Analysis - Setting

Anyone seeking justice in this urban dystopia needs to be judge, jury, and executioner. This is the near-future Seoul: a physical, eat or be eaten world where law enforcement has been privatised and morality has been replaced by retribution.

[Scene - Related] The bad life (5 min) - The police are helpless as Oh Daesu mocks them.

[Scene - Related] Confined (10 min) - Oh Daesu is imprisoned in a private jail for fifteen years without knowing why.

Analysis - Quotes

Comic relief for the hard violence comes from Oh Daesu's buffoonery and his scientific pursuit of revenge. The light tone is helped by crosscuts of frozen tableaus, staring at the camera, punchline narration and voice overs slapped onto still faces and other characters, joking at Oh Daesu's expense.

[Scene - Related] The bad life (5 min) - - Oh Daesu "Am I picking on you? Am I picking on you?" - Oh Daesu "I am very sorry. I gotta piss bad." - Oh Daesu "My name is Oh Daesu, it means getting along with people. That's why I'm Oh Daesu. Why can't I get along today? Set me free!" - officer "Mr Oh Daesu, sit down." - Oh Daesu "I'll come visit you soon." officer "We don't want you to come back." Oh Daesu "That's up to me you assholes."

[Scene - Related] Confined (10 min) - - Oh Daesu "Sir, sir, wait, come here, come talk to me, I won't tell you to let me go. Just tell me why I'm here, okay? I should know the reason at least. Shit, I've been locked up here for two months already. Sir, wait, come here, sir, wait, what is this place? sir, just tell me how long I have to stay here, just tell me that, huh? Sir! Come here, you asshole! I saw your face. You're dead if I get out of here. I'm sorry I won't curse. Just tell me how long!" - Oh Daesu "Whoever it was, just wait, wait a bit more, I'll rip your whole body apart and no one will be able to find your body anywhere, because I'm going to chew it all down." - Oh Daesu "I'll be out in a month. I'll be out in a month. I'll be out. I'll be out. I'll need money when I get out. So what should I do? Should I steal or rob? What shall I eat first? Anything will be fine except for fried dumplings."

[Scene - Related] Released (10 min) - - suicidal man "Mister, even though I am worse than a beast, don't I have a right to live?" - Oh Daesu "I want to tell you my story, delay your death." - Oh Daesu "Laugh, and the world laughs with you. weep, and you weep alone" -Oh Daesu "Can fifteen years of imaginary training be put to use in the real world? It can." - Oh Daesu "Oplegnathus fasciatus, lives in the warm waters of coastal reefs. A fish with weak reflexes but can resist unyieldingly once it's caught in a hook. What's that smell?" - Oh Daesu "I said I want something alive." - Mido "Long time no see." Oh Daesu "This is my first time." Mido "Maybe not?" Oh Daesu "But she looks familiar." Mido "You look very familiar. Have I seen you somewhere?" Oh Daesu "Searching for the Best Chefs." Mido "Oh that? They said the ratings are low but I guess it's popular." - Lee Woojin "Me? I'm sort of a scholar, and my major is you. A scholar studying Oh Daesu, an expert on Oh Daesu. Who I am isn't important. Why is important. Think it over. Review your whole lifetime. Since school is over it's time for your homework right? Keep this in mind. Be it a grain of sand or a rock, in water they all sink the same."

[Scene - Related] Love at sight (8 min) - - Mido "Why'd you faint if you trained so much?" Oh Daesu "A lack of needed sunlight depletes you of vitamins A and E. So I'm not immune to influenza." Mido "Do you usually talk that way?" - Oh Daesu "What's this?" Mido "Suppositories. How else could I feed you medicine if you fainted?" - Oh Daesu "Can imaginary training for fifteen years be put to use? It cannot." - Oh Daesu "That was very bad of me." Mido "I brought you here because I like you, too."

[Scene - Related] Vengeance (15 min) - - Mido "Want to call her together? Want to go to the grave together?" Oh Daesu "No, after I kill that bastard first." - Mido "Blue Dragon is it right?" Oh Daesu "I haven't chewed it yet." - Mr. Han "How's life in a bigger prison Oh Daesu?" Oh Daesu "Who are you?" Mido "Who are you?" - Oh Daesu "Tell your cooks to put less scallions in the dumplings." delivery boy "Sure." - Oh Daesu "Why'd you lock me up?" Park "In our 7.5 floor business, our clients' info is top-secret." - Oh Daesu "AB blood types raise your hand. Go, he lost a lot of blood." - Oh Daesu "As expected, I can't get along today either. I've become a monster. When my vengeance is over, can I return as the old Daesu?"

