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* Jin-hee becoming infected and infecting an emotionally-wrecked Young-guk, who is so distraught over Jin-hee's fate that he doesn't try to save himself, instead crying and holding her until she turns and bites him.

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* Jin-hee becoming infected and infecting an emotionally-wrecked Young-guk, who is so distraught over Jin-hee's fate that he doesn't even try to save himself, instead crying in despair and holding her until she turns and bites him.



* The homeless man sacrificing himself to allow the others to escape.

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* The homeless man sacrificing himself to allow the others to escape. He already witnessed unspeakable horrors back in Seoul and was traumatized when he was discovered in the train's toilet, and he is clearly scared out of his wits... yet he still finds the wherewithal within himself to charge forth and replicate Sang-hwa's HeroicSacrifice, buying enough time for Seong-kyeong and Su-an to escape before the rest of the zombies break through the other windows of the overturned train car and the car itself collapses on top of them.


* [[TheHeroDies Seok-woo's]] [[HeroicSacrifice death]] is nigh-objectively the saddest part of the movie. He gets infected by Young-suk, the [[HateSink most despicable character in the film]], and he stays human long enough to throw him off the train car and give a final goodbye to Seong-kyeong and Su-an before staggering to the other end of the train car ''while Su-an cries out and begs him to stay''. At this point, he [[BrokenTears breaks down sobbing]] and, at the exact moment that he turns, thinks of holding Su-an as a baby for the first time, which gives him enough peace to [[HeroicSuicide throw himself off the train car]], [[GoOutWithASmile smiling all the way]].

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* [[TheHeroDies Seok-woo's]] [[HeroicSacrifice death]] is nigh-objectively the saddest part of the movie. He gets infected by Young-suk, the [[HateSink most despicable character in the film]], and he stays human long enough to throw him off the train car and give a final goodbye to Seong-kyeong and Su-an before staggering to the other end of the train car ''while Su-an cries out and begs him to stay''. At this point, he [[BrokenTears breaks down sobbing]] and, at the exact moment that he turns, thinks of holding Su-an as a baby for the first time, which gives him enough peace to [[HeroicSuicide throw himself off the train car]], [[GoOutWithASmile smiling all the way]].


* The ending, where the infected Seok-woo saw a brief memory of his daughter being born [[TheHeroDies just before he jumps out of the train car]], [[GoOutWithASmile smiling all the way]]. And all this happens while his daughter is crying out, begging him to stay.
** We don't see the actual suicide. Instead, there is only a ShadowDiscretionShot while [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fuyFQzFOzG8 this tearjerking music]] plays over this moment. It's even pictured above.

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* The ending, where the infected Seok-woo saw a brief memory of his daughter being born [[TheHeroDies just Seok-woo's]] [[HeroicSacrifice death]] is nigh-objectively the saddest part of the movie. He gets infected by Young-suk, the [[HateSink most despicable character in the film]], and he stays human long enough to throw him off the train car and give a final goodbye to Seong-kyeong and Su-an before he jumps staggering to the other end of the train car ''while Su-an cries out and begs him to stay''. At this point, he [[BrokenTears breaks down sobbing]] and, at the exact moment that he turns, thinks of holding Su-an as a baby for the first time, which gives him enough peace to [[HeroicSuicide throw himself off the train car]], [[GoOutWithASmile smiling all the way]]. And all this happens while his daughter is crying out, begging him to stay.
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** We don't see the actual suicide. Instead, there is only a ShadowDiscretionShot while The [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fuyFQzFOzG8 this tearjerking music]] that plays over this moment. It's even pictured above.moment.



** The ending scene, where the emotionally-wrecked and physically-exhausted Seong-kyeong and Su-an are walking down the final tunnel, as Su-an tries singing through the tears. It helps that the young actress really sells it.

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** The ending scene, ending, where the emotionally-wrecked and physically-exhausted Seong-kyeong and Su-an are walking down the final tunnel, tunnel. Just as it seems that soldiers are about to shoot them, their not being zombies is proved by Su-an tries singing through "Aloha 'Oe", [[BookEnds the tears. It helps that song she failed to finish singing at the young actress really sells it.recital as Seok-woo wasn't there]], [[DarkReprise which is now repurposed into a memorial to her father]].



** Another tear jerker is after the sacrificing sister gets infected. As the zombies are trying to break through, they all look like the ravenous monsters they've been throughout the movie. That is, except for the newly-turned In-gil. She's not another blood-covered monster yet. She just looks confused, lost, like a child.

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** Another tear jerker tearjerker is after the sacrificing sister gets infected. As the zombies are trying to break through, they all look like the ravenous monsters they've been throughout the movie. That is, except for the newly-turned In-gil. She's not another blood-covered monster yet. She just looks confused, lost, like a child.


** Another tear jerker is after the sacrificing sister gets infected. As the zombies are trying to break through, they all look like the ravenous monsters they've been throughout the movie. That is, except for the newly turned In-gil. She's not another blood-covered monster yet. She just looks confused, lost, like a child.

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** Another tear jerker is after the sacrificing sister gets infected. As the zombies are trying to break through, they all look like the ravenous monsters they've been throughout the movie. That is, except for the newly turned newly-turned In-gil. She's not another blood-covered monster yet. She just looks confused, lost, like a child.

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* The homeless man sacrificing himself to allow the others to escape.


* The ending, where the infected Seok-woo saw a brief memory of his daughter being born [[TheHeroDies just before he jumps out of the train car]], while his daughter is crying out, begging him to stay.

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* The ending, where the infected Seok-woo saw a brief memory of his daughter being born [[TheHeroDies just before he jumps out of the train car]], [[GoOutWithASmile smiling all the way]]. And all this happens while his daughter is crying out, begging him to stay.


