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Ssa-i-bo-geu-ji-man-gwen-chan-a (2006)

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A girl who thinks she is a combat cyborg checks into a mental hospital, where she encounters other psychotics. Eventually, she falls for a man who thinks he can steal people's souls.

Director:

Chan-wook Park

Writers:

Seo-kyeong Jeong (as Seo-gyeong Jeong), Chan-wook Park
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Cast

Credited cast:
Soo-jung Lim ... Cha Young-goon
Rain ... Park Il-sun
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Seong-hun Cheon Seong-hun Cheon ... Hwang Kyu-Seok
Hee-jin Choi Hee-jin Choi ... Choi Seul-gi
Joo-hee Eun Joo-hee Eun ... Son Eun-Young
Yoo-rang Joo Yoo-rang Joo ... Radio announcer
Park Jun-Myun Park Jun-Myun ... Wang Kop-Dan
Byeong-ok Kim ... Judge
Jung-yong Lee Jung-yong Lee ... Young-Goon's uncle
Yong-nyeo Lee ... Young-goon's mother
Dal-su Oh ... Shin Duk-cheon
Byeong-eun Park Byeong-eun Park ... Kim Jun-Beop
Ho-jeong Yu ... Il-sun's mother
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A young woman who believes she's a cyborg hears voices and harms herself while at work making radios. She's hospitalized in a mental institution where she eats nothing and talks to inanimate objects. She's Young-goon, granddaughter of a woman who thought she was a mouse (and whose dentures Young-goon wears) and a mother who's a butcher without much social grace. Young-goon comes to the attention of Il-sun, a ping-pong playing patient at the institution who makes it his goal to get her to eat. Will he succeed? Which way does sanity lie? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Country:

South Korea

Language:

Korean

Release Date:

7 December 2006 (South Korea) See more »

Also Known As:

I'm a Cyborg, But That's OK See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Joy Fund, Moho Film See more »
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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[last lines]
Park Il-sun: More than our socks are wet.
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A refreshing alternative romantic comedy
22 March 2007 | by Gordon-11See all my reviews

This film is an alternative comedy about the love between two psychiatric patients in a mental hospital.

The way the film opened was entertaining and clever. The psychotic factory girl almost killed herself under psychotic influence, against a background of cyborg looking factory workers who move in a coordinated and stereotyped way. There is really a contrast as to who is normal and who is abnormal.

The film contains a lot of absurd and yet convincing ways of how mental patients can be weird. In addition, the main characters' development are excellent. The reasons why they became psychotic were given convincingly. Despite all the absurdities, viewers get to feel for the characters.

It is an alternative romantic comedy. It does not strive to have perfect characters with the perfect life. It is down to earth and realistic. Viewing the world through a psychotic lens is definitely interesting.


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