a South Korean film or series joins Netflix’s ever-growing family, testament to the flourishing partnership between South Korea’s film industry and the streaming giant. January 26, 2024, marked the debut of Badland Hunters on the American platform. This film is actor Heo Myeong-haeng’s directorial debut, known for his roles in Old Boy and Arahan, and recently for directing The Roundup: Punishment, the fourth explosive installment of the series, set to premiere at the 74th Berlinale’s special events.

Written by Kim Bo-tong and Kwak Jae-min, the story takes us to a post-apocalyptic Seoul, devastated by a catastrophic earthquake, turning the city into a wild, desolate wasteland inhabited by desperate souls and ruthless armed gangs. In this chaotic world where water is more precious than gold, a brave hunter named Nam-san (played by international star Don Lee, known for Train to Busan and as Gilgamesh in Eternals) steps up when a dear teenager is kidnapped by a deranged scientist conducting human experiments to create an immortal race, within a “condo,” the only building left standing after the disaster. The plot of Badland Hunters is pretty bare-bones, offering just what’s needed for a dystopian fantasy-action film aimed at no-frills entertainment, reminiscent of the platform’s similar venture, Black Knight, a somewhat lackluster series adaptation by Cho Ui-seok from the webtoon Delivery Knight by Lee Yun-gyun.

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[whirring, beeping]

[somber music playing]

[squelching]

[man gasping]

[ominous music playing]

[moans]

[object clatters]

So-yeon.

[gasps]

[device beeping]

[tense music playing]

Right.

So-yeon.

So-yeon.

I’m gonna try again.

I swear you’re gonna live, okay?

[banging at door]

[banging continues]

[banging continues]

[woman] Gi-su!

[man gasps]

Yang Gi-su!

Stop right now.

Just let So-yeon go.

I have to revive her.

She’ll be dead if we don’t act now.

Don’t make me shoot.

Gi-su, wait.

You’ve taken over a hundred lives with these horrific experiments.

This isn’t what So-yeon would have wanted.

Your daughter’s not going to come back. Let her go.

I can’t. I’ve finally got it figured it out now.

I swear, I know. Look at me.

I already injected myself with it. I’m living proof.

[music intensifies]

Now we can save So-yeon.

Yang Gi-su!

[Gi-su groans]

No, you can’t.

Don’t touch her!

Get him out of here.

[whimpers]

You’re gonna kill her!

You’re gonna kill So-yeon!

[sighs]

[rumbling]

[metal groaning]

[Gi-su] Huh?

[woman gasps]

EMERGENCY ALERT POWERFUL EARTHQUAKE ABOVE 5.0 ON THE RICHTER SCALE DETECTED

[alarm wailing]

[woman screams]

[woman] Oh no…

[Gi-su] So-yeon.

[panicked gasp]

[woman screams]

[woman screaming]

[Gi-su] No!

[rumbling, shattering continues]

[menacing music sting]

[dramatic music playing]

BADLAND HUNTERS

[wind blowing]

[unsettling music playing]

[meows]

[sighs wearily]

[inhales]

[guttural breathing]

[tense music playing]

[breathing anxiously]

Yes! Yes.

Die, die, die, die. Come on, die.

[roars]

[laughs]

[roars]

[menacing music playing]

Oh shit!

Oh God, it’s gonna fucking kill me.

[panicked yell]

[man screams, whimpers]

[screaming]

Oh God! I need help! I need help!

Get back!

Get back!

[man 2 grunts]

[snarls]

[man 2 panting]

Hey, come here.

Hey, I was about to finish that off, man.

Who cares who kills it? Come on, let’s get this out of here.

[chuckles]

I’m hungry now.

[pensive music playing]

Oh my.

Huh?

Grandma, I told you to let me know if you needed me to do anything.

I’m fine, Su-na.

I just stepped outside to get a little fresh air.

[sighs] Come on, you know your knees need rest.

Why don’t you go take a seat over there?

[chuckles] Hmph.

I can’t even remember the last time that it rained here.

Oh God.

There really isn’t any drinkable water, is there?

Maybe we should… find ourselves a car and go live in the Bus District. What do you think, Su-na?

Well, um,

I think I’d rather live right here with you.

Just because there are more people there doesn’t mean it’s safer.

There was that time the cannibals tried taking us.

They used to be kind before the drought, and now it’s just different.

You know, not everybody in the world is evil like that.

[inhales deeply] Well, most people that I’ve seen are like that though.

[Su-na chuckles]

Su-na. [inhales deeply]

Listen, this is what I think, okay?

In this life, it’s best to believe that you reap whatever you sow.

It might seem like everyone’s evil, but if you embrace the good in the world, you’re going to find people that are kind.

That, I’m sure of.

Grandma, you trust too much.

I’m sure before the earthquake that was true.

[inhales deeply]

I guess you’re right.

But I don’t remember what that was like.

[chuckles]

[both chuckle]

Oh, that’s right.

We’re going to the Bus District today, actually.

Nam San must be back from his hunt.

Mm-hmm.

[whimsical music playing]

[man] I’ve had enough of all this dirty water.

We haven’t gotten a drop of rain for how many months now?

[woman] This is nothing.

Last year, we had a drought for over six months.

Hey! Hey!

We’ve got meat here!

Hurry up!

Alright, alright, line up everyone, right here!

Have your bartering pieces ready to go.

Hey, sir!

It’s… it’s a single-file line.

[indistinct chatter, laughter]

Alright.

Rubber boots.

Nam San.

Fine, whatever.

[sighs]

Next.

[Nam San] Oh, no, no.

No, thanks.

[man] Looks fine to me.

[sighs]

Alright. Here.

Ah! My God!

[chuckles]

This should be enough to get that section.

The entire tail.

The whole thing.

Yeah, but you can’t eat that. No, thanks.

Once this situation dies down and things start to get better, this will all be…

Oh wow. You’re really optimistic, lady. Hmm?

I mean, it’s been over three years since the whole world ended.

It’s about time you accept it.

[Nam San] Hey, here, at least take this. Here you go. Here.

We really shouldn’t be doing this, but no one’s looking.

[hissing]

Do I cook it?

It’s poisonous. You better.

[chuckles]

[Nam San] What’s this?

Rice.

Rice?

[woman] Oh, thank you.

[Su-na] Hey there.

Su-na!

[chuckles]

Hello, how are you?

Oh, there you are, Su-na. How’s it going?

Hello.

Ah, man, you didn’t have to come all the way out here.

I could have just stopped by on my way home.

She must be exhausted.

Oh, cut it out. We need to eat, don’t we?

Anyway, Su-na owes her life to Nam San, after all.

I can’t believe that was three years ago.

I feel bad. You’ve given us your hospitality for so long. Here.

You didn’t have to. Thank you so much.

Su-na has grown into a fine young woman.

Ah, thanks a lot.

Right. Well, uh, take some meat.

This here.

Su-na.

I caught this crocodile, you know.

Mm-hmm? Nam San didn’t catch this one?

Hey, seriously? Huh?

[Su-na] I wanted to trade this in.

[chuckles] Oh, I’m guessing you painted this. Let’s see it.

