Gyeongseong Creature (2023) s01e01 Episode Script


[opening theme music playing]
[music fades]
[eerie music playing]
[Morse code beeping]
[foot stamps]
Preparations for retreat
should be finished
within the next 48 hours.
All of our research records
and our documents are to return to Japan.
That means anything that cannot be taken
should be completely incinerated.
[officers] Yes, sir!
[man] Sir, are we
burning everything?
Burn all of it. That's an order.
Destroy all evidence
of us having been here.
Nothing gets left behind. Not a thing.
That is all.
[unsettling music playing]
- [man 1] Quickly! Let's go!
- [man 2] Destroy everything!
[man 1] Quickly! Let's go!
Let's go! Let's go! Now!
- [man 3] Quickly! Hurry!
- [man 4] Yes, sir!
- [man 5] Don't leave any evidence!
- [man 6] We don't have time!
[unsettling music continues]
[gas masks hissing]
[music intensifies]
UNIT 731
[breathing nervously]
- It's been planted, sir.
- Over there!
- The serums?
- We've secured 12 for you, sir.
- And the Najin?
- We've secured a total of eight, sir.
What about the other two items?
We couldn't get any.
We ran out of time, sir.
[loud bang]
- [loud bang]
- Lt. Kato!
[eerie music playing]
[loud bang]
[officer] There's not enough time!
We must hurry, sir!
[loud bang]
[unsettling music playing]
[loud bang]
[banging continues]
[banging continues]
[officer] Ready!
- [officer] Fire!
- [screaming]
[officer] Fire!
[bullet casings rattling]
[officer] Fire!
[loud bang]
[soldier 1] Hey, hurry up!
Hurry! Let's go!
[loud bang]
Light it! What are you doing?
Hurry up! Light it!
[breathing heavily]
[melancholy music playing]
[soldier 1] Let's go. There's no time!
- Are we flying?
- Sir, flying in a plane is too big a risk.
We'll board a train at Harbin.
You'll be transferred to Gyeongseong
from there.
- Let's go.
- [soldier 2] Yes, sir!
[tense music playing]
[gasping, whimpering]
[man screaming]
[creature roaring]
[music fades]
[train horn blares]
[soothing music playing]
[man] Spring found its way to Gyeongseong
unusually quickly that year.
[brakes squeal]
[indistinct chattering]
[tram bell ringing]
- [boy 1] Get your papers here! Newspapers!
- [boy 2] Shoe shine! Shoe shine!
- [boy 1] Papers! Newspapers here!
- [man 1] Hey, boy!
[man 2] Get your paper!
- Thank you.
- [man 2] Newspapers!
- Boy, I'll take a newspaper.
- [boy 2] Shoe shine!
One jeon, sir.
Keep the change.
Go buy yourself some bread.
[boy] Thank you, sir! May you be blessed.
Tell you what.
This is what's really happening here.
Papers! Papers!
So apparently,
all of the rumors were true.
[man] After the bombing of Tokyo
on March 9th,
a shadow of defeat loomed over Japan.
Joseon waited in quiet anticipation
in the hopes that Japan might fall.
[whistle blowing]
The rebels are over here! Arrest them now!
[people clamoring, shouting]
[officer] Hey, don't move!
[officer shouting]
Come on. Let's go.
[whistle blowing]
- [man 1] Here.
- [man 2] What is it?
[door slams]
[man 3] Everyone, run!
[all clamoring]
[music fades]
People of the peninsula, rise!
Your moment's here!
Your opportunity
to die for His Majesty the Emperor!
Join the unbeatable Imperial Army
and enter the shrine of Yasukuni!
[men grunt]
You may choose
to die in the torture chamber
or with honor in the Imperial Army.
It's your choice.
[man 1 sobs] Now what? What do I do?
I can't.
[man] They say that it is always darkest
before the dawn.
- [electrical crackling]
- [groaning in pain]
- [electrical crackling stops]
- [panting]
Go on. Admit it.
It wasn't me.
Don't deny it. It'll make this harder.
I'm telling you
I know nothing about what you're asking.
- [electrical crackling]
- [groaning in pain]
[man 2] Is he a rebel?
- You really don't know who that man is?
- [man groaning in background]
That's Jang Tae-sang.
Jang Tae-sang? Who is he?
He's the master
of the House of Golden Treasure.
