Kim Uiseok majored in film directing at Korea Academy of Film Arts. His short films include Bon Appetit (2009), Midnight Express (2011), and Dishonor (2015). His feature debut, After My Death (2017), won the New Currents Award at Busan International Film Festival 2017.
Lee Wonkyu majored in acting at Sungkyunkwan University. He worked on The Fatal Encounter (Lee Jae-gyu, 2014), and Assassination (Choi Dong-hoon, 2015), and was an assistant director on After My Death (Kim Uiseok, 2017), and Netflix Original Series Kingdom (Kim Seong-hun, 2018).
During an industrial strike, an accidental fire occurs. The cause of the accident and the number of victims are unknown. The strike was coming to an end, and half of the workers were going to be reinstated through a compromise deal. In the turmoil, an unidentifiable corpse is returned to a woman. The police say it is her husband, and suspect he is the culprit; that he lost his temper and set the fire to hurt the company. According to the police, her husband was a terrorist who destroyed property and equipment belonging to the company. Above all, he was a heartless person who has left her all alone. People force her to feel guilt over her husband’s actions. However, she insists that his death was an accident and should be investigated. She does not accept that her husband made such an extreme decision without considering her. She visits his surviving colleagues and asks them about his behavior during the strike. She hears mixed stories about her husband. He is seen as a martyr by some and a traitor by others.