NYAF’s Cyborg She aka Boku no Kanojo wa Saibogu
Okay so the weekend has been pretty packed, this was the last 2009 New York Asian Film Festival movie I went with my sister to watch. The festival ended on July 12 – so I saw this on July 11.
Prior to the movie, what made me go see it was because Koide Keisuke, who I have not seen since Rookies the dorama. I didn’t realized until after the movie that Ayase Haruka was also in the movie. I am currently watching her in Mr. Brain, so let’s just say what a surprise. Her features are pretty different from Mr. Brain, or it is the hair? I believe though, because she acts as a cyborg might have me not recognizing her.
This is a pretty good movie, it is similar to all the other cyborg movies I have seen – pretty sad with the premises and possibilities. Not sad as a romantic picture though. This movie is the first Japanese film by Korean director Kwak Jae-Young who also directed 2001’s Korean romantic movie My Sassy Girl. That movie I didn’t particularly care for at all.
Cyborg She is about Jiro, a college student who spends his birthday alone, until one night he meets a girl, and this girl disappears to reappear a year later – completely different from the previous year. He finds out that she is a cyborg sent to rescue him, and from there – their relationship grows, and this movie expands. This movie does have time paradoxes like Back to the Future, and as reviews said, pays some homage to Terminator.
Those familiar to Japanese entertainment (doramas and movies) should note that Takenaka Naoto, Kohinata Fumiyo, and Hiromasa Taguchi also made cameos. Well those cameos were memorable for me, although the antics of Jiro’s friend is funny and annoying at the same time.
Here’s a trailer to the movie: