September 5, 2003 (2003-09-05)
Jae-rim Han (screenplay), Byung-chun Min
Natural city trailer
Natural City (Hangul: 내츄럴 시티) is a 2003 South Korean science fiction film about a colony world that integrates robots, androids and cyborgs amongst the population.
Two cops, R and Noma, hunt down renegade cyborgs. The cyborgs serve a number of duties, ranging from military commandos to "dolls", engineered for companionship. They have a limited 3-year lifespan, although black market technology has been developed to transfer a cyborg's artificial intelligence into the brain of a human host.
This breakthrough compels R into finding Cyon, an orphaned prostitute, who may serve as the host for the mind of his doll Ria. He has fallen deeply in love with his doll and she has only a few days left to live.
Eventually, R must make a decision between leaving the colony with Ria to spend her last days with him on a paradise-like planet or save his friends when a renegade combat cyborg takes over the police headquarters.
The film received mixed to positive reviews. Rotten Tomatoes gave at the film 67% positive reviews.
Natural city 2003 penultimate fight scene
ReferencesNatural City Wikipedia
Natural City IMDb Natural City themoviedb.org