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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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5 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »

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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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Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »

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Details

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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Color:

Color
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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

Male Kim: I feel like the most delicious thing at the top of the evolutionary chain.
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Connections

Referenced in Kultursofaen (2011) See more »

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Excellent cinema
13 December 2011 | by Agatha666See all my reviews

I really loved this film. I am not a huge fan of Korean cinema but after this one I may have to rethink this. This is a funny, moving, great film about two people who find each other. It has been such a long time since something really excited me as much as this film did. No need for a remake this is perfect just as it is. The cinematography is creative and stunning and the dialog is clever and endearing. It is really a story about how a person disintegrates and is reborn and inspires another lost soul to wake up and come out into the sunlight. Reminds me a bit of Wristcutters. Grab some black bean noodles, curl up on the sofa and enjoy.


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