The House of Golden Treasure?
[whimsical music playing]
[man] That's right.
The House of Golden Treasure.
Located in the Bonjeong district, with
the most valuable piece of real estate,
it is, without a doubt,
Gyeongseong's largest
and finest establishment.
The great pawnshop.
This is a Waltham watch.
They're famous, you know.
I'll give you 450.
This here watch is valuable.
It's from America.
Here's 450, then.
[men chattering indistinctly]
Please, sir.
I just I just lost my my factory
to the Japanese.
- And I'm losing my house too!
- Really? Oh.
- I have an elderly mother.
- That so, um
And four children to feed, sir.
- Do you wanna see us out on the street?
- Enough. Fine, then.
[man] Sir, please!
This is all you're getting, huh?
Take it or leave it, okay?
Otherwise, you can forfeit it all.
[whimsical music continues]
Next person!
[woman] These are my dowries,
so please take good care of them.
No matter what,
I'll I'll return for them.
[employee] Fifteen won for all of it.
And for the record,
I know this one's a fake.
[man 2] This is a suit from Italy.
I had the whole thing
custom-made from there.
It's been worn. How about two won?
It's real porcelain.
I got it around three years ago,
and it wasn't cheap.
Ah! You enjoy it, then.
'Cause all it's good for is to piss in it.
What an idiot.
- [elevator bell dings]
- [music stops]
- What is it?
- [sighs] Give it here.
You steal one more item from this company,
I'll cut off your fingers
before you can even blink, you got it?
Ah, you don't have to be so dramatic.
I was playing around, that's all.
[pensive music playing]
[mystical music playing]
[man] Hmm?
A Waltham. That's a rare find.
[sighs] Four won would have been plenty.
He gave the guy five and a half for it.
Mr. Gu always does this.
Giving money away so generously
as if it belongs to him.
[man] This is quality leather.
It was worth it.
That Beom-o boy is a thief.
I'm just letting you know.
The brat's completely hopeless.
He always pockets things
every chance he gets.
The teacup set
and china plates for Lady Maeda?
Is that order ready yet?
[woman] Be careful.
If you get too close to the fire,
then you just might get burned, hmm?
Her husband is Ishikawa,
and her father is General Maeda.
I'm just, uh, keeping us afloat here
by keeping the powerful
as happy as possible.
It's only natural
that I do business with them, yes?
You need to be careful. They're Japanese.
I'm Jang Tae-sang.
It'll all work out. [chuckles]
- That's right. I am Jang Tae-sang.
- [swing music playing]
A man of many means
and an icon for self-made men.
- [woman 1 gasps] It's Master Jang!
- [woman 2] Oh my goodness!
[woman 3] Oh!
- Hello, everyone.
- Hello, sir.
Master Jang!
- Control yourselves.
- Okay, we will.
[photographer] One, two! Good! One more!
How about a different pose, ladies?
[pool balls rattle]
[indistinct chattering]
[woman] Master Jang!
[Tae-sang] I had nothing to fear.
Nothing stood in my way.
I was the master
of the House of Golden Treasure.
I could get anything
and everything I wanted.
A toast! To everyone.
[all] Cheers!
[Tae-sang] I am
the one and only Jang Tae-sang.
So then
[music fades]
[Tae-sang coughing]
how did I end up in this horrible mess?
[officer 1] He must have secretly funded
the independence movement.
[officer 2] Wrong.
Then what did he do? Was he a spy?
It was an affair.
An affair?
You met my wife at a teahouse
about a month ago. Why was that?
Lady Maeda wanted baekja teacups
and china lacquered plates
inlaid with mother-of-pearl.
And what about at the museum last week?
I went to tell her the baekja teacups
and plates that she wanted
were nearly impossible to find for her.
The message you sent her
three days ago, what was it?
I managed to find exactly
what she was asking me for.
I wanted to tell her about my luck.
And yesterday, you came
all the way to my house for
To deliver it all in person, seeing as
it took me so long to get it.
[officer] Don't play games!
- You pathetic little maggot!
- [grunting]
You Josenjing lowlife!
How dare you even think
of going after my wife,
you little bastard, huh?
Commissioner, seems that, uh,
we have ourselves
a little misunderstanding.
That's enough bullshit.
I wanna know what's going on here.
Say it. You better tell me exactly
what it is you're doing with my wife.
