I'm a Cyborg, But That's OK

I'm a Cyborg, But That's OK (2006)

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Yeong Goon works at manufacturing plant assembling radios. She also has a secret - which is Yeong Goon believes she is a cyborg. One day, while working at the factory, she decides to re-charge herself by slashing her wrist and implanting electrical wires into her arm. Her action gets Yeong Goon a ticket into New World, a mental hospital full of bizarre characters.
At New World, Yeong Goon spends her time listening read moreto the radio, talking with vending machines, and licking the terminals of 9 volt batteries. She soon encounters a guy named Il Sun just as eccentric as her. Formerly an electrician, Il Sun is a thief of souls in the mental hospital. He believes that he has the power to steal the characteristics of other people. Yeong Goon and Il Sun soon form a strong bond as their odd personalities complements each other perfectly.

  • Native title:

    싸이보그지만 괜찮아
  • Also Known as:

    Ssaibogeujiman Gwaenchanha

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Dec 22, 2011
  • Overall 8.0
  • Story 8.0
  • Acting/Cast 9.0
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  • Rewatch Value 4.0
Do you like Quirky? Do you like Indie films? Do you really like Rain? Because if you do, you'll probably like this movie. This movie is so delightfully strange and weird. As I was watching I think I might have had a "Huh?" expression affixed to my face but now that it's over when I remember certain scenes I start laughing.

Set in a mental institution, this movie doesn't hold back on read more the crazy. The cast of characters is so delightfully nuts. Don't get me wrong, I don't take insanity lightly. There is always a sad undercurrent to insanity because the reality is the reason behind a person's mental breakdown. Those reasons usually being a horrible event or events from one's past or the unfortunate breakdown of the intricate workings of the mind or a chemical imbalance in the human brain. I have a close connection with someone with Schizophrenia and I can't imagine the struggle, the fight, the torture that goes on inside their own mind.

But this movie isn't really about the reality or the clinical aspect of mental illness. It's about the characters and their point of view of the world, how they cope and survive. Off kilter is an understatement. But at the same time it can be delightful. Especially the fantastical sequences that literally put you in the mind of the characters. You get to see what they think and feel; usually through their particular idiosyncracy. The one thing I took away from this movie was the Will to Survive.

Also I loved the way the two leads came together in their own crazy way. The way they sought out ways to accept each other. They weren't portrayed as stupid. They simply saw the world in a different way than you or I. I loved the way Il Soon protected Young Goon and made an effort to learn how she thought so he could keep her safe. He may have been crazy but so wise within that context. I loved that.

I am recommending this movie but really for those who have a great capacity for whimsy. Who may like a little weird with a side of fantasy and looking to watch something very different.
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Mar 27, 2013
  • Overall 9.0
  • Story 9.0
  • Acting/Cast 9.0
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  • Rewatch Value 8.0
this was just a weird and captivating movie. just from the beginning you are like wot is going on. every crazy goon has their own weirdness. one walks backwards, one eats alot, one is obsessessed, one steals emotions and one is a cyborg. i mean all this crazys in one spot. i love rain generally but in this show i loved the cyborg most. the two were the best but this girl read more is talented. i also loved her in a tale of two sisters she's awsome. and to think that shes 32 two years older than rain is incredible. she looks young. rain did a great job being a loon himself he cared for her and wanted to help her eat. the door scene on her back was so creative. the kiss scene gave me chills i had to replay only coz its rain. anyways this movie is weird, crazy and confusing but ul get hooked.
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Both are set in a mental hospital and have a wide range of characters. Shoot My Heart is about bromance while I'm a Cyborg, But That's Ok has romance. Still they are both movies about healing and helping each other.
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Both movies are weird but you can't take your eyes of it.
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    Maya May 21, 2017

    Did anybody ever figure out the point if her existence? I want to know...

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    lostinparadise Mar 21, 2017

    Just weird, not interesting at all

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    Kiara Jan 14, 2017

    I'm not sure what I just watched so I don't even know how to properly rate this. It just felt like a lot of random things were happening. Lol it was so weird.

    For people who care, there is a very proper kiss in this movie.

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    mei-255 Nov 24, 2016

    Now I finally understand why this movie is described as weird xD It was weird and amazing and Rain was so cute in his role :D

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    HuangLong Sep 30, 2016

    Indeed an excellent Korean film - if only all cyborgs were as cute as Im Su Jeong or indeed Number Eight from Battlestar Galactica!

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    iamsarah Jun 11, 2016

    This was weird but interesting

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    holldoll32 Jan 7, 2016

    Im Su Jeongs acting in this was very impressive!

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    NesrineTao Oct 13, 2015 - edited

    i think this movie is really weird :o however Rain is there so i had to give it a try

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      Lily2PM Dec 29, 2015 - edited

      It's the weirdest funniest Korean movie I've seen.
      Don't take it seriously and you'll enjoy its silliness to the fullest ^^

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      HuangLong Oct 7, 2016

      If you liked this, I highly recommend The Good, The Bad, The Weird - another fine example of silly and enjoyable Korean cinema!

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    NastaranFar Jun 14, 2015 - edited

    Where can I watch this???????

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    Izaya Nov 2, 2014 - edited

    This movie is amazing and it made me laugh my organs out!!!!

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    Adjacent Aug 27, 2014 - edited

    Though it may not be everyone's cup of tea, I found it original and definitely relatable. I loved it

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    Mikhal May 24, 2014

    I think that the purpose of this movie is to make the viewers as crazy as the people who are in that mental hospital.. never seen a weirder film than that!

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    Woerr Dec 25, 2013

    This show was really wierd, but I totally loved it:))

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    Lily2PM Nov 24, 2013

    "Transfer!" my friend and I will never use this word the same again XD
    This movie is beyond funny, dorkable, quirky, cute you name it.
    You want a carefree movie, watch it.

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    blueaoichan Oct 16, 2013

    well I don't really understand the movie but I get some parts and I think it's really great. Could some tell me what happened in the end ? ><


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    South Korea
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  • Release Date:

    Dec 7, 2006
  • Duration:

    1 hr. 45 min.


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