Wow…

Masterpiece. It’s amazing.

An original?

Yes.

Have one for me? I’m out there hunting too, right?

Oh, we should head out now. There are people behind us waiting.

Mm.

Sorry about that.

We’ll get going now.

Goodbye. See you soon.

We’ll be on our way now.

See ya.

Next.

[sirens wailing]

[engine revving]

[tense music playing]

[indistinct panicked voices]

[clears throat, spits]

[chuckles wickedly]

[sighs contentedly]

They practically set up a fucking village here, huh?

Living hard, I see. Damn!

[laughs, blows into bullhorn]

Alright, listen.

Bus District folks, listen up.

All of us are from the, uh, the Jamsil Police Station, okay?

Huh? Here’s the proof right here. Take a look.

Uh, so long as you guys cooperate with us, nobody will get hurt.

Okay?

[villagers murmuring]

Fuck me, just say something.

Uh, well, as to why we’re here, then, uh, here it is. Here we go.

We are bounty hunters searching for a notorious villain.

We’ve been on his trail and…

WANTED

…found that this neighborhood reeks of his scent.

So I’d like to ask everybody for your cooperation right now. Huh?

Wait a minute, wait a minute.

Yeah. That guy looks just like him.

See that?

Oh, he does!

Alright, take him away.

Oh God!

[yells]

[man grunts] It’s not me!

Hey, hey, hey, grab that woman who’s wearing all the gold.

[man laughs]

Hey!

I’m a lady though. Wait.

Yeah, I know. Uh, this guy is a lady.

[laughs] He’s a lady?

Oh!

[concerned chatter]

Hey, hey, you, you, you.

Let’s go.

Hey, let me go.

[chuckles] Strong guy, eh?

You fuck.

[villagers gasp]

Are you even a real cop?

[villagers scream]

[menacing music playing]

[man screaming]

[man 2] Oh jeez…

We warned you. Cooperate, or you’ll get hurt.

[cackles]

[gang leader] Whoa!

Wow!

How old are you?

[Su-na] What’s it matter to you?

I’m just glad to see you.

Everybody your age has basically disappeared, that’s all.

You smell awful. Stay away.

Come on, Grandma.

Let’s go, let’s go.

Ah, this bitch. Come here! [grunts]

That son of a…

[gang leader] What did you say?

Hey, you, get off her…

You old hag!

You son of a bitch!

Su-na, are you alright?

[man yells]

[gang leader] Hey, come here, you little bastard!

[sighs]

[yells]

Hey, hold it.

Go.

Move.

[coughing, spluttering]

The hell do you think you’re doing?

[dramatic music playing]

[man 3] Come on! Come on!

[man 4] Die!

[gasps]

[deadpan] Hey, that hurt.

[whimpers]

[yelling furiously]

[yells]

[gang leader panting]

So are you in charge, then?

Oh, no, no, no. I don’t even know who the boss is.

Come on. Just say who it is.

Uh, T… T… T…

Tiger. Tiger’s my boss.

Tiger? So he’s still alive, huh?

Hey, where’d you get this water?

A… at an apartment. An apartment.

An apartment?

Yes, sir.

I’ve spent a lot of time around here.

Never come across any apartments.

It’s the truth.

I… it’s just far from here and surrounded by tall trees, so it can just be hard to see, yeah. There’s clean water at that apartment.

Listen, if you come here again, I’m going to have to kill you, okay?

Yes, yes, of course.

And Tiger should know that.

Yes.

[grunts]

Okay, what should… wh… who should I say said that?

[sighs]

Nam San.

[heroic Western music playing]

Oh, you’re… you’re Nam San. Oh…

Ah, yeah, yeah, yeah…

Understood. Hey, hey. Go, get up, go.

So sorry, I’m sorry.

Go! Get the fuck… Go, go, go!

Drive, drive!

[man] You alright?

You alright? You okay?

Oh, yes, yes. Are you?

I think so.

[both chuckle]

[mischievous music playing]

Cutie pie…

Nam San.

[man] By the way, all that talk earlier might not have been complete nonsense.

What talk?

Remember? They said there’s an apartment where you can get clean water.

I heard it really exists.

And people are dying to get over there.

I heard there’s a ton of residents, and that it’s heaven on earth. [chuckles]

How about you go check it out?

I mean, I’m just curious about it.

And besides, you don’t get to just go there.

The “chosen few” are the only ones allowed in.

[sighs]

Huh? Who are these jerks?

Su-na!

Hey.

Who are you all?

[grandmother] Oh, it’s fine. It’s fine.

They’re not bad people.

Uh, she says she’s a teacher.

It’s okay, Nam San.

What kind of teacher?

Hello, gentlemen. Nice to meet you.

We actually have started a safe haven in Seoul.

I’m the leader of our organization’s volunteer group, and…

[whispers] I think that’s the same place I mentioned before.

But, uh, why us though?

Uh, you see,

we’re prioritizing the safety of families with children below 20.

We believe that protecting our youth is the only way to save humanity.

Su-na, if you come with us, your grandmother will live comfortably for the rest of her life.

We have clean water and plenty of food in storage.

You have clean water?

Oh my God, that’s incredible.

If that place is so amazing, then it’s gonna be a target for the gangs.

You ever stop to consider that?

[laughs]

There’s a security force of armed ex-military soldiers, which means that the gangs couldn’t possibly make a move on us.

Well, in that case, can the two of them come with us?

They’re like family to me.

[Teacher] I’m sorry.

We can only take direct family members right now.

Ma’am, I’m sorry, but I need your answer soon.

For Su-na’s sake,

I hope that you’re going to make the right choice here.

And unfortunately, we’re going to have to find someone else if you say no.

The thing is, ma’am, my grandmother is not well,

and she won’t be able to walk that whole way.

We have medical staff standing by at the halfway point to ensure everyone on our watch arrives safely. Don’t worry.

She’s right. Su-na, we should go.

You should go. It has to be better than this.

Right. You deserve that.

I’ll come visit you.

[Su-na] Okay.

You too, Nam San.

Will you also visit us?

I will, I promise.

Just a second, Grandma.

Thank you so much for all your help and support, Nam San.

Don’t mention it. Take care of yourself.

Safe travels.

[Su-na] It’s, uh, just a practice sketch.

[sentimental music playing]

Oh wow!

We should hurry along now. It’ll be harder to walk after sundown.

Oh, um, Grandma, come on.

Okay.

[chuckles]

When’d she get a good-enough look to draw me like this? [chuckles]

[sighs]

Hyung, Su-na has a crush on me, don’t you think?

Hmm, nah, I don’t think so.

Man, what am I gonna do now that Su-na’s gone?

This place is way too dangerous for her to live in.

Things like what happened today happen too often.

I mean, you could just keep her safe, like how you did today.

[sighs] How would I do that?

I couldn’t even protect my own daughter.

Sheesh, man!

Look, there you go again with that kind of talk.

[Nam San sighs]

[man] But Su-na sure does look a lot like your daughter.

Oh!

If you got married and adopted me, wouldn’t that mean we could also live there?

Huh?

[sighs]

What do you think about the jewelry girl?

Hey.