Tell me, you bastard, huh?
Ah, I guess you are crazy.
Crazy in love
with your wife, Commissioner.
Don't tell me that you're
seriously suspicious of her.
Lady Maeda? Who carries such respect
and honor in her community?
I gotta say, this is a a major affront
to a woman
who is incredibly pure of heart.
What do you mean?
What would you do
if Lady Maeda were to learn of this,
about you openly
doubting her loyalty like this?
You get it now?
- [wind chime dings]
- [soothing music playing]
[liquid pouring]
[music fades]
[pensive music playing]
[music fades]
[Tae-sang sighs]
Okay, how about we move on
to the matter at hand?
Let's hear
what you really want from me, huh?
[officer] This girl has gone missing.
[gentle music playing]
It's been about a week,
and we still can't find her.
I've never done a missing persons case.
Well, I'm sure the police could help.
Aren't you
the information king of Gyeongseong?
I'm flattered. I really am.
It's been said that if you want anything,
the best person to go through
is Jang Tae-sang,
whether to find a person
or even if you need some money.
Is that right?
I specialize in hunting people
who don't pay me back,
not finding lost mistresses.
You'll do whatever I ask you to.
Find out why she disappeared,
where she went,
and does she have another lover,
and if so, who is it?
And why don't you find the man, too,
while you're at it?
Find her.
And if you don't bring in
this woman of mine
You'll kill me?
No, but you will lose everything
that you hold close and dear to you.
The house that you own,
real estate, cash, cars,
the House of Golden Treasure you built
will be taken away.
It'll be gone!
You'll lose it all.
And as for you?
Oh, you will be sent away to war.
[officer sighs]
[tense music playing]
So then how much time do I have?
Till the flowers fall from the trees.
All right, then.
Glad to help out.
[door opens]
[music fades]
[man] Master Jang.
[door opening]
[woman] What happened? What's the matter?
Goodness! What happened?
Who did this to your face?
I need to know. How much cash
do we have available right now?
What's it for?
If I put my Bukchon house and properties
and the House of Golden Treasure
up for sale,
how fast would everything sell, you think?
[indistinct chattering]
Is a month enough time for us?
What'd you do this time around, huh?
What kind of trouble are we in?
[footsteps approaching]
It seems like
all my fortune
and luck has finally dried up.
- [cheerful music playing]
- [chuckles]
[woman] Come on over, sir.
[indistinct chattering]
He really knows how
to work those scissors, doesn't he?
- [woman 2] Right.
- [woman 3] How are you, sir?
Just wait here, all right?
[indistinct chattering]
[man] Goodness, it's wonderful.
- [woman 2] Yes, he's great at it.
- [man] Yes.
[man] Excuse me, miss?
Sorry, sir, we haven't opened yet.
I'm looking for someone. He's Japanese.
I heard he's in Gyeongseong.
He's a guy in his mid-thirties.
His name is Sachimoto.
He's a regular at this place.
I've been told he was a painter
and a very good one.
I know two different men called that.
But they were both soldiers,
not painters. Sorry.
Well, I was told he was a regular here.
Is that so?
Well, I've been working
at the Moonlight Bar for half a year,
and I've never met your Sachimoto.
Okay, thanks for your time.
[woman] Why don't you try
the House of Golden Treasure?
Ask for Jang Tae-sang.
He's the one in charge there.
If you ever need information,
he's full of it.
In fact, nothing slips past the guy,
whether it is a person,
a property, or money.
He's called
the "information king" of Gyeongseong.
What was that?
I was asking if the, uh,
the motorcycle out there's for sale.
[man] Oh, that thing?
It doesn't run.
The engine's busted. Sorry.
I'll take it anyway.
How much do you want for it?
[intriguing music playing]
[man] From the looks of you,
I'm guessing you're from Manchuria.
- Am I right?
- 200 won?
Hey, it comes with a sidecar, huh?
I'll give it to you for 300.
You just said the engine's busted.
If you keep leaving it out there,
it'll be worthless junk.
If you throw a diamond into the trash,
it's still a diamond.
I'll give you the motorcycle for 300.
[clears throat]
Um, that's my best offer, hmm?
- That's your best offer?
- Yes.
[intriguing music continues]
[items clattering]
I'll give you 250
including this stuff here.
And that's my best offer.
I don't take Chinese money, you know?
