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Doomsday Book -- Doomsday Book welcomes you to the future with three harrowing individual stories: Brave New World, Heavenly Creature, and Happy Birthday. As one family, one lost billiard ball, and one misguided internet order take on the world, three stories collide to deliver a ground-breaking fearless film of man verses technology.


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11 April 2012 (South Korea) See more »
The First Chapter of The Anthology Film- In A Brave New World, a mysterious virus brings the city to ruins and zombies flood the streets of Seoul... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Doona Bae ... Min-seo (Older)

Joon-ho Bong ... Joon-ho, lee

Ji-hee Jin ... Min-seo
Yun-hie Jo ... Ji-Eun
Gyu-ri Kim ... Bodhisattva Hye-Joo

John D. Kim ... Former NASA Researcher

Kang-woo Kim ... Robot repairman Park Do-won
Jun-hee Ko ... Kim Yoo-min
Seung-joon Lee ... Min-Seo's father
Dong-seok Ma ... High school zombie
Hae-il Park ... In-Myung

Seung-beom Ryu ... Suk-woo
Sae-Byeok Song ... Min-Seo's uncle
Young-chang Song ... Co. President Kang
Se-ah Yun ... Min-Seo's mother

Directed by
Pil-Sung Yim 
Kim Jee-woon (segment "Heaven's Creation")
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Kim Jee-woon 
Pil-Sung Yim 

Produced by
Young-mo Kang .... line producer
Jung-hwa Kim .... producer
Original Music by
Cinematography by
Sung-min Ha 
Ji-yong Kim 
Film Editing by
Na-young Nam 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Sang Joon Kim .... assistant director
Sound Department
Romain Bigorgne .... sound effects editor
Tae-young Choi .... sound re-recording mixer
Tae-young Choi .... supervising sound editor
Chung Gyu Lee .... foley artist
Visual Effects by
Hyokyun Hwang .... visual effects
Tae-Yong Kwak .... visual effects
Jung-Hoon Lim .... visual effects
Il Hwan Na .... visual effects artist

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Also Known As:
"In-lyu-myeol-mang-bo-go-seo" - South Korea (original title)
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115 min
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1 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Fun Fantasy Anthology, 4 March 2013
Author: DisturbedPixie from Santa Clara, CA

This Anthology features 3 tales, 2 of which are somewhat religious and another one dabs more on an alien Hitchhiker's Guide to The Galaxy way. All three have to do with the fall of mankind.

Story 1: 9/10 My favorite, A Brave New World, depicts a basic zombie uprising, in the plague form, but what is different is the overall direction the story goes, and the characters development... of zombies. Rarely do zombie films give the zombie POV, but we are able to get that here. A great aspect of this story is the strong acting by the leading actor, a guy who gets bullied by those around him and is very awkward, in a nerdy way. He goes on a date with this girl, and they seem to have a great connection, but then he begins to turn, and she is scared off. What happens at the end throws in a bible element to the story, which I didn't much care for, but I understood the creators message of a new world. Overall, I thought this tale was hilarious and sweet and well acted with enough zombie chaos to intrigue hardcore zombie fans.

Story 2: 6/10 The Heavenly Creature. This story is about a Robot that becomes Buddha, or at least to the monks. When the factory finds out, they seek to destroy the machine for attempting to forget it's duty to serve man and instead attaining man's greatest goal. This is deemed a threat and an insult to mankind. While I like the message of man's jealousy over a near perfect machine, I was turned off by the Robot's final message to man. It seemed idealistic to me, and hard to swallow. Overall, it was slow paced and more of a thought provoking study on people and our desires and fears. Might be a good watch for a philosophy/Buddhist student.

Story 3: 5/10 Happy Birthday, to me this was the cheesiest of all the stories, and cute, but less thought provoking. Like the first story, it had comical moments, and was quite enjoyable at times, it also felt like a family story and not on the same level as the other stories. You could actually watch this one with your 8 year old, and they might really like it. A problem with this story to me is how things aren't really explained, especially a scene in the end. I laughed off my interpretation of it, but am unsure of the message. There is a adorable aspect of it about trusting your child and having faith in them, which was very sweet, but for me, it wasn't enough to give it a very favorable review. I would have definitely liked to have seen a different story here that didn't have such an absurd scenario... I giant 8 ball heading to earth... why would aliens have giant pool tables and websites dedicated to selling individual balls to different planets? Too silly to me.

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