I'm a Cyborg, but That's OK

From acclaimed director Park Chan-wook (Oldboy, Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance) comes a playful, macabre tale of an existentially insecure young woman and a kleptomaniac terrified of disappearing into a dot. Young-goon is a troubled girl who, after a traumatic separation from her grandmother, believes herself to be a cyborg. Committed to a mental institution, she is determined to gain enough strength to reunite with her grandmother-and mercilessly kill anyone who stands in her way. Enter Il-soon (pop icon Rain), a sensitive but unstable kleptomaniac with a penchant for stealing people's characteristics. Told through alternating realities, the film creates a zany, bouncy world where patients share in overlapping delusions. As in his previous films, Park focuses here on characters scarred by guilt and fear. Unlike his other films, however, Cyborg keeps their acts of rage to an imagined realm, to ultimately reveal their deeper humanity and critique the institutions at fault.

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