I’m a Cyborg But That’s Ok

I’m a Cyborg but that’s Ok – 2006

by Park Chan-Wook


Youn-Goon is working in a factory when the radio tells her she is a cyborg, thus unable to eat human food, and she must recharge herself like a machine. Suddenly she cuts her wrists and put wires in them.. and she is then brought to a mental institution for attempted suicide. Inside the insitution she meets an adorable handful of weird people, like the guy who is so polite he has to walk backwards not to offend you, the woman who thinks she can fly with knit socks, and the gorgeous Il-Soon, who wears odd masks and claims be to be able to steal everything, including people’s skills and personalities. Il-Soon finds himself rather taken with the bizarrely endearing Young-goon, and sets out to save her from her self-imposed starvation…

I’m a cyborg but that’s ok is usually categorized as romantic comedy, but if you look deeply you will find some of good old Park Chan-Wook‘s distinctive style traits: Young-goon is ultimately moved by vengeance, since her role as a cyborg is to revenge her grandmother, who was taken away by doctors and locked in a mental insitution.

Either way, this movie is adorable and weird and more adorable.

the perfect way to start my Zombie Cupcakes Valentine’s week!



Park Chan Wook gathers together A Tale of Two Sister‘s star Im Su-jeong and korean popstar Rain to take us into a very surreal and bright world full of weird people that are almost impossible not to fall in love with. Personally i have a crush on the girl who can “sing yodel but only look at the world thru a small hand mirror”.

Who is your favorite and why?



4 Responses to “I’m a Cyborg But That’s Ok”

  1. this film is amazing!!!! One of the best love stories ever! One I like a lot too is “Dolls”

  2. another one that is REALLY COOL and have a great love story too, is Survive Style 5+ ( http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0430651/ )

  3. i actually LOVE Dolls, it’s one of my favorite movies in general, i was trying to stick with korea on this blog and leave japan aside for now.. but definitely that one is amazing

  4. ive never heard of survive style before but i just looked it up and it sounds so interesting! thanx so much for the suggestion i will definitely watch it now!

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