[rhythmic drums playing]
[music intensifies]
- [man laughs]
- [music stops]
That woman's going to be disappointed.
Look at this.
My goodness.
I said it was busted, didn't I?
That motorcycle has been outside
for three years through the rainstorms,
the blizzards, the hail, everything.
She's not getting
that thing running, nope.
- [motorcycle engine revving]
- Hmm?
[man claps] Forget it, all right?
There's no need to worry so much.
Hey, what's with the look on your face?
Look, you're the great Master Jang!
The information king of Gyeongseong!
So just reach out to all your sources,
and she'll be found in no time, huh?
I mean, it's the same Myeong-ja
we always see, Mrs. Nawol.
She probably went off
and eloped with some other guy.
What man in Gyeongseong
would be that stupid
to go and elope with Ishikawa's side girl?
Wait, could this be another one
of the missing women cases
that's been going on recently?
Everyone, including the town over,
has been talking about it.
Women all over Joseon
have been disappearing, Master Jang.
The rumors about it are horrible.
What if this is
what happened to Myeong-ja?
Oh no. This is really bad.
Now what? What do we do?
All right.
You must sell everything we have
in the vault, Master Jang,
and then leave Joseon for good, huh?
Ah yes, I got a really good friend
who lives in Osaka, and, um
You're being stupid, Mr. Gu! Just stop it!
Let me voice my opinions
for once, Mrs. Nawol, huh?
Why do you need
to shoot me down all the time?
Why do you always treat me like this?
Tell me!
Because most of what you have to say
usually doesn't make sense.
Just so you know,
I do think before I speak.
All I'm doing is trying to help, okay?
Let's say Master Jang tries to sell.
Think about what would happen then.
Rumors would begin to spread like wildfire
all over Gyeongseong.
Who cares about stupid rumors?
Why would that be so horrible for us?
Ishikawa will hear he's selling
and send over all the policemen
to take down Master Jang.
Apologies to you.
I did not think it through.
[unsettling music playing]
It does seem Ishikawa's got his eye on me.
- Mr. Gu.
- Yes, Master Jang?
Go and contact every informant of mine.
See if anyone has any leads
regarding Myeong-Ja's disappearance.
Do not leave any chair or table unturned.
We must find where she is.
I understand. I think that's a great idea.
Let's do everything possible, Mrs. Nawol.
And you, Beom-o,
send word to Master Jun-taek.
[Mrs. Nawol] Why Master Jun-taek?
He's the only man in all of Gyeongseong
who's bold enough
to meddle with Ishikawa's mistress.
- Let him know that I wanna see him.
- Yes, sir.
And, Mrs. Nawol,
the most expensive items in our collection
need to get sold as soon as possible.
Discretion and privacy is
of great importance to us.
Ishikawa will be watching our every move,
so we will need
to watch our backs from now on.
And please look into any ships departing
within the next month or sooner.
If things get worse,
we may all
have to leave Gyeongseong for good.
[Mrs. Nawol] Yes, Master Jang.
[unsettling music playing]
It looks like
the information king of Gyeongseong
has a lot of people
watching him for some reason.
[tram bell ringing in distance]
[door closing]
[man] Master Jang is on the move,
Commissioner Ishikawa.
All of his employees have been sent
to look for any leads
regarding Miss Akiko's whereabouts, sir.
All right, then.
That's all.
[man] I'll be going, sir.
[breathes deeply]
[sentimental music playing]
[woman] I think that I'm pregnant.
And the child is yours.
- [knocking at door]
- [door opens]
[door closes]
[woman] You have a message
from your residence.
They wish to know when you'll be
going home tonight, Mr. Ishikawa.
I have a new case to work on,
so I'll be home late.
- Very late.
- Yes, sir. Understood.
[footsteps departing]
[woman] Yes.
I see.
No. Yes.
[unsettling music playing]
[footsteps approaching]
- [loud clatter]
- [man] Get up! All of you!
- To your positions!
- [loud clatter]
- [man] Hurry up! Move your asses!
- [loud clatter]
- Do you know what's happening right now?
- Do not make a sound.
And keep your head down.
[unsettling music continues]
[door opens]
[door closes]
Will two be enough, you think?
[officer] Yes,
two will be enough for now, sir.
[ominous music playing]
[officer] That one.
- [doctor] Take her out.
- [soldier] Yes, sir.
