Thursday, 19 December 2013

Movie Review: I'm a Cyborg, But That's OK

Directed by: Chan-wook Park (2006)

Pros: interesting characters, some humour

Cons: abrupt ending

Cha Young-goon (Su-jeong Lim) is convinced she's a cyborg in the way her grandmother was convinced she was a rat.  When Young-goon stops eating she's sent to a mental institution where she meets a unique group of people including Park Il-sun (Rain).  Il-sun is a thief with some remarkable abilities.

This is a strange film in that we're seeing things from Young-goon and Il-soon's points of view.  As both of them (and the other inmates around them) are unreliable narrators, it's sometimes hard to judge what's really happening.  There's a fair amount of humour, which was appreciated, as well as a sad storyline regarding Young-goon's grandmother.  There's also some stylized violence and hints of romance.

The ending was rather abrupt and didn't tie much up, but on the whole it was fun to watch.

You can watch the trailer here.

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