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Natural City (2003)

Naechureol siti (original title)
In the year 2080, the world is connected by a massive computer network. Combiners have developed a process that allows them to merge the souls of human and machine/cyborg, wreaking havoc in... See full summary »

Director:

Byung-chun Min

Writers:

Jae-rim Han (screenplay adaptation), Byung-chun Min
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Cast

Credited cast:
Ji-tae Yu ... R
Jae-un Lee Jae-un Lee ... Cyon
Rin Seo Rin Seo ... Ria
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Eun-pyo Jeong Eun-pyo Jeong ... Croy
Doo-hong Jung Doo-hong Jung ... Cyper
Eul-dong Kim Eul-dong Kim
Hyo-Seon Kim Hyo-Seon Kim ... (as Hyo-seon Kim)
Ju-hye Ko Ju-hye Ko ... Ami
Chang Yun Chang Yun ... Noma
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Storyline

In the year 2080, the world is connected by a massive computer network. Combiners have developed a process that allows them to merge the souls of human and machine/cyborg, wreaking havoc in a deeply divided society. This movie shares traits with other films like Blade Runner and Ghost in the shell. A visually impressive piece, with a strong emphasis on relationships. Genre - Sci-Fi, Dystopian. Written by Makai

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence, language and brief nudity | See all certifications »
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Country:

South Korea

Language:

Korean

Release Date:

5 September 2003 (South Korea) See more »

Also Known As:

Natural City See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The film takes place in 2080. See more »

Goofs

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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Not too bad at all....
5 May 2004 | by jay_cartonSee all my reviews

..... in fact, a lot better than expected. I watched both trailers before the movie to see if it looked any good, and it did. It looked stunning, just a bit empty. On watching it, i found it to be very accomplished, it put most Hollywood films to shame. In saying that, though, there really aren't any US equivalents to this. Yeah, it borrows from plenty of other movies, but none of them would be so daring or have such a sombre tone. This is quite bleak and nasty stuff. Highly recommended, just don't expect a happy ending or any humour. If great, Blade Runner-style visuals are your thing, you'll find plenty to enjoy. Four out of five.


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