Japanese film Cyborg She may sound like an oddball sci-fi flick, but in fact it is more like a combination of the concepts in Stephen Spielberg's AI and typical Korean romance. Jirou (Keisuke Koide) is a lazy young man who always skips class, and spends his birthday by himself at the same restaurant every year. But on his 20th birthday, things change. He meets a charming girl who joins him for dinner, then mysteriously disappears. Jirou gets back to his boring life, but the girl reappears unexpectedly, claiming she is a robot made by Jirou's future self. She says she has travelled from the future to protect him from a disastrous fate. Haruka Ayase, who plays the robot, is stunningly convincing as the silicon-coated android, managing to appear human, but betraying her robotic behaviour in subtle, unexpected and humorous ways. Ayase's hard work gained her Best Actress from the Nikkan Sports Film Award last year. Led by Korean director Kwak Jae-young, Cyborg She is at times a typical Korean movie - boy meets girl, boy wonders if he likes girl, you wonder if it will end well. It's impossible to describe any more of the plot without giving away the clever twists. But it's a highly recommended watch - it's one of the most creative works of the year, with a totally unexpected ending. If you liked My Sassy Girl, you just can't miss this.