[Scene - Related] Betrayed (15 min) - - Lee Woojin “Oh Daesu, you see, talks too much.” Oh Daesu “Have you heard this voice before?” Joo Hwan “I don’t know all the 260 names of your women’s husbands” - Oh Daesu “Joo Hwan, did I really talk too much?” Joo Hwan “My friend, I’d like for you to find that criminal among people you’re close to.” - Oh Daesu “You lead a complete stranger to your place. Who are you?” - Oh Daesu “I’m not doing fine, within life in a bigger prison.” - Lee Woojin in Oh Daesu’s voice “Evergreen, who are you? You meant to ask this right? You must find out on your own. Come on, it’s a game. First who? Then, why? If you figure it out come see me anytime. I’ll raise your score. You have until July 5th. Oh no, only five days left. Too short? Hang in there. If you succeed I’ll kill myself and not Mido. That’s right, Mido. I’m going to kill every woman you love until you die.” - Lee Woojin “Wow you are strong Mr. Monster. Yes, you are the very monster I created. But you won’t find out the “why?” if you do this. Fifteen years of being curious would go to waste. So is that okay with you?” - Lee Woojin “Do you seek revenge or do you find the truth? Oh you’re in a tough spot. I have been watching you for fifteen years. I fared well thanks to you. I wasn’t bored or lonely.” - Lee Woojin “Seeking revenge is the best cure for someone who got hurt. Try it. The loss of fifteen years, the pain of losing your wife and child, you can forget all this. Once again, revenge is good for your health.” - Lee Woojin “But… what happens after you’ve revenged yourself? I bet that hidden pain will probably come back again. Are you there Oh Daesu? Oh Daesu, long time no see.” - Lee Woojin “Hasn’t she been tied up for too long? I think you also left the door open.” - Park “You see, they say that people shrivel up because they have an imagination. So do not imagine. You’ll become brave.” - Park “Yes? You know I’m glad you told me about this place. But I haven’t even started. What? Let’s go.” - Oh Daesu “I’m going to cut off your hand, because you touched Mido.” Park “Then what about my tongue?”

[Scene - Related] Love and death (10 min) - - Mr. Han “You should get some rest today.” Lee Woojin “I can’t evensleep, since I am forlorn.” - Lee Woojin “Mr. Han, do you really think Mido has fallen in love with Oh Daesu, already?” - Oh Daesu “Do you worry about the future. Don’t imagine anything.” - Oh Daesu “I feel like thanking all those fifteen years in prison. If I wasn’t there, could Mido have liked me still?” - Mido “You know, maybe he freed you, because he has fun watching you run wild seeking revenge. And never tell you why, so he can toy with you forever.”

[Scene - Related] Root cause (10 min) - - Mido “Now it’s over. Instead of seeking revenge, you wanted to find out why you were imprisoned, right? Now we’ll run away where he can never find us, right?” Oh Daesu “I can’t end it like this. Seeking revenge has become a part of me.”

[Scene - Related] Revelation (15 min) - - Mido “What shall I pray?” Oh Daesu “Dear Lord, please let me find a younger man next time.” Mido “Please let Lee Woojin, bow next to Oh Daesu and make him beg for forgiveness.” - Oh Daesu “You slept with your sister.” Lee Woojin “… (stares at Mr. Han)… Let’s go up and talk.” - Oh Daesu “You slept with your sister.” Lee Woojin “I feel so refreshed.” Oh Daesu “You slept with your sister, and I started the rumours, that’s why your sister died.” - Lee Woojin “Looking through the mirror reminds me of that day, doesn’t it?” Oh Daesu “Erasing my memory and telling me to find the truth was unfair. I won, so die like you promised.” Lee Woojin “You think you forgot that day because you were hypnotized? Are you sure? Do you know the real reason why you can’t remember? Let me tell you. You just, forgot.” - Lee Woojin “Isn’t it funny? One word gets you pregnant, one word gets you in love.” - Lee Woojin “Your gravest mistake wasn’t failing to find the answer. You can’t find the right answer if you ask the wrong questions. It’s not “Why did Lee Woojin imprison me?” It’s “Why did he release me?” Once again, why did Lee Woojin release Oh Daesu after fifteen years?”

[Scene - Related] A fork in the road (15 min) - - Oh Daesu “I beg you, please don’t tell Mido. What has she done wrong? You know it was all my fault. I have committed a terrible sin to your sister. And I was very wrong to you. I’m really sorry. So what I am saying is, so please leave Mido alone, okay? If Mido finds out the truth, you asshole, I’ll rip your whole body apart and no one will be able to find your body anywhere. Why? Because I’m going to chew it all down. Woojin! Woojin, I made a mistake. Please forget what I said. Sir! Boss! Woojin! We’re Evergreen Old Boys. Remember? With the energy from a green pine tree the Great Sangnok High… I’ll do whatever you want. I’ll do anything. I beg you. Woojin, if you want me to be a dog, I will! I’m Woojin’s dog from now on! I’m your puppy! Woof woof woof woof. Look, I’m wagging my tail. I’m a dog. I’ll guard the house. I’ll be your slave dog.” - Lee Woojin “Now, what joy will I live for?” - Lee Woojin “My sister and I loved each other, even though we knew everything. Could it be the same for you two?” - Mido “I love you Oh Daesu.”


Plot - Revenge by Oh Daesu

Will Oh Daesu get revenge on the person who locked him up for fifteen years?

[Scene - Accelerate] Confined (10 min) - Oh Daesu plots revenge. Oh Daesu digs a tunnel to the outside. Oh Daesu is released.

[Scene - Increase] Released (10 min) - Oh Daesu takes his anger out on the world. Oh Daesu gets a call from Lee Woojin.

[Scene - Accelerate] Vengeance (15 min) - Oh Daesu finds his prison, takes revenge on Park and the guards, and retrieves his personal file.

[Scene - Accelerate] Betrayed (15 min) - Oh Daesu finds Lee Woojin.

[Scene - Decelerate] Love and death (10 min) - Lee Woojin kills Joo Hwan.

[Scene - Accelerate] Root cause (10 min) - Oh Daesu seeks to finish his revenge rather than run away with Mido.

[Scene - Accelerate] Revelation (15 min) - Oh Daesu kills Lee Woojin's guards and Mr. Han and is alone with Lee Woojin.

[Scene - Failure] A fork in the road (15 min) - Oh Daesu begs Lee Woojin for forgiveness.

Plot - Revenge by Lee Woojin

Will Lee Woojin get revenge on Oh Daesu for causing his sister's death?