Seriously.

I know the world might have ended, but I still have standards.

You just want me to be alone forever.

[scoffs]

You know how couples take after each other?

You’re pretty similar. And that complexion would look great with the right makeup.

Hey, she stuffed that snake in her nose.

Who does that?

That’s enough.

Okay? Enough.

[Nam San sighs wearily]

Where you going?

Ugh, you’re running your mouth too much, so I’m getting some air.

Going on a night hunt?

That’s right.

Let me come with you.

Grandma, are you alright?

Uh-huh.

Yes, dear, don’t you worry about me.

Watch your step here.

[ominous music playing]

[Teacher exhales]

Oh, don’t worry. They’re part of our volunteer group.

Okay.

These are the Western Region families joining us.

Oh, thank you.

Thank you for making it all the way out here, everyone.

It’s a pleasure.

Now follow me this way, please, and be careful.

[woman] Um…

I’m Lee Ju-ye.

I’m 18. And you?

Uh, Han Su-na.

And I’m also 18.

Oh. Wanna be friends?

Yeah, sure.

We’re friends now.

I haven’t had a friend who’s my age in forever.

Yeah, me too.

There was nobody my age in my neighborhood either.

And where were you living?

I lived in a tent near the Bus District. I’ve been staying with my grandma here.

[grandmother chuckles]

[Ju-ye] Oh.

Nice to meet you, Ju-ye.

My mom and dad made us live underground ’cause it wasn’t safe outside.

I’m sure that was hard.

It wasn’t so bad, actually.

But the bugs and rats would crawl all over my body.

So I had to keep moving my arms and legs, you know, so they didn’t bite down, thinking I was dead.

That part was pretty rough.

At least that stuff is all over now.

[Ju-ye] Mm-hmm. I heard the place is amazing.

First thing I’m gonna do when we get there is take a shower.

It still feels like the bugs are clinging to my skin right now.

[wolf howls]

[man] I wonder if Su-na’s made it there by now.

God, I wish I could go there with her.

[sighs] Man, I really don’t wanna have to let her go.

You know we can go see her when we visit, right?

No.

The jewelry woman.

I always wanted that kind of mother.

Alright, you little… Come here!

Hey, okay, I get it!

[Su-na] Careful.

[grandmother groaning]

Oh God! Oh my…

Oh my God! Grandma, are you okay?

[grandmother] Oh God.

Let’s stop here, okay?

Why don’t we escort Su-na’s grandmother and your grandfather to the medical station I mentioned earlier on?

It’s dangerous terrain from this point forward, and we wouldn’t want anyone to get hurt.

Mr. Oh and Mr. Choi will safely escort you there.

Thank you so much.

Yes, thank you for everything you’re doing.

Ma’am, just please take care of my grandma, okay?

Of course. We’ll take care of her.

Mr. Choi.

I’ll look after your grandma.

[Mr. Oh] Please come with me, sir.

[man] Thank you so much.

[woman] Slowly.

[man] I-I’ll see you tomorrow, Dad.

[woman] Careful, sweetheart.

[man] I hope he’ll be alright.

[Teacher] Alright, let’s move on now, then.

Su-na, you just keep going. It’ll be okay.

[unsettling music playing]

Oh sh… shit. Shit.

Freaking out again.

Looks like a bust.

Let’s check the snare.

[man breathing deeply]

[man] Okay.

[Nam San sighs]

[man exhales]

[sighs]

[unsettling music playing]

These vehicles belong to us. Everyone get in, and we’ll get off our feet for the rest of the way.

[Su-na] Excuse me.

If the cars were here, then Grandma could have just come with all of us.

Okay, we’ll wait, then.

What’s a few more hours of waiting when everyone’s been walking all night?

Isn’t that right, everyone?

Ma.

Huh?

I’m thirsty.

We don’t have any water right now.

Hang in there, okay?

Oh, what do we do?

Su-na, we’ll send a car for your grandmother tomorrow.

Don’t worry about her.

Let’s get going now.

Get in, everyone.

[woman] Oh God, thank you.

[Teacher] Oh my, you must be exhausted.

Don’t worry about your grandma too much. I’m sure she’s okay.

[Su-na] Mm.

We need to do a head count.

[grandmother panting]

[man] To think there’s still people doing such fine work in these trying times…

Yes, he’s right. I feel bad you’re going out of your way.

Oh, don’t mention it.

Alright, it’s time to stop now.

[ominous music playing]

I don’t see the facility anywhere though.

[Mr. Oh] Down there.

[thud]

[gasps]

[man] Huh?

Is that Grandma?

Grandma!

[tense music playing]

Grandma! Wake up, Grandma!

[flesh stretching]

[yells]

[flesh stretching]

What’s with these freaks?

[panting]

[man] What the hell?

Let’s go, you asshole.

Why did you kill her?

They were both useless.

You fucking son of a bitch!

Oh my God…

Su-na…

Where is Su-na?!

[tense music playing]

[gasps]

[man] Fucking die!

[yells furiously]

[Nam San] Ji-wan!

Who are you?

[yells]

[blood squelches]

[breathing heavily]

Hyung, we have to go right now. Su-na’s in danger.

Not yet. We have to pay our respects. Are you just gonna leave her like that?

[Ji-wan inhales deeply]

[melancholy music playing]

[Ji-wan sniffles]

[sniffles]

[sobs]

We’re almost there, everyone.

Please gather your personal items.

[Ju-ye chuckles]

[metal creaking]

You came here to see me?

[woman] That’s right.

I need your help, Nam San.

I need to rescue my associates and the residents of the apartment.

All right, so my question is, why’d you come to us, of all people, for help?

And who the hell were those guys? And the apartment?

Hey. Mind your business.

[grunts angrily]

I really need you.

[Nam San] I’ve never seen anything like this before.

You need to chop their heads off?

[woman] Exactly.

What are they anyway?

[unsettling music playing]

[woman] My name is Lee Eun-ho.

I used to be an air force sergeant, special ops.

We’re going down to look for survivors.

[both] Yes, Sergeant.

[Eun-ho] We were watching everything from the sky on the day of the great earthquake.

During our search for survivors, we came across an apartment that somehow hadn’t crumbled down.

So our unit struck an aquifer there, and with the survivors, we did everything in our power to get the apartment up and running.

But then one day, that man came to us.

Yang Gi-su.

The only doctor we’d seen since the tragedy.

Being a doctor, he was invaluable to our cause.

But one day, he showed his true colors.

[door opens]

Dr. Yang, I wanted to check on something. Some parents have been complaining that their children have yet to return ever since they came to see you.

What have you done?

[Gi-su sighs]

[door opens]

[man] Lee Eun-ho, what’s going on?

Well, explain yourself.

Sergeant Kwon, don’t you think it’s time we let Sergeant Eun-ho in on our secret?

[Kwon] Eun-ho,

the world as we know it is doomed.

[ominous music playing]

We need to…

place all our faith in Dr. Yang.

[Gi-su] I merely gave him some advice.

I also gave him a little gift as well.

[menacing music playing]

[breathing anxiously]

Why did you kill him?

[Kwon] Look.

