Save the Green Planet (2004)

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Critic Consensus: A funny and wildly inventive hybrid of various genres, Save the Green Planet! is definitely a unique viewing experience.


Movie Info

The genre-bending black comedy sci-fi thriller Save the Green Planet! marks the feature debut of writer/director Jang Jun-hwan. Shin Ha-kyun of Joint Security Area stars as Byun-gu, an eccentric beekeeper who, with the help of his tightrope walker girlfriend, Sooni (Hwang Jeong-min), kidnaps a powerful and successful businessman, Man-sik (Baek Yun-shik). Byun-gu believes that Man-sik is an alien from the planet Andromeda, one of many hiding among us and plotting to destroy the Earth in a few … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Horror, Art House & International, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Comedy
Directed By: , , ,
Written By: Jun-hwan Jeong, Jang Joon-Hwang, Jang Joon-hwan, Jang Jun-Hwan
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On DVD: Sep 6, 2005
Runtime:
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Cast


as Lee Byeong-Gu

as Kang Man-Shik

as Detective Chu

as Detective Kim

as Detective Lee

as Tae Shik

as Detective Seo

as Detective Jang

as Byeong-Gu's Mother

as Old Byeong-Gu's Fath...

as Sooni's Father
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Critic Reviews for Save the Green Planet

All Critics (39) | Top Critics (15)

Punk graphics and a snaking camera add zest to the story, which is alternately heartbreaking, suspenseful, and darkly funny.

Full Review… | June 6, 2007
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

The film oscillates between wild humour, suspense, horror and pathos, sometimes all in one shot. It's quite something.

Full Review… | February 9, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

Save The Green Planet has a free-ranging mood, mixing tragedy and comedy irregularly, but Jeong's film is equally free with genre, and entertains its audience openly before pouring on the astringent.

Full Review… | September 26, 2005
AV Club
Top Critic

Like any roller-coaster ride, it may make you queasy, but you'll never be bored.

Full Review… | August 5, 2005
Seattle Times
Top Critic

Demented yet somehow humane, Save The Green Planet is a visually ingenious hybrid melding horror, black comedy, revenge thriller and science fiction into an unpredictable, cohesive whole.

Full Review… | July 22, 2005
Toronto Star
Top Critic

Entertaining, visually inventive and truly out-there.

Full Review… | July 22, 2005
Globe and Mail
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Save the Green Planet

Bizarrely impressive, Save The Green Planet! is an obtrusive South Korean hybrid of ridiculous mystery, grotesque suspense, odd romance, eccentric science fiction, and dark humor that follows the dangerous obsession of a man with the extraterrestrial. Save The Green Planet! may be corrupt, but the inventive original idea is preposterously remarkable that frankly created a new genre, which Save The Green Planet! selfishly occupy. Organized chaos.

Jan Marc Macababayao
Jan Marc Macababayao

Super Reviewer

What a delight, A multi-genre film that successfully twists your emotions & thoughts, Not just some random images and actually an Impressive & thought-provoking experience

arashxak
Arash Xak

Super Reviewer

Bonkers as anything and sometimes a little hard to follow, but overall brilliantly bizarre.

SirPant
Anthony Lawrie

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