[Scene - Accelerate] Betrayed (15 min) - Oh Daesu does not kill Lee Woojin. Lee Woojin gives Oh Daesu five days to find out why he was imprisoned.

[Scene - Accelerate] Love and death (10 min) - Lee Woojin kills Joo Hwan.

[Scene - Accelerate] Root cause (10 min) - Oh Daesu finds out Lee Woojin had imprisoned him because Oh Daesu had spread rumours about Lee Woojin's sister, causing her death.

[Scene - Accelerate] Revelation (15 min) - Lee Woojin tells Oh Daesu he had slept with his own daughter just as Lee Woojin had slept with his own sister.

[Scene - Success] A fork in the road (15 min) - Oh Daesu begs Lee Woojin for forgiveness.

Plot - Love

Will Oh Daesu and Mido find love together?

[Scene - Accelerate] Released (10 min) - Mido meets Oh Daesu and they are drawn to each other.

[Scene - Success] Love at sight (8 min) - Mido takes care of Oh Daesu and offers him unconditional love.

[Scene - Accelerate] Vengeance (15 min) - Mido helps Oh Daesu seek revenge.

[Scene - Failure] Betrayed (15 min) - Oh Daesu abandons Mido, and then tortures her.

[Scene - Success] Love and death (10 min) - Oh Daesu and Mido consummate their love.

[Scene - Decelerate] Root cause (10 min) - Oh Daesu locks Mido up for her own safety. Oh Daesu seeks to finish his revenge rather than run away with Mido.

[Scene - Failure] Revelation (15 min) - Oh Daesu finds out Mido is his daughter.

[Scene - Success] A fork in the road (15 min) - Oh Daesu chooses to forget Mido is his daughter so they can be together.


Theme - Justice

Just rewards. An eye for an eye.

[Scene - Contrary] The bad life (5 min) - Oh Daesu harasses strangers and mocks the police.

[Scene - Negation] Confined (10 min) - Oh Daesu is locked up for fifteen years with no explanation.

[Scene - Contrary] Released (10 min) - Lee Woojin taunts Oh Daesu.

[Scene - Negation] Love at sight (8 min) - Oh Daesu tries to force himself onto Mido after she took care of him.

[Scene - Negation] Vengeance (15 min) - Oh Daesu tortures Park.

[Scene - Negation] Betrayed (15 min) - Oh Daesu tortures Mido. Park tortures Oh Daesu.

[Scene - Negation] Love and death (10 min) - Lee Woojin gives Oh Daesu Park's hand as a gift as payment for Park having molested Mido.

[Scene - Expression] Root cause (10 min) - Oh Daesu seeks revenge for his imprisonment.

[Scene - Negation] Revelation (15 min) - Lee Woojin exacts revenge on Oh Daesu by getting him to experience a similar incestuous relationship.

[Scene - Embodiment] A fork in the road (15 min) - Oh Daesu apologises to Lee Woojin. Lee Woojin gives Oh Daesu the chance at love that he had lost.

Theme - Love

Selfless acts of absolute good towards another human being.

[Scene - Expression] The bad life (5 min) - Joo Hwan retrieves Oh Daesu from the police station. Joo Hwan and Oh Daesu call Oh Daesu's daughter to wish her a happy birthday.

[Scene - Contradiction] Confined (10 min) - The prison guard treats Oh Daesu like an animal.

[Scene - Negation] Released (10 min) - Oh Daesu leaves a suicidal man to die after the man comforts him. Oh Daesu harasses a woman in the elevator. Oh Daesu picks a fight with street thugs. Oh Daesu eats a squid alive.

[Scene - Embodiment] Love at sight (8 min) - Mido takes care of Oh Daesu and accepts him for who he is.

[Scene - Negation] Vengeance (15 min) - Oh Daesu tortures Park.

[Scene - Negation] Betrayed (15 min) - Mido mends Oh Daesu’s injuries, Oh Daesu tortures Mido.

[Scene - Embodiment] Love and death (10 min) - Oh Daesu and Mido consummate their love.

[Scene - Expression] Root cause (10 min) - Oh Daesu locks up Mido for her own safety.

[Scene - Negation] Revelation (15 min) - Lee Woojin perverts Oh Daesu and Mido's love.

[Scene - Embodiment] A fork in the road (15 min) - Oh Daesu gives up revenge for love. Lee Woojin gives Oh Daesu the chance at love that he had lost.


Character - Oh Daesu

A celebrity chef leading a nasty life, Oh Daesu is locked up in a private prison without knowing by whom and for what reason. He is kept alive and released after fifteen years. Oh Daesu seeks bloody revenge on his unknown captors. Oh Daesu is an intellectual and a brute.

[Scene - Related] The bad life (5 min) - Oh Daesu is arrested and mocks the police. Oh Daesu is released and disappears.

[Scene - Related] Confined (10 min) - Oh Daesu is locked up for fifteen years. Oh Daesu prepares for revenge. Oh Daesu is released.

[Scene - Related] Released (10 min) - Oh Daesu is released and seeks revenge on his captor and the world.

[Scene - Related] Love at sight (8 min) - Oh Daesu tries to force himself onto Mido and apologises.

[Scene - Related] Vengeance (15 min) - Oh Daesu finds the prison, tortures Park and retrieves his personal files.

[Scene - Related] Betrayed (15 min) - Oh Daesu betrays Mido, finds Lee Woojin but does not kill him. Oh Daesu saves Mido.