[woman 1] Please don't kill me. No!
I don't wanna die. Please don't kill me!
[woman 1 sobbing]
- [officer] Tell me about that one.
- [woman 1 sobs]
[doctor] Ah, we brought her
from Seodaemun Prison a while ago,
but her condition is a bit
[Kato] Let me see.
- [doctor] Take her out.
- [soldier 2] Yes, sir.
[unsettling music playing]
- [loud clattering]
- [gasps]
[breathing nervously]
[woman 1] Don't kill me.
Don't kill me, please.
- [soldier 3] Keep your head down.
- [woman 1] I don't wanna die.
- [officer] What shall we do, sir?
- [woman 1] Please don't kill me.
[woman 1 sobs] Please don't kill me.
I think these two will do.
[woman 1 sobs] Please don't kill me.
Please don't kill me! Oh, please!
Have mercy on me.
[woman 1] Please don't kill me!
- Please don't kill me!
- [sobs]
[woman 1 sobs] Please don't kill me!
[woman 1 crying]
[door locks clanking]
[sobs] Please let me go, sir.
[unsettling music continues]
[music fades]
[woman 1 sobs]
[sniffles, retches]
[unsettling music playing]
[unsettling music intensifies]
[high-pitched shrill]
[door opens, closes]
- [screams]
- [gasps]
[whimsical music playing]
Yes, what is it?
You think I can get a ride to Bukchon?
I have a meeting to attend tonight.
But, um, what?
How about I sit over there?
You must be bored
from spying on me all day.
You've been here a long time.
I'm sure you wouldn't mind
a little break, would you?
Isn't this better than having to tail me,
which is what you were about to do?
[scoffs] Seriously?
Hey, wait. What are you
To Bukchon. Let's go, huh?
[Tae-sang] Come on, we don't have all day.
[whimsical music continues]
- [music fades]
- [liquid pouring]
[man] My my, trying to empty out
the secret vault
at the House of Golden Treasure?
My goodness.
Every single item listed
is very high quality. I promise you that.
Of course it is. I wouldn't expect
anything less from you or Master Jang.
Do you think you can
get this done for us in ten days?
Ten days? Ah, that's a bit tight.
Why the rush? Did something bad happen?
It's unlike you to do this.
What is it, huh?
Is Master Jang really leaving Gyeongseong
this time around?
There are a lot of rumors
spreading throughout the town.
Something about Master Jang
being in some kind of difficult situation
because of Ishikawa.
Shut your mouth now,
or I would be happy to do it for you.
Look, I just
I mentioned it 'cause I heard
some sleuths are in town right now.
I thought they could be
of great use to Master Jang.
Yes, sleuths.
They're experts
in locating missing people.
It's what they do.
In Manchuria,
they refer to these people as sleuths.
Tell me more.
Okay, so my friend's
cousin's brother's daughter
went on a walk during the Dano Festival,
then went missing for three years.
So guess what these guys did next?
They pursued her all over China
and brought her back.
She was kidnapped to be a comfort woman,
and they found her.
They went all the way to China, you said?
Oh yes. They went all over the map,
including the west region,
Manchuria, and all around the border.
They found everyone.
And if they were dead,
they brought back the bones.
I see.
And is it possible to meet these people?
[intriguing music playing]
[tram bell ringing]
[music stops]
Ah, thanks for the ride.
I was very comfortable.
Uh Huh?
- What are you doing? Stop. Come on!
- Oh. Don't be silly!
Hey, go buy yourself dinner.
I won't tell Ishikawa anything, okay?
You've earned it, hmm?
What the
[pensive music playing]
Hello, and welcome back.
And how many people in your party tonight?
No, I'm not here to eat.
I just need passage
through your establishment, please.
I understand. This way, Master Jang.
[unsettling music playing]
[Tae-sang] Who are you?
Why are you following me?
You don't look like
one of Ishikawa's underlings.
Who sent you here?
Tell me who you work for,
and I'll let you go.
Are you the one they call Master Jang?
It's bad manners to answer a question
with another question.
And also
why are you carrying
such a dangerous thing so brazenly.
[gentle music playing]
[music fades]
Are you here to kill me?
I wasn't going to kill you at all,
but now I'm thinking about it.
I am rather tempted.
If you're not gonna kill me,
then would you kindly lower your weapon
and talk to me?
