Castaway on the Moon ( Kimssi pyoryugi ) Movie Information

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Overall Rank: 3065

Average Rating: 3/4

# of Ratings: 9

Theatrical Release Date: 02/05/2010

Language: Korean

Genre: Comedy, Drama

MPAA Rating: NR

Director: Hey-jun Lee

Actors: Jae-yeong Jeong, Ryeowon Jung, Kyeong-jin Min, Yeong-seo Park, Gyo-hwan Koo, Sang-il Lee

Plot: Kim Seong-geun (Jae-yeong Jeong), despondent over being dumped by his girl, decides to end it all by jumping into the Han River, but instead wakes up on a tiny island in the middle of the waterway, now a castaway in the teeming heart of civilization. Part social commentary, part romantic adventure with hints of science fiction, Lee Hey-jun's film touches on topics ranging from economic disparity to the alienating nature of modern urban existence.

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Andulamb - wrote on 10/02/2020

The movie never explains (unless I missed it) why the woman is a recluse. We know she hasn't come out of her room In three years except to use the bathroom. And at some point we notice that her forehead is scarred, which we can guess might be the reason she went into hiding. But there's one really nice touch that I was slow to pick up on: the woman has long hair, and the last eight to ten inches of it is a lighter color than the rest. It finally dawned on me that before she became a recluse she had medium-length hair that was dyed or bleached, and then the "incident" occurred and she never cut or colored her hair again. This detail doesn't help us understand what happened to her, but it makes her that much more real. There are lot of small touches like this In the movie - probably more …

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