Tuesday, June 26, 2007
Saibogujiman kwenchana (Chan-wook Park, 2006) aka I'm a Cyborg, But That's OK
I'm a Cyborg, But That's OK (Chan-wook Park, 2006)
I'm a Cyborg, But That's OK is an imaginative romantic comedy about two mental patients trying to find a meaning for existence. Young-goon thinks she is a Cyborg who must avenge and rescue her grandmother who was taken away to a sanitarium as well. Il-sun is a young mischievous thief diagnosed as an anti-social schizophrenic who is unable to feel guilt or sympathy. We also are introduced to some supporting quirky patients along the way. As the film progresses, the two main characters go through their respective character arcs and predictabley discover that love is what makes life worth living. Predictability aside, the story is still more unique than most. The visuals were of course the finest attribute and it was a nice change of pace seeing Chan-wook Park direct a film of this nature; bringing his kinetic camera work, and eye catching mise en scéne to the table.