Why don't you be an example
and lower your weapon first?
All right, then. I'll do that.
On the count of three,
let's both lower our weapons.
How about that?
All right?
and three.
[breathes deeply]
You don't trust me, do you now?
I could say the same for you.
So what are you, a hit woman?
If I was, you'd be dead already,
but here we are, huh?
You must have a lot of enemies
to ask something like that.
Well, this is the world we live in now.
If you want to survive,
you gotta commit some crimes
just to get by.
You can die for all sorts of reasons,
even if you're completely innocent.
[Tae-sang sighs]
All right, now what is it you want?
I heard you're
the information king of Gyeongseong.
You must have heard my prices vary
depending on the information.
The range is pretty wide,
depending on whether
you need a high-level or low-level job.
- It's all business, nothing personal.
- I am looking for someone.
He's Japanese.
- What's the man do?
- He's an artist.
If they're not in the government
or in the service,
they're pretty much low-level work.
And, unfortunately for you,
I don't investigate anything that low.
It takes too much of my resources,
and I barely make any money.
The guy's name is Sachimoto.
I don't know him.
He looks to be in his mid-thirties,
so I've been told.
Still don't know him.
He also doesn't speak like
someone from here.
So he must have come here
from Japan recently.
And still, I don't know him.
All right, I'll be honest.
My mother's missing,
and I'm looking for her.
She's been missing for ten years.
so the man was her lover, this Sachimoto?
To be gone ten years, whoa,
that's really quite a stretch.
And what if she started a new family?
It'd be better not to look for him
You bastard.
Just from the way you speak,
there's no way
you are Gyeongseong's information king.
If anything, you're the king of trash.
Well well, I won't deny that
'cause I agree with you.
It's true, I was born trash.
I had no choice but to live my life
fighting and clawing.
I'm trash, indeed.
Just watch your mouth, then.
I wouldn't want to see you get killed
over something so trivial.
You never told me your name.
You've got beautiful eyes, you know that?
I wouldn't push your luck, huh?
I could reach over
and pluck your eyes right out, you hear?
It was a pleasure
meeting you tonight, hmm?
You're crazy.
[pensive music playing]
I hope to see you again.
She wants to find Sachimoto.
Who's Sachimoto?
[pencil scribbling]
[music stops]
- [knocking at door]
- [door opens]
[man] Mr. Sachimoto, you've been summoned.
["Clair de lune" playing]
What's the occasion, my friend?
You rarely pay me a visit.
So Myeong-ja's gone?
Do you know where she might be?
Myeong-ja. Myeong-ja, Myeong
You mean that pretty courtesan woman
that I used to date?
One time we were together,
and, well, she told me she loved me.
[tuts] Then she got together
with Ishikawa,
and and she broke my damn heart.
Why do you think I'd know where she is?
It's been a week now
since anyone has seen her,
and I thought you might know.
Well, yeah, I have heard the rumors
that she had disappeared,
but I don't know where.
Tell me you don't think I kidnapped her.
Come on.
You're no help per usual.
Oh, by the way, you should
spread your wealth a little bit.
Help us out some.
I heard the news.
I heard you'll be losing
everything you built here.
Ishikawa's gonna wipe you out,
so why not spend it on us?
You get to be a patriot,
and the comrades gain a wealthy supporter.
Well, I never go down without a fight.
All I need to do is find Myeong-Ja,
then I'm in the clear.
If she really could be found,
he would have found her already.
He can't on his own, and that's why
he's got you wrapped up in his business,
trying to drag you down.
Yeah, but I'm sure you already knew that.
[Tae-sang] You're really drunk.
Call it a night and go home.
[man] They say in life
that you should work like a dog
but spend like a saint!
If you don't use your money
to try and help the people
who could genuinely benefit from it,
then what's the point in having it?
Your obsession with all your money
has made you lose sight.
I'll do with my money how I please.
You got that, Jun-taek?
I might as well have fun.
It's my money. I risked my life for it.
Do I make myself clear?
You got no pride
in your homeland, is that it?
There's no damn room
for Joseon in your small heart?
Joseon has been oppressed by Japan
since we were kids.
This is how we grew up, Jun-taek.
I had no father in my life,
unlike you, who had both parents.
Berate my character all you want.
I don't care.
But don't ever insult my money again.
I worked like an animal to get it.