This is the breakthrough we were waiting for.

[hissing]

[flesh stretching]

[sighs]

[Gi-su] Sergeant Lee Eun-ho?

Think about it.

Take a good look at me.

How… how do you think I was able to survive that horrible earthquake?

I once went two, three months or so without having any water.

This is the future of mankind.

This apartment won’t last long, and everyone’s doomed.

Failure to embrace this change will kill everyone.

And I’ll help you all survive.

No, you’re insane.

Where are the children?

Get her out.

What have you done with them?

Now, now.

Wait! Let me go!

[Kwon] Shit!

Lee Eun-ho!

It seems Yang Gi-su has been conducting strange experiments on humans.

They’ve become those creatures because of what he’s doing.

If you help me, then…

Hey.

Listen.

Su-na is all I care about.

And I’m gonna kill you if you even try anything.

Got it?

[travelers gasp]

[Teacher] We have over 30 families living here right now, and we even provide our residents with electricity, thanks to the new solar panels that we installed.

[girl] Are we going to live here?

Is that lettuce? I even see some tomatoes.

WELCOME, NEW RESIDENTS

WELCOME TO THE NEW FUTURE OF HUMANITY

[Teacher] Make way, make way!

Dr. Yang is about to come out now.

Hello, everyone.

I’m in charge of this place.

Yang Gi-su, nice to meet you.

[cheering]

Welcome, everyone.

You all must have gone through terrible things out there, where the world is brutal and unsafe.

You’ve all had to endure the worst out there, where the barbarians roam free.

But now… now you don’t have to worry.

We will be, uh, providing you with clean water and provisions, of course.

And we’ll keep you all safe from the outside world.

Right, get some water for them if you would.

That’s clean water that we purified ourselves in this apartment.

Yeah.

Uh, wait, sir.

My grandma is gonna be arriving soon. Can I please have another water?

Thanks so much.

They’ve been mercilessly taking children, just like they took Su-na.

Can you imagine what he must be doing to them?

Those sons of bitches! Oh shit!

We have to go right now.

Su-na’s in danger!

Do you have a death wish or something?

Charging in won’t do us any good.

Security is much tighter than you might expect.

They’ve been shooting everybody who trespasses.

I’ll kick things off by taking care of all the guards at the main gate and keeping them distracted come daybreak.

If the two of you get to the underground prison and rescue my associates, they’ll be able to help us.

Hey, why should we believe your associates or whatever?

Ugh, so disrespectful, running your mouth again.

How old are you?

I’m 18, fuck you very much, lady.

You better watch your mouth.

Let go!

Hey, calm down, you little lovebirds.

Let’s think this over.

[unsettling music playing]

[blood squelches]

[indistinct chatter]

[spits]

Amen, yeah.

[indistinct yelling]

[cackles]

[man] Hey, hey!

[cackles]

[gang leader] Sir, I took care of all of them.

[man 1] Go at it, you stupid idiot!

[man 2] Fight!

[man 3] Hurry up and fight!

Hey, hey!

Come on!

Hey.

[man 5] Get ’em out of there!

[indistinct yelling]

Come on, bro. Wanna see your wife’s blood spurt everywhere?

[man 6] Do something!

[yells]

[cheering]

Let’s go, let’s go!

[man 6] Oh shit!

[laughing]

[man 6] Bitch!

Shit, man, we lost again?!

[laughing]

Hey, Pung-gi.

Have anything left to bet?

You limp-dick, chrome-dome, lard-ass shithead, can’t you see there’s one left?

[sighs]

[indistinct yelling]

[Pung-gi chuckling]

Wow, to think in prison, I saved your life just so you could disrespect me.

You show some respect.

Fuck them up!

Come here!

Fuck!

[man] Tiger!

What, asshole?

[stabbing]

Damn it!

Hey, fucking kill them all!

[crow calling]

Alright, wait!

Tiger around here?

[Tiger] Well, look who it is.

Nam San, it’s been a while.

Oh, there’s the potato face I remember.

Sir, that’s the asshole. Watch out. He’s a beast.

Thanks to you, my boxing career ended, and I got screwed.

I’ve been itching for revenge, and you just walked right into your grave.

Hey, I came here to ask you a question.

I changed my mind after that tone.

Should I beat your ass now?

There’s no ring around here.

Street fighting’s way out of your league, you ass!

Hey, Pung-gi.

If you bring down that gorilla, I’ll give you half the slaves.

Half?

After I kill him, you’re next, you fat loser.

Now kill that man!

[all yelling]

[tense music playing]

[groans]

Shit, man…

[lock rattles]

[women sobbing, screaming]

[whimpers]

Stop, stop!

Damn it! Ugh, it hurts!

Oh God, it hurts!

Get up. Come on.

Hey, let’s go!

Wait!

[dispirited chatter]

[man] Come on!

Oh… oh God, it hurts so much, oh…

[yells in fear]

[indistinct chatter]

Hello, how are you?

Uh, can you tell me when my grandma will be arriving?

Your grandma?

What do you mean?

We sent a car for them earlier today, so she should be here at dinner.

Don’t worry about it. Enjoy the sunshine.

Okay.

[chuckles]

[sighs] You sure are doing a lot to please a child.

Children are the pathway to our future.

We have to keep them content.

Our real future is through Dr. Yang Gi-su.

Okay?

[applause]

[optimistic string music playing]

Today we’re going to be announcing the cumulative scores.

In first,

Kim Hak-yong.

[both exclaiming excitedly]

Unit 604. Lee Gyu-yeon, unit 607.

Third place, Choi Ju-yeong, unit 601.

Fourth place, Jang Chang-su, unit 608.

Uh, ex… excuse me?

What grades is he talking about? We’re new here, so we don’t know.

Whichever student gets the highest score, they get to choose a unit to live in with their family.

I’m so jealous of you.

My child places last every week.

Family members of the student with the highest score will be exempt from work and also given a free meal pass.

Family members of Kim Hak-yong, please step forward.

[Gi-su clears throat]

Congratulations. Congratulations.

Thank you.

Thank you, Doctor.

[crowd applauds]

Do you think that you can score the highest?

Of course!

[Gi-su] The children are our hope!

The children are our future!

Everyone, please keep your children strong, and let’s lift them all up!

[applause]

Alright, everybody. It’s time to say your goodbyes.

As we mentioned before, all the students will be living on the eighth floor.

[man] Huh?

[Su-na] What?

You never mentioned that though.

Your grandmother has been told all of this.

Maybe she forgot to say something to you?

Oh…

Does that mean that I won’t live with her?

Will we have any contact with Ju-ye at all?

I’ll make sure you’ll be able to see her if you just schedule a meeting.

So we just need to make an appointment with you?

Of course.

[relieved sighs]

I’ll get going now. I’ll score high for you.

Don’t skip any meals, okay?

[Ju-ye giggles]

Okay, let’s go.

Please take good care of her.

Right, take good care of her.

See you later!

As for the parents, please follow me.

Gyu-rin, listen to your older brother.

Okay.

Han Seong-won, take good care of Gyu-rin.

I will.

Okay? Bye.

This way.

[Gyu-rin] Is this all I need to take?

