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Doomsday Book (2012)

In-lyu-myeol-mang-bo-go-seo (original title)
Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy | 11 April 2012 (South Korea)
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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. The Chapter 2, The Heavenly Creature, a ... See full summary »

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Pil-sung Yim (as Pil-Sung Yim), Jee-woon Kim (as Kim Jee-woon)

Writers:

Jee-woon Kim (as Kim Jee-woon), Pil-sung Yim (as Pil-Sung Yim)
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Credited cast:
Doona Bae ... Min-seo (Older)
Joon Ho Bong ... Lee Joon-ho
Ji-hee Jin ... Min-seo
Yun-hie Jo 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 Jun-hee Ko ... Kim Yoo-min
Seung-Joon Lee Seung-Joon Lee ... Min-Seo's father (as Seung-joon Lee)
Dong-seok Ma ... High school zombie
Hae-il Park ... In-Myung
Seung-bum Ryoo ... Suk-woo (as Seung-beom Ryu)
Sae-byeok Song ... Min-Seo's uncle (as Sae-Byeok Song)
Young-chang Song ... Co. President Kang
Se-ah Yun Se-ah Yun ... Min-Seo's mother
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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. The Chapter 2, The Heavenly Creature, a robot reaches enlightenment on its own while working at a temple. Its creators regard this phenomenon as a threat to mankind and decide to terminate the robot. The Last Chapter- Happy Birthday, a little girl logs into a strange website and puts in an order for a new pool ball for her billiards-obsessed father. Soon an unidentified meteor heads toward Earth and all human beings flee to underground bomb shelters. Written by M LINE

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The end is just another beginning.


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Release Date:

11 April 2012 (South Korea) See more »

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Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$517,717
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A Sci-Fi in Three Uneven Segments
18 May 2016 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

"In-lyu-myeol-mang-bo-go-seo", a.k.a. "Doomsday Book", is a South Korean science-fiction film divided in three uneven segments:

1) "A Brave New World": the research scientist Yoon Seok-woo stays alone at home while his parents travel for a holiday with his sister. He is in charge of cleaning their apartment and he dumps all the garbage, including a rotten apple, in a disposal recycling system. This apple becomes animal food and soon the cow meet contaminates the population of Seoul that becomes zombies.

This segment is the best one with a funny story and beautiful, but nasty cinematography.

2) "The Heavenly Creature": the technician Park Do-wan is summoned to repair the robot In-Myung in a monastery since the robot claims that he is Buddhist and has reached enlightenment. Park is not capable to fix the robot and the company's president decides to decommission the robot.

This segment is boring and annoying despite the great cinematography and special effects.

3) "Happy Birthday": a girls damages an 8 ball and she buys another one in the computer of her father. Then she throws the ball through the window in order her father does not find it. A couple of years later, an asteroid will collide on Earth and her family seeks protection in an underground shelter.

This segment has also a great cinematography but the story is senseless.

My vote is four.

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