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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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Beautiful ... 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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37 out of 46 people found the following review useful.
Beautiful ..., 18 May 2005
Author: bart-117 from United States

I would put this as one of the most beautiful science fiction films ever made ...

As much as this is an homage to Blade Runner it also draws heavily from the Matrix and HK Cop films. Like a great hip hop record or a Tarantino film, it weaves familiar elements together in a way that not only seems fresh but gives you a new appreciation for the original sources.

One of the things I loved most about this movie was its look and in particular the way the CGI was integrated almost seamlessly with 'real' live action cinematography. As opposed to many western sci-fi movies, for example the new Star Wars movies or I, Robot where the actors are shot on a green screen and then composted over a completely synthetic background.

Natural City might use a shot of a cityscape and then drop in CGI elements like a craft flying over. They employ another technique which was used a lot in 70's scifi films like Logan's Run - inter cutting SFX scenes with live action that was just shot on real, futuristic-looking locations. This really balances out the artificiality of the effects and shows that a little can go a long way ...

The result is an extremely realistic look and feel to the movie. I believe that this is what the world could look like in 2080.

Natural City's only real flaw, in my eyes, is that it does tend to get slow in a few key spots. But every shot in this film is so gorgeous it's hard to know where they would cut.

All in all I really enjoyed this film and would highly recommend it.

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