[Scene - Related] Love and death (10 min) - Oh Daesu and Mido consummate their love. Oh Daesu gets rid of Lee Woojin's tracking devices. Oh Daesu finds out about Lee Woojin's sister.

[Scene - Related] Root cause (10 min) - Oh Daesu finds out why Lee Woojin had imprisoned him. Oh Daesu locks up Mido for her safety. Oh Daesu seeks revenge.

[Scene - Related] Revelation (15 min) - Oh Daesu learns he has been setup by Lee Woojin to fall in love with his own daughter. Oh Daesu tries to kill Lee Woojin.

[Scene - Related] A fork in the road (15 min) - Oh Daesu gives up revenge for love with Mido.

Character - Lee Woojin

An old boy with too much time on his hands. Lee Woojin decided that Oh Daesu caused his sister's death and seeks revenge by getting Oh Daesu to share his pain.

[Scene - Related] Released (10 min) - Lee Woojin calls Oh Daesu and taunts him.

[Scene - Related] Vengeance (15 min) - Lee Woojin helps Oh Daesu get back to Mido.

[Scene - Related] Betrayed (15 min) - Lee Woojin meets Oh Daesu and gives him five days to find the reason of his imprisonment, or he will kill Mido.

[Scene - Related] Love and death (10 min) - Lee Woojin kills Joo Hwan.

[Scene - Related] Revelation (15 min) - Lee Woojin reveals to Oh Daesu that Mido is Oh Daesu's daughter. Lee Woojin shoots Mr. Han to save Oh Daesu.

[Scene - Related] A fork in the road (15 min) - Lee Woojin accepts Oh Daesu's apology and gives Oh Daesu the chance at love that Lee Woojin had lost.

Character - Mido

A young woman chef who meets Oh Daesu upon his release and feels a strange connection to him.

[Scene - Related] Released (10 min) - Mido meets Oh Daesu.

[Scene - Related] Love at sight (8 min) - Mido takes care of Oh Daesu and accepts him for who he is.

[Scene - Related] Vengeance (15 min) - Mido helps Oh Daesu seek revenge.

[Scene - Related] Betrayed (15 min) - Mido mends Oh Daesu's injuries but is betrayed by Oh Daesu.

[Scene - Related] Love and death (10 min) - Mido and Oh Daesu consummate their love.

[Scene - Related] Root cause (10 min) - Mido asks Oh Daesu to run away together, Oh Daesu refuses and seeks revenge instead.

[Scene - Related] A fork in the road (15 min) - Mido is reunited with Oh Daesu.

Character - Joo Hwan

A high school friend of Oh Daesu who supports him unconditionally.

[Scene - Related] The bad life (5 min) - Joo Hwan retrieves Oh Daesu from the police station.

[Scene - Related] Betrayed (15 min) - Joo Hwan helps Oh Daesu find Lee Woojin.

[Scene - Related] Love and death (10 min) - Joo Hwan helps Oh Daesu. Joo Hwan is killed by Lee Woojin.

Character - Park

The warden of a private prison service where Oh Daesu was imprisoned for fifteen years.

[Scene - Related] Vengeance (15 min) - Park is tortured by Oh Daesu.

[Scene - Related] Betrayed (15 min) - Park exacts revenge on Oh Daesu by capturing Mido and torturing Oh Daesu.

[Scene - Related] A fork in the road (15 min) - Park helps Lee Woojin get even with Oh Daesu.

Character - Mr. Han

Lee Woojin's body guard.

[Scene - Related] Vengeance (15 min) - Mr. Han taunts Oh Daesu online.

[Scene - Related] Betrayed (15 min) - Mr. Han protects Lee Woojin from Oh Daesu.

[Scene - Related] Revelation (15 min) - Mr. Han defends Lee Woojin and tries to kill Oh Daesu. Mr. Han is shot by Lee Woojin.


Scene - The bad life (5 min)

Oh Daesu is arrested for harassment. At the police station, he mocks his accusers, tries to pee in the garbage can, attacks his accusers, apologises, tries to pee again, shows off his family photo and the present for got for his daughter's birthday, complains, waits, rolls on the floor, fights, is locked to the wall, is picked up by Joo Hwan, and insults the officers on the way out. Oh Daesu calls his daughter from a payphone to say happy birthday. Oh Daesu disappears.

[Analysis - Related] Setting - The police are helpless as Oh Daesu mocks them.

[Analysis - Related] Quotes - - Oh Daesu "Am I picking on you? Am I picking on you?" - Oh Daesu "I am very sorry. I gotta piss bad." - Oh Daesu "My name is Oh Daesu, it means getting along with people. That's why I'm Oh Daesu. Why can't I get along today? Set me free!" - officer "Mr Oh Daesu, sit down." - Oh Daesu "I'll come visit you soon." officer "We don't want you to come back." Oh Daesu "That's up to me you assholes."

[Theme - Contrary] Justice - Oh Daesu harasses strangers and mocks the police.

[Theme - Expression] Love - Joo Hwan retrieves Oh Daesu from the police station. Joo Hwan and Oh Daesu call Oh Daesu's daughter to wish her a happy birthday.

[Character - Related] Oh Daesu - Oh Daesu is arrested and mocks the police. Oh Daesu is released and disappears.

[Character - Related] Joo Hwan - Joo Hwan retrieves Oh Daesu from the police station.