[whirring]

[officer] This is the clean water that our children drink.

Now, if you look here, you’ll see the steps we take to filter the dirty water and produce the potable water we drink.

The most precious resource we have.

Hyung!

They have guns here.

Okay.

Hey, I’m just curious. Where’d you get the guns and the water?

The apartment, is that right, guys?

Huh?

[mouths]

You don’t know?

Uh, do… do we… do… do we know where we got it?

What?

Do you know or not?

Uh, I’m not… I’m not entirely sure.

Okay, take a nap, then.

[intriguing music playing]

Do you know?

I don’t exactly…

Lights out.

You? You don’t know?

No.

What about you?

Uh…

You don’t know.

What about you? Do you know? No?

[chuckling nervously]

You don’t, do you?

Uh, you don’t know about this.

I do know, sir.

Nope, no way.

I go out to make these deals.

You’re gonna need me around to help you, Nam San.

Hey there.

Do you come down here every day to work?

Yeah, this is our daily work.

They have a monopoly on all the water.

We’re talking really clean shit.

They just hoard it for themselves?

That gives them their authority.

They’ve been living comfortably while all the gangs, ours included, bring them anything in exchange for water.

What do you give to them in return?

People.

In the beginning, they were okay with us bringing in whoever, but nowadays, they’ve just been asking for children.

Teenagers.

Why children?

I don’t know about that.

You didn’t know what was happening and sold them people?

Whoa, chill!

Hey, hey, hey, hey. Relax, relax.

Then in the Bus District, when your boys tried to nab Su-na, it was… that was for this?

Yeah.

Oh, you son of a bitch!

Hey, come on, come on.

How come you kids have such short tempers?

Hey, come on.

Let me go.

[both speaking gibberish]

Relax, let it go.

We had to make a living somehow.

Okay, so how did you get past their snipers, then?

You can get in on…

[breathes deeply]

…delivery days. [sighs]

They make sure deliveries go through.

[Nam San] On delivery days.

You must be tired from all that talking. Get some rest.

Well, I feel like I’m okay, actually.

Just catch some Zs.

[mouse shrieking]

[Teacher] Mr. Choi has taken care of the children’s grandparents.

Uh, our newest children are Han Su-na and Lee Ju-ye, both 18-year-old girls.

Uh, accounting for our two new recruits, that puts us at 19 total, plus they’re much healthier than we had expected.

I see.

Take good care of those two, then.

[Teacher] Okay.

And make sure enough time has passed since they’ve had clean water.

You know what to do.

I’ll make the preparations right away.

I’ll visit them later this afternoon.

Alright, get to it.

You’ve got a little something there.

[Kwon] Let’s go.

Hello, everyone.

Here, this way.

Stand here.

Attention, and bow.

Nice to meet you.

Alright, everybody.

We have some new friends today. Ju-ye, go ahead and introduce yourself.

Oh, okay. Uh…

Hello, everyone!

It’s so nice to meet you.

I’m Ju-ye, and I’m 18.

I like eating, and I really don’t like bugs.

Uh, thank you so much!

[Teacher] Let’s give her a hand.

[applause]

It’s so nice to have you. And you, Su-na?

Su-na?

[chuckles] No need to be nervous.

You can just say hi.

Hi, I’m… Han Su-na.

I like drawing, um, and I don’t like… living with others.

Alright! Welcome!

[Ju-ye giggles]

There. You can sit over there at those empty desks.

[Ju-ye] Okay.

There you go.

[Ju-ye] Hello!

[Teacher] Alright. Today, we’ll learn why we need to change our metabolism.

Open your books, everyone.

Let’s first talk about the anatomy of humans as things stand.

Because we currently need to drink water and consume food in order to survive, we’ve wasted precious resources on people that do not serve the greater cause.

To be frank, we are weak, and in our current world, which is plagued by a shortage of water, mankind needs to take a new, stronger physical form.

We must develop a new metabolic system in order to breed humans that can survive for extended periods of dehydration and malnutrition, thereby reversing the population decline and paving the way for civilization to be reborn.

Children, in this harsh and unforgiving world, always remind yourselves of Dr. Yang Gi-su’s miracle and of your own responsibilities.

Our metabolism will improve through Dr. Yang’s research, and eventually, mankind will finally be given a body which can adapt to this brave new world.

Pay attention, Su-na.

It’s just odd.

Nobody even has enough to drink on the outside, yet the people here are able to drink however much they want and even shower.

Everyone keeps going on and on about Dr. Yang Gi-su.

Shouldn’t he be giving water to everybody out there who needs it?

[unsettling music playing]

Oh, Su-na.

The outside world is full of barbarians.

The exact same type that killed Yang Gi-su’s beloved daughter.

In order to join the new humanity,

you need to be the right kind of person.

What kind… what kind of person is that?

[Ju-ye] People that offer aid in furthering the doctor’s research.

I wanna be a part of the research support.

Well, you sound like you have the right attitude, Ju-ye, no?

Su-na sure could learn a lot from you.

[Ju-ye] Yes, ma’am.

[Teacher] Now, then, for our next lesson, we’ll be learning about organisms that are best at surviving in the wild.

We’ll be getting a visit from Dr. Yang Gi-su later, so let’s all welcome him properly to show our gratitude.

[all] Yes.

[exhales]

[Teacher] These rations are the fruits of your parents’ hard work, as I’m sure you’re all aware.

Let us all dig in with a thankful heart.

And there’s the water, which is more valuable than anything else in this world.

Make sure to drink it all down to the very last drop.

Dr. Yang Gi-su had it specially purified for all of you here.

Ju-ye.

[Gi-su] Hello, everyone.

[Teacher] Alright, a round of applause, everyone.

Attention.

Bow.

“Students are our hope.”

I’m sure you’re all aware of our apartment’s motto, right?

That’s the reason we’ve been supplying our students with a special diet.

[inhales] The world is beset by a shortage of food and water, as you know.

I’m working day and night to create a new world where humans are going to be able to survive and live a good life with only a minuscule amount of food and drinking water.

But until that day comes, you all need to finish everything you’re given, making sure not to waste any.

Yes.

Alright.

Doctor, we have someone very promising.

Oh, there.

Mm-hmm. She’s wonderful.

Her name?

[Teacher] Lee Ju-ye.

[Gi-su] Lee Ju-ye, right?

Yes.

Hi. You’re 18?

Yeah!

I heard you really wanted to help me with my research.

[Ju-ye] Mm.

Why don’t we get the ball rolling with a consultation?

[Teacher] Yes, of course.

Uh-huh.

Well, uh, why don’t we have you eat first?

Uh, I’ll send someone over to meet you in three hours, huh? And then we can get started.

Oh wow! Thank you, Doctor. [giggles]

[Gi-su] Right.

Let’s go.

Dr. Yang.

Where’s my grandmother? Did she get here safe?

Of course she did. Don’t you worry.

If my grandmother’s here, I wanna see her.

[Gi-su exhales in annoyance]

Excuse me.

Did you explain everything to her?

[gasps]

I’m so sorry.

[unsettling music playing]

Su-na.

