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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.

Director:

Chan-wook Park

Writers:

Seo-kyeong Jeong (as Seo-gyeong Jeong), Chan-wook Park
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Cast

Credited cast:
Soo-jung Lim ... Cha Young-goon
Rain ... Park Il-sun
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Seong-hun Cheon Seong-hun Cheon ... Hwang Kyu-Seok
Hee-jin Choi Hee-jin Choi ... Choi Seul-gi
Joo-hee Eun Joo-hee Eun ... Son Eun-Young
Yoo-rang Joo Yoo-rang Joo ... Radio announcer
Park Jun-Myun Park Jun-Myun ... Wang Kop-Dan
Byeong-ok Kim ... Judge
Jung-yong Lee Jung-yong Lee ... Young-Goon's uncle
Yong-nyeo Lee ... Young-goon's mother
Dal-su Oh ... Shin Duk-cheon
Byeong-eun Park Byeong-eun Park ... Kim Jun-Beop
Ho-jeong Yu ... Il-sun's mother
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Storyline

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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Country:

South Korea

Language:

Korean

Release Date:

7 December 2006 (South Korea) See more »

Also Known As:

I'm a Cyborg, But That's OK See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Joy Fund,Moho Film See more »
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Technical Specs

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

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

Quotes

[last lines]
Park Il-sun: More than our socks are wet.
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Namsan nightmares
28 January 2008 | by richard_sleboeSee all my reviews

Like all good movies, "I'm a Cyborg" is more than the sum of its plot points. So don't be put off by the synopsis. Normally, the minute I'm hearing "modern fairy tale", "touching love story", or "poetic images", I'll turn tail and run. But when I found out this is by the guy who made "Old Boy", I knew it had to be different. And it is. Think "Angels of the Universe" meets "Twelve Monkeys", packed with visual thrills. The opening sequence is one of the biggest kicks of its kind.Wheels are spinning are gears are grinding in pale translucent green, vaguely reminiscent of x-ray images. It turns out we are observing a Cyborg's inner life, cleverly interwoven with the opening scenes of the actual feature. Before we really understand how Cha (cover girl Su-Jeong Lim) ended up on the funny farm, the camera is gliding downstairs in an impossible dolly shot, smoothly passing through closed doors, down to the asylum's mysterious sub-basement with its candy-colored pipework. In the course of the movie's 105 minutes, Chan-Wook Park takes us from Seoul to the Swiss alps and back again. I say, forget Bollywood. South Korea is the new Hollywood.


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