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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.

Director:

Hae-jun Lee

Writer:

Hae-jun Lee (screenplay)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Jae-yeong Jeong ... Male Kim / Kim Seong-geun (as JaeYoung Jung)
Ryeowon Jung ... Female Kim / Kim Jung-yeon (as RyeWon Jung)
Yeong-seo Park Yeong-seo Park
Mi-kyeong Yang ... Female Kim's Mom (as MiKyung Yang)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Min-heui Hong Min-heui Hong ... (as Min-hee Hong)
So-yeon Jang
Gyo-hwan Koo Gyo-hwan Koo
Jeong-won Lee Jeong-won Lee
Sang-Hun Lee Sang-Hun Lee ... (as Sang-hoon Lee)
Sang-il Lee Sang-il Lee
Kyeong-jin Min Kyeong-jin Min
Ri Min Ri Min
Hak Seon Hak Seon
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Storyline

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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Drama | Romance

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »

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Country:

South Korea

Language:

Korean | English

Release Date:

14 May 2009 (South Korea) See more »

Also Known As:

Castaway on the Moon See more »

Filming Locations:

Bamseom, Seoul, South Korea

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Box Office

Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$3,725,352, 14 May 2009
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Trivia

The time stopping of the city at a certain day of the year does not refer to the Warsaw uprising. Twice a year in Korea they practice evacuation drill for all citizens in preparation for an attack from North Korea. See more »

Quotes

Female Kim: I plan a new life again and work at self-improvement.
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Referenced in Kultursofaen (2011) See more »

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Excellent
8 November 2011 | by adnilramosSee all my reviews

As the minutes tick by the similarity to the Tom Hanks movie evaporate, leaving nothing.

If you insist on finding western movies of a similar title to compare it to, you'd find more parallels in Moon (2009).

It is quite unique: very satisfying. As weirdly nourishing as the dish featured in the story.

Just watch it. There isn't much to say without undermining the impact.

Unfortunately the guidelines on IMDb require me to say some more so I'll add that in a few key places I wish the sub-titling was more comprehensive. The acting, in particular the girl, was excellent. Leaves one with a certain "mood" that does not dissipate quickly after the movie finishes.


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