Directors’ Showcase / UK premiere

I'm a Cyborg, but That's OK

  • Park Chan-wook /
  • South Korea /
  • 2006 /
  • 105 mins

Lim Soo-Jung, Jung Ji-Hoon, Choi Hee-Jin, Lee Young-Nyeo, Sohn Young-Soon, Lee Kyung-Eun, Joo Hee, Lee Young-Mi, Chung Sung-hoon, Kim Choon-Gi / Fiction / Korean

A madcap fantasy from the inimitable director of Lady Vengeance and Old Boy.

Young-goon (Lim Soo-jung) is a cyborg, and needs an electrical current to survive. It makes perfect sense to her, therefore, to cut open her wrist and plug herself into the mains; to eschew food in favour of licking batteries; and to only befriend other machines. The world at large seems to find her behaviour odd, however, and duly confines her to a mental hospital... There, she strikes up a touching bond with Il-sun (Jung Ji-hoon), who has an uncontrollable tendency to steal other people's souls. A musical romance unlike any other, with extraordinary visual ideas (hold on for the airborne Alpine yodeling sequence) and lovely performances from two of South Korea's most revered pop culture icons.

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