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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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A lot better than expected 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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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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36 out of 53 people found the following review useful.
A lot better than expected, 20 February 2004
Author: Simon Booth from UK

Just watched NATURAL CITY, which I wasn't expecting to enjoy too much after most of the other Korean sci-fi "blockbuster" films of the past few years, but I do think this one is the pick of the litter.

It's an interesting and perhaps slightly muddled film, that mixes sci-fi spectacle and fantastic action scenes with a much more subtle and introspective side that's really the core of the film and probably befuddled the audience a lot. The cyborgs and mad scientists aren't really what the film is about, it's about the loneliness and detachment of the characters in a world where personal relationships have deteriorated even further than in our own. The fact that the acting is "wooden" is arguably deliberate, as the characters have no real emotional lives. It's a bit like Stephen Spielberg directing a Wong Kar Wai script... or vice versa... or something :p There's some Mamoru Oshii in there too.

8/10

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