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Doomsday Book (2012) Movie Information

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Jee-woon Kim, Pil-Sung Yim


Doona Bae
Ji-hee Jin
Joon-ho Bong
John D. Kim
Kang-woo Kim
Jun-hee Ko





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A trilogy of films from acclaimed Korean directors Jee-woon Kim and Pil-Sung Yim - in the first story, a man's effort to recycle his garbage leads to a zombie epidemic; in the second story a robot gains enlightenment but the company who created him considers him a threat to all mankind; in the final segment a broken billiard ball coupled with a frantic online order leads directly to the end of the world. Humor, fear, religion, mortality, technology - and more, combine to form an epic sci-fi ensemble. -- Chris Kavan

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12/03/2012 (1 of 1 found this helpful)

Doomsday Has Never Looked Better

I had heard a little about this film before going in and having been a fan of Jee-woon Kim (director of the excellent Tale of Two Sisters and I Saw the Devil), I knew this would have something good to offer. Plus, other anthologies I've checked out (including Three Extremes) have turned out well, so I was willing to give this a shot too.

I was surprised at how deftly the films managed to mix in humor and drama - especially from Pil-Sung Yim who directs the opening segment (A Brave New World) and the closing segment (Happy Birthday). Jee-Woon Kim's middle segment takes a bit more serious tone and serves as an anchor for the trilogy - and also proves the most thought-provoking.

As we open, we find a young man left behind as his parents and sister go on vacation (as he's in the militar...

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