Movie: Doomsday Book
Revised romanization: Inlyumyeolmangbogoseo
Director: Kim Jee-Woon (“Creation of Heaven”), Yim Pil-Sung (“Brave New World” & “Happy Birthday”)
Writer: Kim Jee-Woon, Yim Pil-Sung, Yang Jong-Kyu, Park Sung-Hwan
Producer: Kang Young-Mo, Kim Jung-Hwa, Choi Hyun-Mok
Cinematographer: Kim Ji-Yong, Ha Sung-Min, Jo Sang-Yoon
Release Date: April 11, 2012
Runtime: 113 min.
Genre: Sci-Fi / Omnibus / Award Winning
Production Company: ZIO Entertainment
Country: South Korea
Brave New World (“Mutjin Sinsegye”) – Researcher Yoon Seok-Woo (Ryoo Seung-Bum) stays at home alone after his family leaves on a overseas trip. Seok-Woo then goes on a blind date. He meets a beautiful woman (Koh Joon-Hee). Seok-Woo then attempts to seduce the beautiful woman and finally gets a moment to kiss the beautiful woman, but a bunch of high school students disrupts their intimate moment. Seok-Woo kicks out the high school students with superhuman strength. Since then, his body starts to change. The streets are now filled with zombies, the media looks for a mysterious virus and the city of Seoul seems doomed …
Creation of Heaven (“Chunsangui Pijomul”) – In the future, when robots have become replacements for human labor, guide robot RU-4 works at a Buddhist temple. The robot achieves enlightenment and begins to preach sermons at the temple. UR, the company that manufactured the company, considers the robot a threat to human beings, and decides to disassemble RU-4. A robot repairman named Park Do-Won (Kim Kang-Woo) and Bodhisattva Hye-Joo (Kim Gyu-Ri) then try to save the robot from its imminent demise.
Happy Birthday – Elementary school student Park Min-Seo (Jin Ji-Hee) breaks an 8-ball which belongs to her billiard obsessed father. Min-Seo connects to a mysterious sit and orders a replacement 8-ball. 2 years later, a meteor resembling a massive 8-ball heads toward planet Earth. With the possibility that the meteor will destroy planet Earth, Min-Seo’s family heads to an underground bunker built by her uncle (Song Sae-Byeok). 7 years later, Min-Seo (Bae Doo-Na) leaves the bunker, possessed by a bright light …