Scene - Confined (10 min)

Oh Daesu is locked up in a hotel room and fed through a slot under the door. Oh Daesu begs the guard to know why and for how long he will be locked up. The guard ignores him. Oh Daesu threatens the guard. Oh Daesu is locked up for fifteen years. Oh Daesu is rendered unconscious by gas and given room service and is groomed. Oh Daesu watches TV and learns his wife has been murdered and he is the prime suspect. Oh Daesu tries to commit suicide. Oh Daesu plots revenge. Oh Daesu starts a prison diary writes down a list of everyone he has hurt to try to figure out who his captor is. Oh Daesu trains himself to be a fighter. Oh Daesu tattoos the time spent in prison on his hand. Oh Daesu tries to dig himself out of the prison with a chopstick. Oh Daesu breaks through to the outside. Oh Daesu is gassed, hypnotised, and released.

[Analysis - Related] Setting - Oh Daesu is imprisoned in a private jail for fifteen years without knowing why.

[Analysis - Related] Quotes - - Oh Daesu "Sir, sir, wait, come here, come talk to me, I won't tell you to let me go. Just tell me why I'm here, okay? I should know the reason at least. Shit, I've been locked up here for two months already. Sir, wait, come here, sir, wait, what is this place? sir, just tell me how long I have to stay here, just tell me that, huh? Sir! Come here, you asshole! I saw your face. You're dead if I get out of here. I'm sorry I won't curse. Just tell me how long!" - Oh Daesu "Whoever it was, just wait, wait a bit more, I'll rip your whole body apart and no one will be able to find your body anywhere, because I'm going to chew it all down." - Oh Daesu "I'll be out in a month. I'll be out in a month. I'll be out. I'll be out. I'll need money when I get out. So what should I do? Should I steal or rob? What shall I eat first? Anything will be fine except for fried dumplings."

[Plot - Accelerate] Revenge by Oh Daesu - Oh Daesu plots revenge. Oh Daesu digs a tunnel to the outside. Oh Daesu is released.

[Theme - Negation] Justice - Oh Daesu is locked up for fifteen years with no explanation.

[Theme - Contradiction] Love - The prison guard treats Oh Daesu like an animal.

[Character - Related] Oh Daesu - Oh Daesu is locked up for fifteen years. Oh Daesu prepares for revenge. Oh Daesu is released.


Scene - Released (10 min)

Oh Daesu is left in a suitcase on an apartment building rooftop. Oh Daesu is dressed in a suit and is well groomed. Oh Daesu finds a suicidal man preparing to jump. Oh Daesu asks the suicidal man to delay death in order to listen to his story of unfair imprisonment. Oh Daesu then refuses to listen to the suicidal man's story. The suicidal man kills himself. Oh Daesu harasses a woman in the elevator. Oh Daesu wanders the city. Oh Daesu fights street thugs. A homeless man gives Oh Daesu a wallet and cell phone. Oh Daesu eats at a restaurant and meets Mido. Oh Daesu gets a phone call from Lee Woojin, who taunts him. Oh Daesu eats a live squid in anger. Mido comforts Oh Daesu. Oh Daesu faints when Mido touches him.

[Analysis - Related] Quotes - - suicidal man "Mister, even though I am worse than a beast, don't I have a right to live?" - Oh Daesu "I want to tell you my story, delay your death." - Oh Daesu "Laugh, and the world laughs with you. weep, and you weep alone" -Oh Daesu "Can fifteen years of imaginary training be put to use in the real world? It can." - Oh Daesu "Oplegnathus fasciatus, lives in the warm waters of coastal reefs. A fish with weak reflexes but can resist unyieldingly once it's caught in a hook. What's that smell?" - Oh Daesu "I said I want something alive." - Mido "Long time no see." Oh Daesu "This is my first time." Mido "Maybe not?" Oh Daesu "But she looks familiar." Mido "You look very familiar. Have I seen you somewhere?" Oh Daesu "Searching for the Best Chefs." Mido "Oh that? They said the ratings are low but I guess it's popular." - Lee Woojin "Me? I'm sort of a scholar, and my major is you. A scholar studying Oh Daesu, an expert on Oh Daesu. Who I am isn't important. Why is important. Think it over. Review your whole lifetime. Since school is over it's time for your homework right? Keep this in mind. Be it a grain of sand or a rock, in water they all sink the same."

[Plot - Increase] Revenge by Oh Daesu - Oh Daesu takes his anger out on the world. Oh Daesu gets a call from Lee Woojin.

[Plot - Accelerate] Love - Mido meets Oh Daesu and they are drawn to each other.

[Theme - Contrary] Justice - Lee Woojin taunts Oh Daesu.

[Theme - Negation] Love - Oh Daesu leaves a suicidal man to die after the man comforts him. Oh Daesu harasses a woman in the elevator. Oh Daesu picks a fight with street thugs. Oh Daesu eats a squid alive.

[Character - Related] Oh Daesu - Oh Daesu is released and seeks revenge on his captor and the world.

[Character - Related] Lee Woojin - Lee Woojin calls Oh Daesu and taunts him.

[Character - Related] Mido - Mido meets Oh Daesu.


Scene - Love at sight (8 min)

Oh Daesu wakes up in Mido’s apartment. Mido reads his prison journal. Mido checks his temperature. Oh Daesu tries to force himself on Mido. Mido beats him off. Oh Daesu apologizes. Mido comforts Oh Daesu. Mido recollects extreme loneliness and hallucinating about ants just like Oh Daesu did in prison.

[Analysis - Related] Quotes - - Mido "Why'd you faint if you trained so much?" Oh Daesu "A lack of needed sunlight depletes you of vitamins A and E. So I'm not immune to influenza." Mido "Do you usually talk that way?" - Oh Daesu "What's this?" Mido "Suppositories. How else could I feed you medicine if you fainted?" - Oh Daesu "Can imaginary training for fifteen years be put to use? It cannot." - Oh Daesu "That was very bad of me." Mido "I brought you here because I like you, too."

