• Movie: I'm a Cyborg, But That's OK
  • Country: South Korea
  • Duration: 1 hr. 45 min.
  • Rating: 12+ - Teens 13 or older


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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 listeningto 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.

  • Country: South Korea
  • Type: Movie
  • Release Date: Dec 7, 2006
  • Duration: 1 hr. 45 min.
  • Score: 7.3 (scored by 2,723 users)
  • Ranked: #1942
  • Popularity: #534
  • Rating: 12+ - Teens 13 or older

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17 people found this review helpful
Dec 22, 2011
Overall 8.0
Story 8.0
Acting/Cast 9.0
Music 7.0
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 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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9 people found this review helpful
Mar 27, 2013
Overall 9.0
Story 9.0
Acting/Cast 9.0
Music 9.0
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 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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