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(Boku no kanojo wa saibôgu)
- Japanese with English subtitles
Official Selection, Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival 2009
"An enjoyable sci-fi fantasy that will have audiences hooked from the start" — J. Maruyama, LOVEHKFILM.COM
Director: Kwak Jae-young
Screenplay: Kwak Jae-young
Cast: Haruka Ayase, Keisuke Koide
Producers: Mataichiro Yamamoto, Ji Young-joon
Jiro Kitamura, an introverted and moody young student, expects to spend his birthday the way he always does—alone, shopping for a gift for himself and then dining in solitude. But a chance meeting of eyes in the department store changes everything. An astoundingly pretty and vivacious young woman is flirting with him, and later in the restaurant, she rather suddenly deposits herself at his table. Jiro soon finds himself on a whirlwind ride of shoplifting and troublemaking with the irrepressible mystery girl—but then as fast as she arrived, she disappears.
One year later, Jiro is repeating his annual birthday ritual. A sudden burst of bizarre energy at an intersection reveals that Jiro’s dream girl has returned—and almost immediately, the scope of her physical prowess is demonstrated on a hapless trio of street thugs. Upon reconnecting, Jiro is beside himself with delight, but the true nature of this superpowered android babe from the future—and the ominous reasons for her presence in our time—will hardly be as delightful.
Call it a rom-com for guys who collect toy robots, or a sci-fi action flick for girly girls, but either way, CYBORG SHE is a charming, clever and often laugh-out-loud funny little movie which doesn’t short-change its audience in the realms of high-impact fight scenes, impressive special effects and mid-bending time-travel pretzel logic—watch for a subtle wink at the TERMINATOR series! It marks the third instalment in director Kwak’s trilogy, which began at home in Korea with the hit MY SASSY GIRL and continued with WINDSTRUCK. Their success in the Land of the Rising Sun led to CYBORG SHE’s production there, and where better than Japan, the global capital of adorable babe-shaped battle-bots and the nervous nerd-boys who love them?