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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

In 2011, CJ Entertainment announced an American remake, with Mark Waters attached as director and Michael Goldbach as screenwriter. See more »

Quotes

Female Kim: Hope.
Female Kim: I haven't heard that in 100 years.
Female Kim: I'm tasting the giant hope the man sent me.
Female Kim: It is truly the taste of hope.
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Referenced in Kultursofaen (2011) See more »

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Simply Amazing
16 February 2013 | by nelsonttsangSee all my reviews

This movie leaves me amazed at the beauty of simplicity. The film probably doesn't have a huge budget and doesn't use a lot of actors, but this doesn't mean it's not a good movie, in fact, it is the opposite, by being small and simple, makes it not only one of the best Korean movie, but one of the best movie in the world. The cast is simply brilliant, both the male and female lead expresses every ounce of emotion so well that you 'commit' to the film in an entirely different way, you feel connected to these people and you care about what happens to them like you know them. Even the people who makes a short appearance like the mother and the delivery boy does their part so well it makes you want to find out what other movies they were in.

The entire film is so brilliantly put together with the writing, scripts and editing that in my opinion, it can make big Hollywood blockbuster look like a child produced it. It has what most movies lack nowadays and that is 'Heart', you can really tell that the person who directed and produced this film loves it like their only child.

To sum up, although it is one of the lesser known Korean film, everything in this film is in my opinion faultless and I genuinely hope more people watch it. It completely changed my perspective on what is loneliness, isolation and happiness.


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