Movie Trailer: Kwak Jae-Young’s Cyborg Girl (She)

If you know the name Kwak Jae-Young, it’s probably from his 2001 mega hit “My Sassy Girl”, the romantic comedy that launched a thousand imitators in Asia, 99% of them in South Korea alone, as well as a Hollywood remake starring Elisha Cuthbert. Kwak Jae-Young’s latest is the sci-fi/romantic comedy “Cyborg She”, or “Cyborg Girl”, which, uh, well, see the trailer below for yourself.

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“One day, a beautiful cyborg girl appears in front of a dull university student. Even though the cyborg starts to like him, she can’t truly feel emotions, so the boy has no choice but to say goodbye to her inhuman power and ‘violence’. Missing her, he continues his lonely existence. Some time thereafter, a disastrous earthquake hits Tokyo, and the cyborg girl saves his life. In that moment, she starts to have feelings like a real human being.”

It starts out as another silly South Korean teen romantic comedy (but with, uh, Japanese characters and set in Japan), and turns into a major “event” film, complete with city-destroying earthquakes. Now that’s a major shift in tone! Check out the trailer for it below.

And the movie poster:

Kwak Jae-Young’s Cyborg Girl (She)



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  • http://www.hkflix.com/xq/asp/filmID.549239/qx/details.htm George

    Just watched the all-region DVD version of this movie I purchased at HKFLIX.com. Its the type of movie that could only be made in Japan. Starts out as a romantic comedy, then shifts into an action-drama. Overall, an entertaining film. The time line is a bit screwy, but you’ll get it once you watch the entire film.

  • http://www.hkflix.com/xq/asp/filmID.549239/qx/details.htm George

    Just watched the all-region DVD version of this movie I purchased at HKFLIX.com. Its the type of movie that could only be made in Japan. Starts out as a romantic comedy, then shifts into an action-drama. Overall, an entertaining film. The time line is a bit screwy, but you’ll get it once you watch the entire film.

  • Nukemarine

    One of those “pleasantly surprised” movies. The introduction from the beginning sets up not only the mood, but a slight mystery throughout the movie about the girl/cyborg. Ironically, the time travel was logically consistent which means it follows “Terminator” rules and not the “Back to the Future” fallacies. So when I spoil the movie and say the Cyborg does not fall in love with the bay, I have not spoiled it. I just added to the mystery.

    The movie shifts gears in being Odd Couple romance, Campus Comedy romance, Sci/Fi romance, Unrequited love, Disaster romance with a wrap of that can be said the end is the beginning is the end. I went in expecting screw-ball comedy and ended up with a love story up there with Groundhog’s Day and Nottinghill.

    One flaw, seeing that the time-travel was logically consistent, was that the cyborg is obviously a cyborg in the comedy bits. Sorry, once a girl’s eyes start projecting movies and doing head spins in front of your friends, there’s no ignoring that. Still, it made for a funny first half that helped carry through the slower drama pacing.

    ****SPOILER*****

    In case you’re wondering how the movie in consistent in time travel here it is: The future Jiro lied to his past self. The bullet never hit him, the girl was never hit by the truck, the soccer boys were never burned, the school girls were never killed. Future Jiro remembered the cyborg stopping those events and programmed her to stop them on her trip in the past, but to lie to past Jiro that they did happen. The past was never changed, it was all set-up for the cyborg to experience those events with Jiro. Here’s the path – New robot with no experience in 2070 sent back with appearance of Jiro’s wife to 2008, 2008 to 2009 has experiences Jiro and keeps memory. Memory is placed in rebuilt robot. The purpose for those experiences was to draw Jiro’s true love to him from the future.

    The “trip” to his hometown was an illusion brought about by the drugged manju she gives him in the bus. No time travel happened.

  • Nukemarine

    One of those “pleasantly surprised” movies. The introduction from the beginning sets up not only the mood, but a slight mystery throughout the movie about the girl/cyborg. Ironically, the time travel was logically consistent which means it follows “Terminator” rules and not the “Back to the Future” fallacies. So when I spoil the movie and say the Cyborg does not fall in love with the bay, I have not spoiled it. I just added to the mystery.

    The movie shifts gears in being Odd Couple romance, Campus Comedy romance, Sci/Fi romance, Unrequited love, Disaster romance with a wrap of that can be said the end is the beginning is the end. I went in expecting screw-ball comedy and ended up with a love story up there with Groundhog’s Day and Nottinghill.

    One flaw, seeing that the time-travel was logically consistent, was that the cyborg is obviously a cyborg in the comedy bits. Sorry, once a girl’s eyes start projecting movies and doing head spins in front of your friends, there’s no ignoring that. Still, it made for a funny first half that helped carry through the slower drama pacing.

    ****SPOILER*****

    In case you’re wondering how the movie in consistent in time travel here it is: The future Jiro lied to his past self. The bullet never hit him, the girl was never hit by the truck, the soccer boys were never burned, the school girls were never killed. Future Jiro remembered the cyborg stopping those events and programmed her to stop them on her trip in the past, but to lie to past Jiro that they did happen. The past was never changed, it was all set-up for the cyborg to experience those events with Jiro. Here’s the path – New robot with no experience in 2070 sent back with appearance of Jiro’s wife to 2008, 2008 to 2009 has experiences Jiro and keeps memory. Memory is placed in rebuilt robot. The purpose for those experiences was to draw Jiro’s true love to him from the future.

    The “trip” to his hometown was an illusion brought about by the drugged manju she gives him in the bus. No time travel happened.

  • zawgyilay

    I like this movie and the actress is so pretty.

  • zawgyilay

    I like this movie.The actress is so pretty.

  • aka89

    is the movie in you tube

  • aka89

    is the movie in you tube