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Director:
Writers:
Byung-chun Min (writer)
Jae-rim Han (screenplay)
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Release Date:
5 September 2003 (South Korea) See more »
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Plot:
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1 win & 2 nominations See more »
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Ji-tae Yu ... R
Jae-un Lee ... Cyon
Rin Seo ... Ria
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Eun-pyo Jeong ... Croy

Doo-hong Jung ... Cyper
Eul-dong Kim
Hyo-seon Kim
Ju-hye Ko ... Ami
Chang Yun ... Noma
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Directed by
Byung-chun Min 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Philip K. Dick  novel "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?" (uncredited)
Jae-rim Han  screenplay adaptation
Byung-chun Min  writer

Produced by
Lee Dong Jun .... producer
 
Original Music by
Jae-jin Lee 
 
Cinematography by
Byung-chun Min 
 
Film Editing by
Min-ho Kyung 
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Doo-hong Jung .... martial arts director
 
Special Effects by
Do-ahn Jung .... special effects
 
Visual Effects by
Danny Shinwoong Kang .... concept artist
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Ji-sung Kim .... lighting assistant
 
Music Department
Jan Holzner .... music recording engineer
 

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Rated R for violence, language and brief nudity
Runtime:
South Korea:114 min | Italy:104 min
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Continuity: Early in the movie R is shot in the hand. He wears a bandage around his hand after that. This bandage appears and disappears on his hand throughout the rest of the movie.See more »

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8 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
Soft Cyberpunk..., 12 August 2005
Author: gohmifune from United States

First off, this is a very good movie. The visuals are undeniably fantastic, and that's one of the reasons to watch a movie, otherwise we'd be reading cyberpunk literature or comic books for two hours. Secondly, the meat and potatoes of the film, well, to say this, its not hardcore cyberpunk, and YES it is very Blade Runner, but hey, cyberpunk tends to all be similar, not treating this movie as a film in its own right will skew your view of it.

The movie has three main characters, four including the villain, and they are all developed nicely. A movie like this, you have SEE, you have become comfortable with the pacing and digest what is fed to you as it is fed to you, but most people don't realize that there is a story, there is character development, that there is substance.

It is a very tragic movie about a Military Policeman who is alone and unable to connect with the world or anyone else so the one thing he connects with is a living doll that is slowly slipping away and the tighter he holds on the more complicated and difficult the situation gets for the principle cast. I read a description of the movie and the lead, R, was described as a Cipher, a person with no influence on his surroundings, but it is the opposite, the whole world in which he inhabits reacts to him and only him. Its beautiful and tragic.

The movie ends as it should, a very good ending I feel, and it isn't as dark as one would think.

It is a very good movie, several steps above other Korean sci-fi like 2009 and Wonderful Days visual and more akin to Wonderful Days atmospherically. It is a dreary, beautiful, lonesome, self-destructive, and taught world in which the world takes place, but because of that, the movie is all the more beautiful.

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