I’m a Cyborg, But That’s OK

  • The List
  • 16 August 2007

This article is from 2007

I’m a Cyborg, But That’s OK

Festival treat from Park Chan-wook

Firm Festival favourite Park Chan-wook, the South Korean filmmaker who served up the queasy perplexing delights of Old Boy and Lady Vengeance, returns with something very different. I’m a Cyborg, But That’s OK is a madcap romantic comedy set inside a psychiatric hospital. Patient Young-goon (Lim Soo-jung) believes she is a combat cyborg – but then everyone around her is psychotic in one way or another. When she falls for Il-sun (Jung Ji-hoon), a young man with a compulsion for stealing people’s souls, her fragile world takes on a new cadence. This is one of the highlights of the Festival’s Director’s Showcase.

Cameo, 623 8030, 19 Aug, 10pm & 22 Aug, 5.30pm, both £7.95 (£5.50).

I'm a Cyborg, but That's OK (Saibogujiman Kwenchana)

  • 4 stars
  • 2006
  • South Korea
  • 1h 47min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Park Chan-wook
  • Cast: Rain, Lim Su-jeong, Ji-hoon, Choi Hee-jin

Best known for the Quentin Tarantino-championed 'Oldboy', Park Chan-wook's unique take on the romantic comedy is set in an insane asylum. Cha Young-goon (Lim Soo-jung) is a young girl who thinks she's a cyborg. Fellow inmate Park Il-soon (Rain) falls for her innocent charm. Whimsical, charming and with moments of violence…

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