Jung Byung-gil’s Korean action thriller Carter is the kind of film that gives its viewer no choice but to take everything with a colossal grain of salt. It begins with a young man, supposedly named Carter Lee (Lee Sung-jae), waking up in a room with no memory of who he is or how he got there. The only information he has to go off of is relayed to him by a mysterious voice in his head – a voice he must obey, or else a deadly explosive will detonate inside his mouth.
So Carter has no choice but to follow the voice’s instructions, which command him to retrieve a young girl named Ha-na (Kim Bo-min). He learns that Ha-na is being hunted by both the North and South Korean governments, as she possesses the necessary antibodies to fight the lethal DMZ virus, which is rapidly spreading around the United States and North Korea.
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