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Castaway on the Moon (2009)

Kimssi pyoryugi (original title)
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A failed suicide attempt leads a heartbroken man to live a life in the wilderness.

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Male Kim / Kim Seong-geun (as JaeYoung Jung)
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Female Kim / Kim Jung-yeon (as RyeWon Jung)
Yeong-seo Park
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Female Kim's Mom (as MiKyung Yang)
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Min-heui Hong ...
(as Min-hee Hong)
Gyo-hwan Koo
Jeong-won Lee
Sang-hun Lee ...
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Sang-il Lee
Kyeong-jin Min
Ri Min
Hak Seon
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After failing to kill himself by jumping off a bridge, the man is washed up on a deserted island in the middle of the river, but within view of the city's high-rises. He attempts to escape, but soon accepts his fate and the challenges in living on the island. A reclusive young woman, who takes close-up shots of the moon and has not left her apartment in years, spies him on the island and comes to think of him as her own alien. Written by Will Gilbert

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14 May 2009 (South Korea)  »

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Castaway on the Moon  »

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$5,000,000 (estimated)

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$3,725,352, 14 May 2009
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In 2011, CJ Entertainment announced an American remake, with Mark Waters attached as director and Michael Goldbach as screenwriter. See more »

Quotes

Male Kim: Birds taste better than fish.
Male Kim: Perhaps evolution is the process of becoming tastier.
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Referenced in Kultursofaen (2011) See more »

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Won no Oscars, but won my heart!
21 October 2012 | by See all my reviews

This film, although simple in premise is beautifully told, and superbly acted. Jae-Yeong Jeong has now become one of my favorite actors on the strength of this film. His range is incredible, and is deserved of an Oscar (Hollywood, take note). This film is incredibly easy to watch and entertaining. It will make you laugh out loud, and will also pull on those heartstrings. The comparisons to Tom Hank's Castaway is inevitable, but like other reviewers have said, it's way more than what Castaway had to offer. It's a real gem of a movie and is highly recommended.

Bravo to all involved making this movie!


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