Sung-geun is an untalented actor who makes a living playing minor roles.he happens to land on the role as Kim il-sung,the former leader of North Korea,for the rehearsal of the South-North korea summit.
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
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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