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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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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 (as Sae-Byeok Song)

Young-chang Song ... Co. President Kang
Se-ah Yun ... Min-Seo's mother

Directed by
Pil-sung Yim  (as Pil-Sung Yim)
Jee-woon Kim (segment "Heaven's Creation") (as Kim Jee-woon)
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Jee-woon Kim  (as Kim Jee-woon)
Pil-sung Yim  (as 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 
Art Direction by
Hwa-sung Cho 
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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A record of human folly, 27 October 2013
Author: Lomedin

If there's a common point that links all 3 of these short movies, it's how they show human stupidity and the realistic statement that that's the reason why we are coming to our own end.

The first movie present us with a zombie scenario, more credible than those created by other movies. It's a superb critic of a society drowned in consumerism, the abuse of other life forms and the worshipping of the shallow. It also presents us with the hypocrisy people live by, with somehow subtle imagery of religion and the disregard for those same values when it comes to feeling pleasure through the material and sex. The point of view is original, for which we see the event unfold mostly from the perspective of a zombie, rather than a hero trying to save him/herself. The film is filled with humour, although an underlying seriousness is palpable.

The second movie is a completely different story. It's comparable to Ghost in the Shell for its cyberpunk elements as well as deep philosophy. There's no comedy here. It's the only film with no direct doomsday scenario, although the human folly is obviously present. The future presented here is most plausible and, indeed, this is likely to happen sooner or later. This film is worth watching on its own, if you want to skip the other 2.

The last film is pure absurd comedy. I personally didn't find it amusing, particularly after watching the previous one. The nonsensical idea of this movie is not helped by the fact that the plot wasn't really thought throughly, and not much effort was put into giving any sense to anything, even to the parts that supposedly help the movie unfolds (i.e.: they randomly find silly solutions out of nowhere, comparable to the "deus ex machina" a child playing with toys would create).

Alas, I'd give individual scores as follows: First movie 5/10 Second one 7/10 Final movie 2/10

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