I’m A Cyborg But That’s OK (Saibogujiman Kwenchana) Review

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


This Korean asylum romance from Park Chan-wook is gentler, if no less extreme, than the director’s ‘vengeance’ trilogy, and boasts amazing flights of fantasy.

Young-goon (Lim) believes she’s a cyborg and enters an asylum. She chats to vending machines, sometimes wearing her granny’s dentures, and imagines massacring the staff with her finger-guns, meanwhile being gently wooed by a lad (Rain) with an odd form of psychic kleptomania.

It rehashes business about crazy people being saner than the normals, but exercises a certain charm to go along with undeniable moviemaking nous.

It's mental but charming, so that's OK.