The film takes place in contemporary Korea with a slight alteration: in this Korea duels are legal. YU Young-bin is an ordinary office worker - a counselor in his workplace but a veteran swordsman with formidable skill. But the years of dueling have made him weary. While visiting a fencing training center run by his friend JIN Woon-gwang, YU encounters an unpleasant high school kid, CHOI Bon-guk, in whom he sees his own younger self reflected.
The boredom of small town life is eating Bill Williamson alive. Feeling constrained and claustrophobic in the meaningless drudgery of everyday life and helpless against overwhelming global dissolution, Bill begins a descent into madness.
A teacher opens a time capsule that has been dug up at his son's elementary school; in it are some chilling predictions -- some that have already occurred and others that are about to -- that lead him to believe his family plays a role in the events that are about to unfold.
In a gritty and alternate 1985 the glory days of costumed vigilantes have been brought to a close by a government crackdown, but after one of the masked veterans is brutally murdered an investigation into the killer is initiated.
Aliens land in South Africa and have no way home. Years later after living in a slum and wearing out their welcome the "Non-Humans" are being moved to a new tent city overseen by Multi-National United (MNU).