I'm A Cyborg, the latest film from the Korean director Park Chan-wook, is a madcap fantasy, screwball romance. Young-goon is admitted to a mental institution, believing herself a cyborg, she charges herself with a transistor radio. Il-soon a fellow inmate steals the other inmates' personality traits and believes he is fading and will one day turn into a dot. When Young-goon refuses to eat, Il-soon decides it's his job to get her on her feet again. This charming, tender and visually arresting film cements Park Chan-wook's reputation as one of the most gifted and playful filmmakers working today.
Pretty but lacking substance.
- I'm a Cyborg review by Shatner's Bassoon
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I'm a fan of Chan-wook Park, he's easily one the best and inventive new Korean directors around and 'OldBoy' was one of the best revenge films of all time. 'I'm a Cyborg' though is somewhat of a disappointment. Set in a mental institution it's a strange and quirky love story between a young woman who believes she's a cyborg and a young man who who thinks he can steal people's souls. From a visual point the film is beautiful to watch, though from a story point it's really lacking and the characters never really connect with you as the viewer.