Joo Won stars in the South Korean thriller Carter, directed by Byung-Gil Jung. Carter, a strange spy with no memory of his origins, is at the heart of the story. When Carter learns of a deadly virus sweeping through Korea and the United States, he must act. Carter discovers Ha-na, a little girl who is at the center of the plan involving the three countries and the virus while searching for an antidote and information about his past. Here’s all the information you need to know about Ha-na from Netflix’s Carter and why multiple forces are pursuing her. Spoilers follow!
Who is Ha-Na in Carter on Netflix?
One of the main characters in “Carter” is Ha-na. Ha-na is portrayed in the film by actress Kim Bo-Min (“The Silent Sea”). A deadly virus swept through the Korean Demilitarized Zone and left its mark. The virus, which gives those infected agility and superhuman strength, is difficult for the North Koreans to handle. In some cases, the infection can even reach South Korea and the United States.
Amnesiac spy Carter is assigned a dangerous mission in exchange for having his memories restored. He is tasked with finding Ha-na and bringing her to North Korea without incident. dr Jung Byeong-ho, who works at the Sinuiju Chemical Weapons Institute, is Ha-na’s father. Byeong-ho is a key figure in researching the deadly virus. No wonder, then, that his daughter Ha-na is a key character in the plot.
Why do the CIA and North Korea want Ha-Na?
As the story progresses, viewers learn that Carter had a plan to track down Ha-na and bring her to North Korea. Carter was identified as a South Korean agent when he and his family were arrested in North Korea. As a result, he had to compromise with North Korean Lt. Gen. Kim Jong Hyeok. The agreement states that Carter will search for Ha-na and bring her to North Korea. However, Ha-na was taken hostage by the CIA.
The virus was transmitted in North Korea with no cure, as shown in the film’s opening sequence. Ha-father, nas Dr. Jung Byeong-ho was able to cure her of the disease. Ha-na consequently produced antiviral antibodies. Simply put, their blood can be used to develop a virus antidote. But the CIA kidnaps Byeong’s daughter before he can create the cure from Ha-blood. Na’s So it’s clear that the CIA is after Ha-na because of her importance in developing the antidote.
Given the complicated and serious circumstances that the virus has caused in the US, it’s possible that the CIA is trying to use Ha-na as leverage to get Byeong-ho to defect to their side. This will make the antidote directly available to the US. Byeong-ho is imprisoned at the facility by North Korea, which is just as tough on its quest to find the cure. Consequently, Ha-na is also coveted by North Korea due to the antibodies in her blood. Ultimately, Ha-na is our best shot at developing a cure for the deadly virus. As a result, she is wanted by both the CIA and North Korean intelligence in the film.