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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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Futuristic eye-candy 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

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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16 out of 20 people found the following review useful.
Futuristic eye-candy, 9 July 2007
Author: unbrokenmetal from Hamburg, Germany

I read through the reviews here before I watched it and didn't know what to expect: a classic or a bummer? In my view, the truth is in the middle and the average vote of currently 5.8 seems justified. "Natural City" is by no means a movie on the "Blade Runner" level. Take away the futuristic eye-candy, and what is left? A man is in love with a cyborg lady without really telling us why, how or what for. Real character development is not happening! He gets in a conflict with his friend over the cyborgs which leads to gratuitous violence with faces covered in blood like in a million action flicks before. Meanwhile, a girl plants flowers in a roof garden to provide a contrast to the post-war destruction scenery around. "Natural City" doesn't really have any new ideas, it simply spices up the collection of familiar trade marks with "Matrix/Equilibrium Next Generation" visuals which is fine for web 2.0 designers but not for the art of film making. Everybody who truly believes this is going to be a classic should go watch "Soylent Green" where it was the actors and the story that mattered.

Still, "Natural City" is a movie that has its touching or stunning moments. Actually, I liked that explanations were not provided in many cases. One might argue whether it is a deliberate attempt to open it for interpretation or simply plot holes. But I think, if we once really caught a glimpse of the year 2080, there would be much that we won't comprehend, either. You know how silly SF movies of the 1950s seem today because they applied manners, moral standards and ways of conversation that are outdated. In this respect, I'm curious what people will think of "Natural City" in the future. Keep it in the archive.

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