This is the life I built. I earned it.
I don't care what other people think,
nor your opinion of me.
The money I've got locked inside my bank
has given me the power I need
in order to survive in this world.
You got that?
Ah, look who's still
out and about tonight.
Do you mind giving me a ride home?
[car door opens]
[door closes]
[knocking at door]
What is it?
[door opens, closes]
Subject One has begun
showing some symptoms.
[unsettling music playing]
[watch ticking]
Well, that was faster than usual.
Will you come with me, sir?
[woman 1] Oh, please help me.
Ah, my head!
Someone help me!
My head is hurting so much.
It hurts so much!
She has the serum?
No, only the Najin, sir.
Then we have failed again.
And what of our second subject?
Subject Two has remained stable for now.
What should we do?
Should we inject her with the serum?
Proceed with her.
Yes, sir.
[door opens]
[door closes]
[unsettling music continues]
[bones cracking]
Oh, you're back.
Mrs. Nawol, you're still here?
Actually, I have been
waiting for you, Master Jang.
I talked to a broker earlier,
and that's when he introduced me
to some sleuths.
Apparently, they're expert detectives.
They know how to find missing people.
So how exactly do you go about
your missing persons cases?
Every situation is
a bit different, Master Jang.
Even so, usually,
you have to have some sort of method.
A secret approach that perhaps
only a few of your kind know.
So what is it?
[man] Our method is we don't give up.
We track the individual persistently
until we find them,
and we go to great lengths
to find where they are.
We will not stop until they are found.
[Tae-sang] Hmm.
[tuts] So how many people have you found?
If you think we're unreliable,
then find someone else.
I'm entrusting you
with something very important.
I'm just being thorough.
After all, I am the employer.
It doesn't matter.
The job's not worth enough
to put up with all this.
[man] I would say we've had about
a little over 200 cases
in the past ten years.
Of those 200,
we've found approximately 140 people,
including bodies of the deceased.
[woman] You don't have to answer
every question.
He's not the king of information
or anything.
He's just the king of trash.
[man] Chae-ok.
I refuse to work for such a man.
[whimsical music playing]
What in the world did you do to her, huh?
I did nothing, I swear.
All I did was
Well, I told her that she, uh,
she had really beautiful eyes, that's all.
- What?
- Let's go, Chae-ok.
Don't you need to find Sachimoto?
You said he is Japanese
and that he's about 35 years old
and paints for a living, right?
I thought you didn't deal
with low-level work
because it isn't worth it to you.
In principle, it is not,
but I believe this situation calls for it.
So if the principle can change so easily,
I guess it's really not worth much,
is it, then?
Flexibility is necessary sometimes.
After all, I am a businessman.
It's all about money with you, isn't it?
I'm a desperate man, as well.
I believe pathetic is the word
you're looking for.
Here's how I'm useful to you.
You need government connections,
Japanese officials,
so you need my connections.
Nobody knows more people than me.
Government, politics, businesspeople
That's any time I want.
Anybody I wanna talk to.
With that amount of people
working for you, Master Jang,
you can find this Myeong-ja
all on your own, hmm?
It shouldn't take too much of your time.
If she's alive. She might be dead.
Usually, if I pulled this many strings,
a lead will surface
in just about a day or so, give or take.
I haven't heard a thing so far,
so something's wrong.
So you think she could've died already.
Please find her,
no matter the state she's in.
In turn, I'll ask around for Sachimoto.
I'll use all my sources for you.
Don't do that.
We can handle our own business.
Weren't you searching for your mother too?
[emotional music playing]
I'm sure I can be of help to you.
In fact, I know I can.
[man] Let me ask you something first.
Are you a good guy or a bad one?
And please don't lie to me.
I would say
that I am really serious
about surviving, no matter what.
And how long do we have to find this girl?
Father, wait.
Till the cherry blossoms
lose their flowers.
[music fades]
[unsettling music playing]
What do I draw today for you, sir?
Go to the second cell.
[pencil scribbling]
You may step closer for a better look
if it's hard to see.
Oh, just don't get too close to it.
It could be dangerous for you.
Yes, sir.
[unsettling music continues]
Uh, sir, is it okay
if I use a little light to see better?
[music fades]
- [screams]
- [creature roars]
[upbeat instrumental music playing]
[music fades]
[soothing instrumental music playing]
[music fades]
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