Taking place in and around Seoul station, a man sleeping rough is the catalyst for a zombie apocalypse. Through this a young runaway woman must try to survive in a world that sees her as disposable. The story revolves around two main characters: Suk-gyu (voiced by Seung-ryong Ryu), a father who searches for his runaway daughter (Hye-Sun, voiced by Shim Eun-kyung), only to discover she has become a prostitute. Just as he was about to be reunited with her, a zombie epidemic breaks out in Seoul.
The film begins in front of Seoul Station’s terminal building as a bloodied man collapses. A fashionable young man, in the middle of telling his friend how he believes in universal healthcare, steps forward to look but gives a cold shoulder after seeing that it is just a “stinky homeless guy”. The dying man’s younger brother runs around to ask help from the people, yet the people refuse. Further, he is frowned at by social workers, denigrated by police officers and roughed up by hoodlums.
The old man soon becomes a savage, blood-lusting zombie, setting off chaos that sweeps through the station, first among those squatting in the corridors and then among everybody in the terminal’s vicinity. It’s against the first scenery that the protagonists makes their entry. Hye-sun has just run away from her previous life of quasi-slavery at a brothel, and is now living with her good-for-nothing boyfriend, Ki-woong (voiced by Lee Joon), whose idea of earning a living is pimping out Hye-sun online. After a row about this, the pair separate and are swept up in the chaos bursting out of Seoul Station. Hye-sun witnesses and narrowly escapes a bloodbath up close at the local police station, while Ki-woong’s search for Hye-sun is bolstered by the appearance of Suk-gyu. As the trio race around town to flee the undead and find each other, they run into extreme measures put in place to contain what the authorities consider an insurrection. The undead and the survivors find themselves up against barricades manned by fully armed soldiers with their tanks, water cannons and live ammunition.
Director: Yeon Sang-ho
Writer: Yeon Sang-ho