[Plot - Success] Love - Mido takes care of Oh Daesu and offers him unconditional love.

[Theme - Negation] Justice - Oh Daesu tries to force himself onto Mido after she took care of him.

[Theme - Embodiment] Love - Mido takes care of Oh Daesu and accepts him for who he is.

[Character - Related] Oh Daesu - Oh Daesu tries to force himself onto Mido and apologises.

[Character - Related] Mido - Mido takes care of Oh Daesu and accepts him for who he is.


Scene - Vengeance (15 min)

Oh Daesu and Mido search for Oh Daesu’s daughter. Mido poses as a reporter and learns Oh Daesu’s daughter has been adopted overseas. Oh Daesu decides to seek revenge before looking for his daughter. Oh Daesu and Mido search for the restaurant that made the fried dumplings he ate for fifteen years. Mido chats to an online friend about Oh Daesu, Oh Daesu is suspicious and leaves her. Oh Daesu finds the restaurant. Oh Daesu follows a delivery boy back to his prison. Oh Daesu tortures his prison warden, Park. Oh Daesu retrieves his personal prison file. Oh Daesu fights his way out of the prison. Oh Daesu is injured and falls in the street. Lee Woojin helps Oh Daesu and sends him back to Mido’s apartment.

[Analysis - Related] Quotes - - Mido "Want to call her together? Want to go to the grave together?" Oh Daesu "No, after I kill that bastard first." - Mido "Blue Dragon is it right?" Oh Daesu "I haven't chewed it yet." - Mr. Han "How's life in a bigger prison Oh Daesu?" Oh Daesu "Who are you?" Mido "Who are you?" - Oh Daesu "Tell your cooks to put less scallions in the dumplings." delivery boy "Sure." - Oh Daesu "Why'd you lock me up?" Park "In our 7.5 floor business, our clients' info is top-secret." - Oh Daesu "AB blood types raise your hand. Go, he lost a lot of blood." - Oh Daesu "As expected, I can't get along today either. I've become a monster. When my vengeance is over, can I return as the old Daesu?"

[Plot - Accelerate] Revenge by Oh Daesu - Oh Daesu finds his prison, takes revenge on Park and the guards, and retrieves his personal file.

[Plot - Accelerate] Love - Mido helps Oh Daesu seek revenge.

[Theme - Negation] Justice - Oh Daesu tortures Park.

[Theme - Negation] Love - Oh Daesu tortures Park.

[Character - Related] Oh Daesu - Oh Daesu finds the prison, tortures Park and retrieves his personal files.

[Character - Related] Lee Woojin - Lee Woojin helps Oh Daesu get back to Mido.

[Character - Related] Mido - Mido helps Oh Daesu seek revenge.

[Character - Related] Park - Park is tortured by Oh Daesu.

[Character - Related] Mr. Han - Mr. Han taunts Oh Daesu online.


Scene - Betrayed (15 min)

Mido mends Oh Daesu’s injuries. Oh Daesu listens to his prison files. Oh Daesu learns he was imprisoned for talking too much. Oh Daesu finds his old friend, Joo Hwan. Oh Daesu logs in online and learns Mido has shared his secret login with an “Evergreen”. Evergreen tells Oh Daesu he is no longer a suspect for his wife’s murder. Oh Daesu tortures Mido. Joo Hwan finds Evergreen’s address. Oh Daesu finds Lee Woojin. Lee Woojin gives Oh Daesu five days to find out why he was imprisoned, or he will kill Mido. Oh Daesu threatens Lee Woojin. Lee Woojin is unmoved. Oh Daesu does not kill Lee Woojin. Oh Daesu returns to Mido’s apartment to find she has been captured by Park. Oh Daesu tries to save Mido. Park tortures Oh Daesu. Lee Woojin saves Oh Daesu by bribing Park.

[Analysis - Related] Quotes - - Lee Woojin “Oh Daesu, you see, talks too much.” Oh Daesu “Have you heard this voice before?” Joo Hwan “I don’t know all the 260 names of your women’s husbands” - Oh Daesu “Joo Hwan, did I really talk too much?” Joo Hwan “My friend, I’d like for you to find that criminal among people you’re close to.” - Oh Daesu “You lead a complete stranger to your place. Who are you?” - Oh Daesu “I’m not doing fine, within life in a bigger prison.” - Lee Woojin in Oh Daesu’s voice “Evergreen, who are you? You meant to ask this right? You must find out on your own. Come on, it’s a game. First who? Then, why? If you figure it out come see me anytime. I’ll raise your score. You have until July 5th. Oh no, only five days left. Too short? Hang in there. If you succeed I’ll kill myself and not Mido. That’s right, Mido. I’m going to kill every woman you love until you die.” - Lee Woojin “Wow you are strong Mr. Monster. Yes, you are the very monster I created. But you won’t find out the “why?” if you do this. Fifteen years of being curious would go to waste. So is that okay with you?” - Lee Woojin “Do you seek revenge or do you find the truth? Oh you’re in a tough spot. I have been watching you for fifteen years. I fared well thanks to you. I wasn’t bored or lonely.” - Lee Woojin “Seeking revenge is the best cure for someone who got hurt. Try it. The loss of fifteen years, the pain of losing your wife and child, you can forget all this. Once again, revenge is good for your health.” - Lee Woojin “But… what happens after you’ve revenged yourself? I bet that hidden pain will probably come back again. Are you there Oh Daesu? Oh Daesu, long time no see.” - Lee Woojin “Hasn’t she been tied up for too long? I think you also left the door open.” - Park “You see, they say that people shrivel up because they have an imagination. So do not imagine. You’ll become brave.” - Park “Yes? You know I’m glad you told me about this place. But I haven’t even started. What? Let’s go.” - Oh Daesu “I’m going to cut off your hand, because you touched Mido.” Park “Then what about my tongue?”

