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I’m a Cyborg, but That’s OK

A self-perceived combat cyborg girl admits herself to a mental hospital and meets fellow patients. She later develops romantic feelings for a man who believes he can extract souls.

I'm a Cyborg, but That's OK

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South Korea
107 minutes
1.85 : 1

About 'I’m a Cyborg, but That’s OK'

“I’m a Cyborg, But That’s OK” is a 2006 South Korean film dir­ected by Park Chan-wook. The film tells the story of Young-goon, a young woman who believes she is a cyborg and is admitted to a psy­chi­atric hos­pital.

The film is char­ac­ter­ised by its sur­real and ima­gin­ative ele­ments. The film’s mad ideas are primarily found in the ima­gin­a­tion of the main char­acter. Young-goon is con­vinced that she is a cyborg and has extraordinary abil­ities. She believes that she can recharge energy by picking up bat­teries and puts on a tooth­pick to con­duct elec­tri­city. These absurd ideas serve as an expres­sion of her mental dis­order.

A high­light of the film is the depic­tion of the psy­chi­atric hos­pital itself. The clinic is por­trayed as a col­ourful and fairytale world where the patients live with their indi­vidual delu­sions. The clinic envir­on­ment becomes the set­ting for the patients’ various absurd and ima­gin­ative ideas.

“I’m a Cyborg, But That’s OK” is a cap­tiv­ating film that offers a mix of comedy, romance and fantasy. It stands out for its unique visual design and cre­ative approach to the themes of mental ill­ness and iden­tity. The film’s zany ideas reflect the subtle line between reality and fantasy, inviting the viewer to look at the world through the eyes of the main char­acter.

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Park Il-sun: Psycho.
Cha Young-goon: I'm not a psy-cho. I'm a cy-borg.

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