(Original title: 僕の彼女はサイボーグ/Boku no kanojo ha cyborg)
120 min. / 2008 / Color
One day, an incredibly cute girl appeared before me, out of the blue. Then, a year later, I meet a girl who looks just like the one who left such a powerful impression on me, even though we only had a day together. That girl, still as pretty as ever, but seeming somehow blank, tells him her secret. She was a cyborg from the future. Is she the same person as the girl who left me back then? Full of questions, he decides to spend time with her. She is a bit rambunctious, and her unexpected actions get him into constant trouble, but feelings of affection begin to sprout within him for this girl who keeps him from danger. Those boring days before I met her have made a complete 180, and life with her is a joy. But, she is still a cyborg that feels nothing for me, even if I am slowly getting attached to her. That impassable barrier is too painful for my timid self to deal with, so I tell her we're breaking up. Then were the days without her. During that time, a huge earthquake strikes the city. In that instant, she comes to rescue me. In the middle of the crumbling metropolis, the girl I tried to throw away sacrifices herself to protect me. When I see the smile of this girl, who is always by my side, it merges with the smile of that girl that I could only spend a day with. When her feelings born during that moment in the midst of the collapsing city intersect with the true feelings for her born within himself, an unexpected future awaits the two.
An acclaimed Korean director Kwak Jae Yong proudly presents his new original story with his new attempt. Not only in Korea, but also in Japan and throughout Asia, Kwak made his name famous with "My Sassy Girl" (2003) and "Windstruck" (2004). In recognition of the unique and touching story along with the success of "My Sassy Girl," the title is now transformed into a remake version in Hollywood.
His brand new film "Cyborg She" is his fresh departure in his biography with Japanese main casts and stuff. Following "My Sassy Girl," "The Classic" and "Windstruck" the story is Kwak's original creation, and Kwak, himself , especially selected the cast from a long list of candidates. One of the lead roles is Haruka Ayase, starring as an extraordinarily cute cyborg girlfriend, and the other is a young, rising star Keisuke Koide playing a timid but sweet boyfriend. Just like Kwak made two fresh casts, Jun Ji-hyun and Cha Tae-hyun as international stars with his film "My Sassy Girl" and "Windstruck," it is for sure that the he can develop personal appeal of Ayase and Koide's and make them into internationally acclaimed stars.
The film will be the most entertaining among all of Kwak's films. The time-space transcending cyborg heroine's intense action scenes, and her sacrificing herself to save the boyfriend during a sudden, massive earthquake in the city center will certainly invite talk from audience all over the world. The advanced CG work is also one of the most eye-opening elements of this film. Of course, Kwak's true specialties, a romance between a cute and intrepid heroine and a hero who loves and revolves around her, and a story that will move anyone to tears are present and that gives audience even more emotional moments than what they would expected. This Kwak's new film promises to include full of elements that captured everyone's heart and the new elements that rule their fantasies.