Uh, your grandmother is much worse than we expected, so we’ll have to keep her in treatment for the next two to three days.

Grandma got that sick on the way here?

[chuckles nervously]

She just needs to rest, okay?

You’re going to be able to see her in a day or so.

Dr. Yang Gi-su himself is personally seeing to her treatment…

Yes, of course. Now,

I have been overseeing her care, so don’t worry, okay?

She’s going to be much better soon, and…

Oh, Su-na.

Su-na, you’re terribly malnourished right now. Huh?

So drink some water.

You’ll regain your health. Here.

Hmm?

Alright, then. Enjoy your dinners, and don’t forget,

you are our future!

[unsettling music building]

[music fades]

[groaning weakly]

[exhales forcefully]

Alright, clean things up here.

[woman] Yes, sir.

It’s been over 20 hours, and Sergeant Choi and Sergeant Oh haven’t returned.

Things could get bad for them if they don’t make it in time.

[Gi-su] They should be okay.

Maybe we should hand out personal doses in case of situations like this.

[sighs]

It’s still too dangerous for people to carry.

Besides, there’s no telling what kind of side effects we’ll see going forward.

How long are we going to have to keep injecting?

We’re starting to run out of children to bring to the apartment.

We’re gonna get there.

Just be patient.

[Kwon exhales]

Get back to work.

They only care about themselves.

Dignity for humans?

Long gone.

[breathes deeply]

This research needs to come to fruition, right?

If we want a meaningful life… it’ll only be when… when they realize the sacrifices of these evolutionary rejects was necessary for survival.

That day will come, don’t you think?

[grunts]

[sighs]

[suspenseful music playing]

[lock clicks]

[music fades]

Time for a shift change.

[indistinct chatter]

Excuse me. Excuse me.

[chuckles]

Uh, we, uh, signed up to see our child earlier on.

When will we be able to go see her?

A meeting? What do you mean, meeting?

The teacher said that after we finish our work for the day,

we could sign up to visit our daughter.

Uh, there’s, um…

We don’t have that policy.

She definitely told us that earlier on.

We’re happy to go to the eighth floor if Ju-ye can’t come down.

The eighth floor is especially off-limits to regular residents.

Uh, well, where’s the teacher, then?

[sighs] You know what? Where’s our daughter?

What the hell do you mean we can’t go see our child?

This is ridiculous!

[man] They’re stopping them seeing their child.

[woman] I hope our kids are okay.

Don’t mind us and change shifts, everyone.

We’ll talk about this tomorrow.

Wait, wait, wait. Where’s Ju-ye?

No, look here.

Huh? Where the hell is our daughter, you bastards?!

[suspenseful music playing]

[breathing heavily]

[door opens]

[gasps]

Listen, how many times do I have to tell you not to interrupt me when I’m experimenting?

I’m sorry, sir. Too many witnesses for me to take care of it.

Jesus, we bent over backwards to get these kids.

[fabric fluttering]

[straining quietly]

[Gi-su] So they’re in the purification facility?

Let’s get down there.

Sergeant Kang, please go upstairs and prepare the drugs and the catheter.

[Kang] Right away, sir.

[Gi-su sighs]

[exhales]

[breathing anxiously]

God, this is so embarrassing.

[man 1] Let me see my daughter!

[woman] Why would you lie to us?

[man 1] The teacher told us that we would be able to see her tonight!

[woman] Right, go check with her.

[man 2] Calm down.

[man 1] Check with her.

[man 2] Where’s the teacher?

[man 1] Why do you keep lying to us?

Hey, what’s going on?

Huh? What’s this about? Guys…

Please, Doctor, please tell us. Where is Ju-ye?

You guys, you said we could meet her. You can’t just go back on your word!

Calm down, please!

Ju-ye is doing great.

She’s all settled in now.

Doctor, please let us see our daughter.

Now, wait, wait, don’t…

I’m begging you!

[Gi-su] There’s no need to cry. Please, please settle down.

[inhales deeply]

Okay, fine.

Let’s go to the lab to see her. Come with me. Let’s go see Ju-ye.

Let’s go. Yeah.

[man] Okay, thank you. Let’s go.

[suspenseful music playing]

REPTILIAN REGENERATION EXPERIMENT

CONFIRMED MANIFESTATION OF PROTEINS IN RAT STEM CELLS

[music intensifies]

EXPERIMENT CONDUCTED ON FIVE SOLDIERS SUCCESSFUL REGENERATION IN FIFTEEN DAYS

SEVEN 10-YEAR-OLDS, ALL DEAD FOUR 17-YEAR-OLDS, ALL DEAD

[rhythmic beeping]

Ju-ye…

Ju-ye. [panting]

[door opens]

[Gi-su] This way.

[man] So… so she’s in here?

Why would, uh…

[Gi-su] There, see that? She’s fine.

[woman] Ju-ye!

[man] Ju-ye… Ju-ye!

Wait, wait, wait, wait, don’t stimulate her in any way!

Or else you’ll put her life at risk.

[woman whimpers]

You can see that she’s a very valuable asset here and giving herself for us all.

Doctor, can you explain what this is?

Is Ju-ye sick or something?

No, she’s completely healthy.

It’s just that kids her age have something right here.

[woman whimpers]

“The children are our future.”

That’s our whole motto, isn’t it?

[man and woman whimpering]

[Gi-su sighs]

Now, now, now, here, look. This is my daughter.

Everyone said that she was dead, but I brought her back.

I’ve basically created an undying breed of humanity.

[gasps]

[unsettling music playing]

[breathing anxiously]

What?

Humanity has a chance at being preserved, thanks to you and your daughter.

Now do you understand what a vital role she plays in this research?

[groans in disgust] Ju-ye.

Whoa, hey, hey, hey, hey! I said not to stimulate your daughter!

Jesus! I told you not to touch her! Shit!

[alarms wailing]

[choking]

What’s wrong with her?

What’s going on with our daughter?

What’s happening?

[man] Ju-ye!

[Gi-su] I told you not to touch her!

[woman] Oh my God, do something!

[sobbing] Do something!

What’s wrong with her?

What’s happening to her?

[flatline tone]

[exhales forcefully]

[flatline tone stops]

[woman] Ju-ye.

[man] Oh my God, Ju-ye… Is she dead?

[sighs]

[woman] Wake up, Ju-ye.

[Gi-su] I was away for too long.

I told you what would happen. Now look!

[man] Ju-ye…

[woman] Ju-ye?

[man] Ju-ye!

See this? Huh?

[woman] Ju-ye…

[menacing music playing]

[shrieks]

You have no idea how important this research is, do you?

[yells angrily]

I gave you food, clean water, shelter…

Why don’t you trust me?!

[music fades]

[groans]

[sighs]

Clean-up crew. Clean-up crew to the lab.

[breathing anxiously]

[clattering]

[gasps]

[unsettling music playing]

Su-na,

why are you up here?

What a coincidence, huh?

I really appreciate you having my back on this.

There’s no way in hell I could do this alone, you know?

[sighs wearily] I’m just here for Su-na.

And also ’cause he’ll shut his trap when Su-na’s around again.

I’m not a good person.

There’s a lot of blood on my hands.

