In the pre-title sequence, James Bond and two allies infiltrate a military base belonging to Colonel Tan-Sun Moon, a North Korean army officer who is illegally selling weaponry in exchange for African conflict diamonds. Bond poses as a weapons dealer, rigging his briefcase of diamonds with C4. He meets with Colonel Moon and his assistant, Zao. After the diamonds are handed over, Zao discovers Bond's true identity and informs Moon, who orders his men to execute Bond. Fearing retribution from his father, General Moon, the Colonel then flees in a large hovercraft. Bond detonates the C4 in the suitcase, embedding a number of diamonds in Zao's face. He then steals another hovercraft and chases Colonel Moon, who tumbles off a ledge and into a waterfall. North Korean troops capture Bond under General Moon's orders and he is imprisoned and tortured.
14 months later, Bond is released in exchange for Zao, who was captured during the fourteen months. He is then sedated and taken to meet &q