[Plot - Accelerate] Revenge by Oh Daesu - Oh Daesu finds Lee Woojin.

[Plot - Accelerate] Revenge by Lee Woojin - Oh Daesu does not kill Lee Woojin. Lee Woojin gives Oh Daesu five days to find out why he was imprisoned.

[Plot - Failure] Love - Oh Daesu abandons Mido, and then tortures her.

[Theme - Negation] Justice - Oh Daesu tortures Mido. Park tortures Oh Daesu.

[Theme - Negation] Love - Mido mends Oh Daesu’s injuries, Oh Daesu tortures Mido.

[Character - Related] Oh Daesu - Oh Daesu betrays Mido, finds Lee Woojin but does not kill him. Oh Daesu saves Mido.

[Character - Related] Lee Woojin - Lee Woojin meets Oh Daesu and gives him five days to find the reason of his imprisonment, or he will kill Mido.

[Character - Related] Mido - Mido mends Oh Daesu's injuries but is betrayed by Oh Daesu.

[Character - Related] Joo Hwan - Joo Hwan helps Oh Daesu find Lee Woojin.

[Character - Related] Park - Park exacts revenge on Oh Daesu by capturing Mido and torturing Oh Daesu.

[Character - Related] Mr. Han - Mr. Han protects Lee Woojin from Oh Daesu.


Scene - Love and death (10 min)

Mido thanks Oh Daesu for protecting her from Lee Woojin. Lee Woojin listens in as Oh Daesu and Mido consummate their love. Lee Woojin gives Oh Daesu Park’s severed hand as a gift. Oh Daesu gets rid of the listening devices Lee Woojin had placed on him. Oh Daesu finds out that Lee Woojin and his sister, Lee Soo Ah, both went to his highschool, and that Lee Soo Ah had died. Joo Hwan suggests Lee Soo Ah died because she was promiscuous. Lee Woojin kills Joo Hwan.

[Analysis - Related] Quotes - - Mr. Han “You should get some rest today.” Lee Woojin “I can’t evensleep, since I am forlorn.” - Lee Woojin “Mr. Han, do you really think Mido has fallen in love with Oh Daesu, already?” - Oh Daesu “Do you worry about the future. Don’t imagine anything.” - Oh Daesu “I feel like thanking all those fifteen years in prison. If I wasn’t there, could Mido have liked me still?” - Mido “You know, maybe he freed you, because he has fun watching you run wild seeking revenge. And never tell you why, so he can toy with you forever.”

[Plot - Decelerate] Revenge by Oh Daesu - Lee Woojin kills Joo Hwan.

[Plot - Accelerate] Revenge by Lee Woojin - Lee Woojin kills Joo Hwan.

[Plot - Success] Love - Oh Daesu and Mido consummate their love.

[Theme - Negation] Justice - Lee Woojin gives Oh Daesu Park's hand as a gift as payment for Park having molested Mido.

[Theme - Embodiment] Love - Oh Daesu and Mido consummate their love.

[Character - Related] Oh Daesu - Oh Daesu and Mido consummate their love. Oh Daesu gets rid of Lee Woojin's tracking devices. Oh Daesu finds out about Lee Woojin's sister.

[Character - Related] Lee Woojin - Lee Woojin kills Joo Hwan.

[Character - Related] Mido - Mido and Oh Daesu consummate their love.

[Character - Related] Joo Hwan - Joo Hwan helps Oh Daesu. Joo Hwan is killed by Lee Woojin.


Scene - Root cause (10 min)

Oh Daesu finds the prison warden, Park, and leaves Mido locked up for her safety. Oh Daesu continues to pursue Lee Woojin on his own. Oh Daesu learns from an old classmate that he had something to do with Lee Soo Ah’s death. Oh Daesu remembers that he had exposed Lee Woojin and Lee Soo Ah’s incestuous relationship. Mido asks Oh Daesu to run away together now that he has found out the root cause of Lee Woojin’s hatred for him. Oh Daesu decides to finish his revenge with Lee Woojin instead.

[Analysis - Related] Quotes - - Mido “Now it’s over. Instead of seeking revenge, you wanted to find out why you were imprisoned, right? Now we’ll run away where he can never find us, right?” Oh Daesu “I can’t end it like this. Seeking revenge has become a part of me.”

[Plot - Accelerate] Revenge by Oh Daesu - Oh Daesu seeks to finish his revenge rather than run away with Mido.

[Plot - Accelerate] Revenge by Lee Woojin - Oh Daesu finds out Lee Woojin had imprisoned him because Oh Daesu had spread rumours about Lee Woojin's sister, causing her death.

[Plot - Decelerate] Love - Oh Daesu locks Mido up for her own safety. Oh Daesu seeks to finish his revenge rather than run away with Mido.

[Theme - Expression] Justice - Oh Daesu seeks revenge for his imprisonment.

[Theme - Expression] Love - Oh Daesu locks up Mido for her own safety.

[Character - Related] Oh Daesu - Oh Daesu finds out why Lee Woojin had imprisoned him. Oh Daesu locks up Mido for her safety. Oh Daesu seeks revenge.

