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I'm a Cyborg, But That's OK (2006)

Ssa-i-bo-geu-ji-man-gwen-chan-a (original title)
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A girl who thinks she is a combat cyborg checks into a mental hospital, where she encounters other psychotics. Eventually, she falls for a man who thinks he can steal people's souls.

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Cha Young-goon
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Park Il-sun
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A young woman who believes she's a cyborg hears voices and harms herself while at work making radios. She's hospitalized in a mental institution where she eats nothing and talks to inanimate objects. She's Young-goon, granddaughter of a woman who thought she was a mouse (and whose dentures Young-goon wears) and a mother who's a butcher without much social grace. Young-goon comes to the attention of Il-sun, a ping-pong playing patient at the institution who makes it his goal to get her to eat. Will he succeed? Which way does sanity lie? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Su-jeong Lim had to get her weight down to just 39 kg to shoot this film. See more »

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Park Il-sun: I did all kinds of things in jail. Because I felt I was vanishing. I stole other people's clothes to wear. And I brushed my teeth diligently. Once your teeth start to go, there's no turning back.
The mythomaniac: That's true.
Park Il-sun: I had a psych evaluation and they said I'm schizophrenic and anti-social.
The mythomaniac: Anti-social?
Park Il-sun: Like stealing and fighting for no reason. And not having any sense of guilt or sympathy. But I don't know why they call me anti-social. I have my reasons for stealing. I'm afraid I'll vanish. I'm ...
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Another great film from Park
29 April 2007 | by (littleton, co USA) – See all my reviews

I have to say, I really don't see where all the dislike and criticisms come from. Granted, Cyborg is a far different film from all of Park's other works, and especially in the world of romantic comedies falls into the really freaking weird category, but I found it to be really entertaining. It was very sweet, but in a good way. No excessive cuteness, no magical cure to being crazy. The crazy people are crazy, and that ain't gonna change anytime soon. The cinematography and visuals were great. I really loved the set design of the hospital. And all of the side characters were a great cast of crazies. I have not watched a great deal of Korean cinema, and have never seen the leads in anything before. I live in Korea, so I'm very aware of Rain (or Be, as its pronounced here), but I thought that both pulled off their rolls very well, especially the girl. If you are looking for something fun, light hearted and a little bizarre, check this out. Just know that it is not your normal Park Chan Wook film.


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