* The ending, where the infected Seok-woo saw a brief memory of his daughter being born [[TheHeroDies just before he jumps out of the train car]], while his daughter is crying out of despair.

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* The ending, where the infected Seok-woo saw a brief memory of his daughter being born [[TheHeroDies just before he jumps out of the train car]], while his daughter is crying out of despair.out, begging him to stay.

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** Shortly before, [[MeaningfulLook the expression]] on Seok-woo's face when Su-an begs him to stay with them. This is the face of a father who realizes that his daughter does love him more than he knew. [[HeroicSacrifice And that's all the more reason to keep her safe from himself.]]
** And after this, we get a shot of the train chugging forward through the idyllic South Korean landscape. No blood, no smoke. Just a countryside visibly untouched by the outbreak--a sharp, deliberate contrast to the gory, tear-inducing majority of the film.


* The ending where Seok-Woo saw a brief memory of his daughter being born just before he jumped out of the train car while his daughter is crying out of despair.
** We don't see the actual suicide. Instead, there is only a ShadowDiscretionShot while [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fuyFQzFOzG8 this tearjerking music]] plays over this moment. It's even pictured.
** The ending scene, where Seong-Kyeong and Su-an are walking down the tunnel and are emotionally wrecked as Su-an tries singing through the tears. It helps that the young actress really sells it.
* Sang-hwa performing a HeroicSacrifice and asking Seok-Woo to take care of his wife, who is looking on in tears.
* Jin-hee becoming infected and infecting an emotionally wrecked Young-guk, who is so distraught over Jin-hee's fate that he doesn't try to save himself, instead crying and holding her until she turns and bites him.
* Just the look of pure despair on Jong-gil's face as her sister In-gil sacrifices herself by staying behind so Seok-Woo can close the door rather than risk the infected getting in while Seok-Woo tries getting to her. The fact that In-gil smiles at her sister just a mere moment before the infected grab her only makes it all the more heart wrenching.
** Another tear jerker is after the sacrificing sister gets infected. As the zombies are trying to break through, they all look like the ravenous monsters they've been throughout the movie. That is, except for the newly turned In-gil, who just looks confused, like a child.

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* The ending ending, where Seok-Woo the infected Seok-woo saw a brief memory of his daughter being born [[TheHeroDies just before he jumped jumps out of the train car car]], while his daughter is crying out of despair.
** We don't see the actual suicide. Instead, there is only a ShadowDiscretionShot while [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fuyFQzFOzG8 this tearjerking music]] plays over this moment. It's even pictured.
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** The ending scene, where Seong-Kyeong the emotionally-wrecked and physically-exhausted Seong-kyeong and Su-an are walking down the tunnel and are emotionally wrecked final tunnel, as Su-an tries singing through the tears. It helps that the young actress really sells it.
* Sang-hwa performing a HeroicSacrifice and asking Seok-Woo Seok-woo to take care of his wife, who is looking on in tears.
tears. And to make it even more heartbreaking, Sang-hwa [[CallBack finally gives Seong-kyeong a name for their baby]]--just before the zombies smash the glass, and Seok-woo has to drag the despairing parent back.
* Jin-hee becoming infected and infecting an emotionally wrecked emotionally-wrecked Young-guk, who is so distraught over Jin-hee's fate that he doesn't try to save himself, instead crying and holding her until she turns and bites him.
-->I'm sorry...!
* Just the look of pure despair on Jong-gil's face as her sister In-gil sacrifices herself by staying behind so Seok-Woo Seok-woo can close the door rather than risk the infected getting in while Seok-Woo Seok-woo tries getting to her. The fact that In-gil smiles at her sister just a mere moment before the infected grab her only makes it all the more heart wrenching.
heart-wrenching.
** Another tear jerker is after the sacrificing sister gets infected. As the zombies are trying to break through, they all look like the ravenous monsters they've been throughout the movie. That is, except for the newly turned In-gil, who In-gil. She's not another blood-covered monster yet. She just looks confused, lost, like a child.


** We don't see the actual suicide. Instead, there is only a ShadowDiscretionShot while [[ this tearjerking music]] plays over this moment. It's even pictured.

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** We don't see the actual suicide. Instead, there is only a ShadowDiscretionShot while [[ [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fuyFQzFOzG8 this tearjerking music]] plays over this moment. It's even pictured.


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[[caption-width-right:350:A father's love always triumphs... even in death.]]

All that can be said about this saddening film is that this ain't your average zombie thriller.
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** We don't see the actual suicide. Instead, there is only a ShadowDiscretionShot while [[ this tearjerking music]] plays over this moment. It's even pictured.



* The woman who brings the virus onto the train apologizes over and over again, crying, as she desperately tourniquets herself in a futile attempt to stop the infection.

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* The woman who brings the virus onto the train apologizes over and over again, crying, as she desperately tourniquets herself in a futile attempt to stop the infection.infection.
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** Another tear jerker is after the sacrificing sister gets infected. As the zombies are trying to break through, they all look like the ravenous monsters they've been throughout the movie. That is, except for the newly turned In-gil, who just looks confused, like a child.

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** Another tear jerker is after the sacrificing sister gets infected. As the zombies are trying to break through, they all look like the ravenous monsters they've been throughout the movie. That is, except for the newly turned In-gil, who just looks confused, like a child.child.
* The woman who brings the virus onto the train apologizes over and over again, crying, as she desperately tourniquets herself in a futile attempt to stop the infection.


* The ending where Seok-Woo saw a brief memory of his daughter being born just before he jumped out of train car while his daughter is crying out of despair.

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* The ending where Seok-Woo saw a brief memory of his daughter being born just before he jumped out of the train car while his daughter is crying out of despair.

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