[Character - Related] Mido - Mido asks Oh Daesu to run away together, Oh Daesu refuses and seeks revenge instead.


Scene - Revelation (15 min)

Oh Daesu finds Lee Woojin. Oh Daesu kills Lee Woojin’s guards. Oh Daesu asks Lee Woojin to kill himself. Lee Woojin reveals that Mido is, in fact, Oh Daesu’s daughter. Oh Daesu attacks Lee Woojin and fatally injures Mr. Han. Lee Woojin shoots Mr. Han when he tries to kill Oh Daesu.

[Analysis - Related] Quotes - - Mido “What shall I pray?” Oh Daesu “Dear Lord, please let me find a younger man next time.” Mido “Please let Lee Woojin, bow next to Oh Daesu and make him beg for forgiveness.” - Oh Daesu “You slept with your sister.” Lee Woojin “… (stares at Mr. Han)… Let’s go up and talk.” - Oh Daesu “You slept with your sister.” Lee Woojin “I feel so refreshed.” Oh Daesu “You slept with your sister, and I started the rumours, that’s why your sister died.” - Lee Woojin “Looking through the mirror reminds me of that day, doesn’t it?” Oh Daesu “Erasing my memory and telling me to find the truth was unfair. I won, so die like you promised.” Lee Woojin “You think you forgot that day because you were hypnotized? Are you sure? Do you know the real reason why you can’t remember? Let me tell you. You just, forgot.” - Lee Woojin “Isn’t it funny? One word gets you pregnant, one word gets you in love.” - Lee Woojin “Your gravest mistake wasn’t failing to find the answer. You can’t find the right answer if you ask the wrong questions. It’s not “Why did Lee Woojin imprison me?” It’s “Why did he release me?” Once again, why did Lee Woojin release Oh Daesu after fifteen years?”

[Plot - Accelerate] Revenge by Oh Daesu - Oh Daesu kills Lee Woojin's guards and Mr. Han and is alone with Lee Woojin.

[Plot - Accelerate] Revenge by Lee Woojin - Lee Woojin tells Oh Daesu he had slept with his own daughter just as Lee Woojin had slept with his own sister.

[Plot - Failure] Love - Oh Daesu finds out Mido is his daughter.

[Theme - Negation] Justice - Lee Woojin exacts revenge on Oh Daesu by getting him to experience a similar incestuous relationship.

[Theme - Negation] Love - Lee Woojin perverts Oh Daesu and Mido's love.

[Character - Related] Oh Daesu - Oh Daesu learns he has been setup by Lee Woojin to fall in love with his own daughter. Oh Daesu tries to kill Lee Woojin.

[Character - Related] Lee Woojin - Lee Woojin reveals to Oh Daesu that Mido is Oh Daesu's daughter. Lee Woojin shoots Mr. Han to save Oh Daesu.

[Character - Related] Mr. Han - Mr. Han defends Lee Woojin and tries to kill Oh Daesu. Mr. Han is shot by Lee Woojin.


Scene - A fork in the road (15 min)

Oh Daesu calls Mido and asks her not to open the box Park had given her. Oh Daesu begs Lee Woojin for forgiveness. Oh Daesu cuts out his own tongue. Lee Woojin tells Park to not show Mido the contents of the box. Oh Daesu tries to kill Lee Woojin, he fails. Lee Woojin kills himself. Oh Daesu finds the hypnotist to erase the knowledge that Mido is his daughter. Oh Daesu and Mido are reunited.

[Analysis - Related] Quotes - - Oh Daesu “I beg you, please don’t tell Mido. What has she done wrong? You know it was all my fault. I have committed a terrible sin to your sister. And I was very wrong to you. I’m really sorry. So what I am saying is, so please leave Mido alone, okay? If Mido finds out the truth, you asshole, I’ll rip your whole body apart and no one will be able to find your body anywhere. Why? Because I’m going to chew it all down. Woojin! Woojin, I made a mistake. Please forget what I said. Sir! Boss! Woojin! We’re Evergreen Old Boys. Remember? With the energy from a green pine tree the Great Sangnok High… I’ll do whatever you want. I’ll do anything. I beg you. Woojin, if you want me to be a dog, I will! I’m Woojin’s dog from now on! I’m your puppy! Woof woof woof woof. Look, I’m wagging my tail. I’m a dog. I’ll guard the house. I’ll be your slave dog.” - Lee Woojin “Now, what joy will I live for?” - Lee Woojin “My sister and I loved each other, even though we knew everything. Could it be the same for you two?” - Mido “I love you Oh Daesu.”

[Plot - Failure] Revenge by Oh Daesu - Oh Daesu begs Lee Woojin for forgiveness.

[Plot - Success] Revenge by Lee Woojin - Oh Daesu begs Lee Woojin for forgiveness.

[Plot - Success] Love - Oh Daesu chooses to forget Mido is his daughter so they can be together.

[Theme - Embodiment] Justice - Oh Daesu apologises to Lee Woojin. Lee Woojin gives Oh Daesu the chance at love that he had lost.

[Theme - Embodiment] Love - Oh Daesu gives up revenge for love. Lee Woojin gives Oh Daesu the chance at love that he had lost.

[Character - Related] Oh Daesu - Oh Daesu gives up revenge for love with Mido.

[Character - Related] Lee Woojin - Lee Woojin accepts Oh Daesu's apology and gives Oh Daesu the chance at love that Lee Woojin had lost.

[Character - Related] Mido - Mido is reunited with Oh Daesu.

[Character - Related] Park - Park helps Lee Woojin get even with Oh Daesu.