[sucks teeth]

It’s morning now.

Rise and shine.

[yawns] We’re leaving already?

[sniffs]

[groans sleepily]

[melancholy music playing]

[Su-na breathing anxiously]

[Gi-su] Sure must be nice, being so young. Very minimal side effects, and the drugs work great on you.

I know why you’re keeping all these children.

You’re using us like lab rats so you can survive.

Oh, no, don’t worry.

You’re better than a lab rat.

No, we’re depending on you to survive.

What happened to Ju-ye earlier was very unfortunate.

Why are you experimenting on children’s necks?

The teenage pituitary gland generates material that allows the process to occur.

Now, it does need a bit of fine-tuning. Doesn’t work right away.

In the classroom, when you were drinking the water?

That activates it.

It’s amazing, right?

That we’re able to achieve that with just a little water?

Where’s Grandma, then?

[keyboard clacking]

[chuckles]

Did you seriously believe she’s in treatment?

The weak among us need to be thinned out so we can make way for the new breed.

[music intensifies]

[screams]

Whoa, stay still.

Hey, don’t screw this up, okay?

Trust me, alright?

[chuckles pleasantly]

Hey, how you doing?

What happened to you?

Oh, I just got into a scuffle with some crazy gorilla motherfucker a couple days ago.

[soldier] What brings you here today?

I’m here to make a delivery, bro. [laughs]

You’re only supposed to come on certain days, you know?

Oh shit.

Well, you know, I was just passing by, so I figured I’d make a delivery and come see my buddy while I’m at it.

[tense music playing]

Hey, what’s with that?

Look in the back.

[soldier 2] Yes, sir.

Shut it off.

[sighs]

[music intensifies]

[dramatic music playing]

What’s going on?

[Tiger] Whoa!

Whoa, whoa!

[tires screech]

Hold on to something!

Ah, slow down, slow down!

Oh! No, no, no, no, no, no, no, no!

Hey, you son of a bitch!

[Tiger yelling]

[music fades]

[Eun-ho coughing]

[whimpering]

You crazy bastard! You’re insane! [whimpering]

[dramatic music playing]

[screams]

[screaming]

Ji-wan!

[Teacher] It’s those people. We saw them when we picked up Su-na.

We have to go warn the doctor.

Okay.

[walkie-talkie beeps]

Sergeant Lee’s going to the prison underground.

Don’t follow her down there.

I left a gift for her.

Hurry, let’s move in!

[soldier yells]

[Tiger] Please don’t kill me! I’m sorry!

Oh shit.

[Tiger whimpers]

[Tiger] You don’t have to shoot me.

[Tiger whimpers]

This way.

Oh! Oh! Shit, man! Oh God! Ah!

[Su-na breathing anxiously]

[Gi-su] Try to relax, Su-na.

[knock at door]

[sighs in annoyance]

What is it now?

Dr. Yang.

I’m sorry, sir, but it’s important.

Sergeant Lee’s returned, and there’s others.

From the village where we got Su-na.

I’m sure Master Sergeant Kwon has it under control.

[grunts angrily]

Looks like your friends came to see you.

Shame they won’t get a chance to.

[beeping]

[whirring]

[screams]

[unsettling music playing]

You sure it’s in there?

Yeah, I’m sure.

How come no one’s following us?

You guys, it’s Sergeant Lee. Are you okay?

[hissing]

[Ji-wan] Hyung!

[Eun-ho groans]

[hissing]

[music intensifies]

Your subordinates don’t seem too fond of us, huh?

Hey, snap out of it.

They’re not human anymore.

[yells furiously]

[yells]

Get it together!

[stabs]

[yells furiously]

[breathing shakily]

[coughing]

[man grunting]

[gun clicking]

Hey, you guys all good?

Man, what the hell are these monsters?

This was a mistake. We’re doomed now.

I’m sorry.

[PA system screeches]

[Gi-su] Ah, ah, attention all residents.

As we all know, there are some intruders in the apartment that are threatening everybody’s safety.

Stay in your homes until further notice.

Do not, under any circumstances, go outside.

We’ve implemented strict security measures on the classrooms and student dorms, so stay exactly where you are.

Now, one more thing.

I wanna share a quick message with our trespasser friends in the basement.

Sergeant Lee Eun-ho, and, uh, you, the hunter person, you won’t be able to accomplish what you want here, so just give up and turn back before it’s too late.

And then I’ll let you walk away with your lives.

Ugh, that piece of shit.

Listen!

This is me giving you one last chance.

There’s an intercom in the basement. Press the button, and give me an answer.

“We’d like to walk away with our lives” is option one, and “we’d like to die a painful death in the basement,” that’s option two!

[intercom beeps]

Option one.

[chuckles]

And, uh, we’re taking Su-na too.

[high-pitched tone through receiver]

[screams]

Let’s go get our girl.

Are you coming with us?

Master Sergeant Kwon.

Do not, under any circumstances, let them up here.

I understand, sir.

[sighs]

Team A, take the stairwell, and team B, the basement.

I’ll take the center. We can’t let them get up here.

It’s in your best interest that your friends don’t kill our momentum here.

If you end up dying, too, we won’t have anyone left to take your place.

[Su-na whimpering]

So, please,

just hang in there.

[Eun-ho] What do we do now?

We’re almost out of bullets.

[pulls pin]

[tense music playing]

Grab their weapons.

Get out of here now! Go find Su-na. I can handle this.

Are you sure?

I’ve got it.

Be careful.

[menacing music playing]

[gun clicks]

[music fades]

[grunts]

Oh shit.

Oh, where is it? Oh shit.

Hey, hey, Ji-wan!

Ugh!

[grunts]

[menacing music playing]

[soldier yells]

[soldier yells]

[music fades]

[exhales]

[man] What’s going on out there?

[concerned chatter, screaming]

[tense music playing]

We have to go.

Hey, stay focused!

Keep going.

What about you though?

Get out of here!

Ah shit.

[grunts]

[Eun-ho groans]

Lee Eun-ho.

[crowd whimpering]

[man] Please don’t kill us. We’re just workers. Please don’t hurt us.

[whimpering continues]

Relax.

I’m looking for a kid named Su-na.

Where are the rest of the kids?

The children are up on the eighth floor.

You guys should go up to look for your children as well.

[Kwon] Lee Eun-ho.

Still so worried about others that you can’t find a way out for yourself.

[dramatic music playing]

[music fades]

[tense music playing]

Su-na.

[both scream]

[woman] Don’t shoot! Oh God! Why are you doing this?

[music fades]

[panting, groaning]

Ugh, my knees.

[chuckles]

[chuckles]

[Kwon] Come on, don’t be like that.

[groaning]

There’s still time for you to make peace with this.

Join us and help us create a new world.

Well, in the world that I want,

there’s no room for monsters like you.

[dramatic music playing]

[Kwon screams]

[music fades]

[menacing music playing]

Lee Eun-ho,

you wanna keep going till the end?

[music fades]

[unsettling music playing]

[Teacher] Oh God!

[Teacher screams, whimpers]

[Teacher whimpering]

Where is Han Su-na?

Where is she?!

