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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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The war has begun...
Plot:
In the year 2080, the world is connected by a massive computer network. Combiners have developed a process... See more » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
1 win & 2 nominations See more »
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Review: Time Travel Takes A Siesta At 11:00 Am
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Excellent film See more (38 total) »

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
 
Editorial Department
Eun-ja Baek .... negative editor
 
Music Department
Jan Holzner .... music recording engineer
 

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MPAA:
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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27 out of 45 people found the following review useful.
Excellent film, 2 May 2005
Author: Matt Stephenson from Orlando, FL, United States

I don't understand the low rating of this picture.

THIS is what science fiction SHOULD be!!! Too much sci-fi has become pretty people in black PVC or leather bondage gear blowing things up in 360 slow-mo. Natural City actually sits back and tells a tells a story without bludgeoning us with Matrix-lite effects.

This is as much a sad tale of love denied as it is a renegade cop, a cyborg, a "hooker with(out) a heart of gold" and the military-industrial complex of a the future.

YES, the story is derivative of Blade Runner. Most, if not all, sci-fi of today is derivative of either Blade Runner, Mad Max or 1984. Move on. Enjoy the good stuff when it happens.

LOVED the fact that they did not stomp all over the subtleties of this movie with the standard industrial metal soundtrack that is de riguer in much sci-fi. The piano score was haunting and kept us grounded in R's sorrow for his pending loss.

Come into Natural City with an open mind and no Blade Runner hang-ups and you will be rewarded with a very good film. Not since Minority Report have we seen sci-fi done with this much respect paid to thinking grown ups.

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