[gasps]

She’s with the doctor.

[Teacher screams]

Lead the way.

You should get out of here.

Don’t you want to see your parents?

[Teacher whimpers]

Come on, let’s go.

[Kwon] Hey.

Don’t come closer, or else I’ll shoot her.

[Kwon] Be my guest.

That woman just… disappoints.

Master Sergeant Kwon, have you gone completely crazy?

[Nam San] Hey, soldier boy.

[panting] Why aren’t the elevators working in here?

I’ll take care of him. You go find Su-na.

[Teacher whimpers]

[Western showdown music playing]

What happened to you?

Something’s on your face.

So you’re the hunter, then?

Guess you’re my catch of the day.

Amusing.

I’ve been looking for you.

Look, I don’t have time. Let’s do it.

[sighs]

[tense music playing]

[breathing deeply]

[breathing shakily]

I finally did it.

[sighs]

You weren’t waiting too long, right?

[sighs]

[chuckles]

[groans]

[Gi-su chuckles]

[inhales deeply]

[Gi-su] At last!

You’re a monster, you know that?

Do you really think that there is any point in saving your daughter now?

This is rare, Su-na.

It usually takes much longer to wake up.

Nice to be young, I guess.

Grandma always said that

everybody…

[groans in pain]

…is always bound to reap whatever seeds they sow.

You will suffer the consequences for everything that you’ve done.

[grunts]

Your daughter

would never approve of

who you are now.

[Gi-su sighs]

You want me to just cut off your tongue?

[groans in pain]

[groans in pain]

[grunting]

[groans]

[screams]

You said the contents needed a little fine-tuning, right?

That strange water that you gave all of us,

I didn’t drink a drop of it.

Oh, you… Shit.

[groans]

[Su-na chuckles]

It’s amazing, right?

That we can achieve that with just a little water?

[rapid gunfire]

Oh God! Doctor!

[tense music playing]

[Teacher whimpers, screams]

Don’t come closer.

Drop the gun.

Drop the gun!

God damn it.

[Teacher] You crazy bastard!

[groans]

So-yeon. Get So-yeon first.

What?

I said to go pack So-yeon up first!

Oh, yes.

[grunting]

[breathing anxiously]

[music intensifies]

[music fades]

[dramatic music playing]

[yells]

Ugh, why won’t you bastards just die already?

You can’t kill us.

You sure?

[music fades]

[Nam San panting]

Ugh!

Ah shit, that’s an ugly mug.

[tense music playing]

[man] Kim Hak-yong!

[indistinct panicked chatter]

Are you alright? What happened?

Huh? What happened to you? Huh?

Ji-wan!

[Gi-su] Alright, let’s go.

Ah, come on, come on!

[Teacher screams]

[Teacher yelps]

Oh God, Doctor…

Wait!

Doctor, save me. Save me, Doctor.

You,

you said you would save me.

The shot. Oh God, where’s the shot?

You’re gonna die even if you take it.

[Teacher] No, no…

No, don’t do it! Don’t do it!

[grunts]

You son of a bitch!

[screaming]

What the…? What just happened up there?

[woman] What is happening?

[groans in agony]

[dramatic music playing]

It’s okay, sweetheart. Huh?

We can just start over. You believe in your dad, right?

[coughing]

Hey, Ji-wan!

Hey, Ji-wan!

Hey. Hey.

Hey, wake up. Hey.

Su-na.

Su-na.

[Ji-wan coughing]

Su-na, you alright?

[Su-na groaning]

Su-na, are you okay?

You’re here…

[Nam San] Alright.

Let’s get out of here.

What are they doing? I made an order for everybody to stay in their rooms.

Everybody!

It’s Dr. Yang!

[woman 1] Stay away from our children!

[woman 2] Our child is in the building!

[woman 1] What did you do, huh?

[grunts]

You’re asking the wrong person. Get out of the way!

[man 2] No, no, no!

We’ve done everything you told us. What have you been doing to our kids?

Let go!

You people, you were all living in luxury, pawning off your kids, huh?

Isn’t it a little late to start pretending that you care?

[woman 3] No, you can’t get away with it! You won’t get away!

[man 3 yelling]

[Gi-su groaning]

[man 3] Get him away from that! Grab that!

[Gi-su] So-yeon! So-yeon!

[tense music playing]

[Eun-ho] Is everyone alright?

Yeah.

Let’s get Yang Gi-su.

We might lose him if we go together. You take the kids and move down.

Understood.

Let’s go.

Be careful, Nam San.

Hurry.

What the fuck is in the bag?

[woman] You will pay for this! You’re gonna rot!

Wait!

What? He… he’s a monster! A monster!

[shocked reactions, screaming]

You…

you pieces of shit, you…

[man] Oh my God.

[menacing music playing]

[indistinct panicked chatter]

[Gi-su] Die!

[yelling]

All of you, just die already! Die!

[yells maniacally]

[gun clicks]

You all deserve to die, all of you.

I should kill every one of you. Good-for-nothing, evolutionary rejects!

Your death is coming!

[music fades]

[whimpering]

No, no.

No…

[melancholy music playing]

So-yeon.

So-yeon, it’s okay. It’s okay. It’s okay. It’s okay.

I’m… I’ll bring you back, So-yeon.

It’s okay. It’s okay.

[sobbing] Oh, I’m so sorry!

My little girl.

[sobbing]

[gulps]

[indistinct chatter]

[retches]

[music fades]

[ominous music playing]

[groaning]

Yang Gi-su!

[whimpers]

[Gi-su] Don’t come any closer!

Stay right there!

I have to save my daughter.

Stay where you are!

Yeah!

[Ji-wan] That’s enough, you monster!

Look at what you did!

You couldn’t save anybody, not even your little girl.

[sobbing]

[sobbing continues]

You’ve ruined everything.

You’ve ruined the whole plan.

[music fades]

I was right all along.

And you’ve ruined everything.

You ruined… you ruined…

[relieved chatter]

[woman] Come on. Let’s go.

[sentimental music playing]

[Su-na sniffles]

What are you gonna do now?

I think I’ll stay here and start over again.

[thunder rumbles]

[man] It’s raining!

[woman] It’s raining!

[man 1 laughing]

[excited chatter]

[man 2] Oh my goodness!

Let’s go home now. I’m ready.

Right, let’s go.

[Ji-wan] God, that’s refreshing!

[inaudible]

[whimsical music playing]

[girl] I’m so happy to be back, Mom! Dad!

[Su-na] Line up properly, people!

[Ji-wan] Got anything good for us?

Everybody, step forward.

Su-na!

[chuckles]

Su-na,

white pigs like these are chock-full of flavor.

[Su-na] Mmm…

[Nam San] Hmm?

Oh? Um, whoa…

[laughs] Good luck with that, huh?

What do you mean by that? What?

Hey, Ma! Over here!

“Ma”? What’re you doing?

Uh, thanks, but I’m sober.

What’s with that ribbon she’s wearing?

Let me through.

Whoa!

Where are you going?

[Nam San] I’ve suffered enough. Leave me alone.

[tense instrumental music playing]

[music fades]

[suspenseful electronic music playing]

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