Save the Green Planet (2004)



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

Save the Green Planet Videos & Photos

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
In Theaters:
On DVD: Sep 6, 2005
Koch Lorber Films - Official Site

Watch it now


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
Show More Cast

News & Interviews for Save the Green Planet

Friend Ratings

No Friends? Inconceivable! Log in to see what your friends have to say.


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

Arash Xak

Super Reviewer


Save the Green Planet is a film that refuses to be defined by a single genre and goes against what you may have come to expect from cinema. It's true originality packaged in comfortable surroundings. The story may sound like a comedy but this is hard hitting, thought provoking and at times, difficult to watch. The film keeps us guessing as to whether the aliens exist, it's all the ravings of a madman, or maybe a bit of both. It deals with human nature in a frank and unsettling way. We are given a protagonist that we gradually become more and more distant from. The comedy is very dark but not so much that it isolates the viewer. One scene has a character shoot at a swarm of bees in a sad attempt stop them from attacking. The film laughs at this action by showing a couple of bees fall to the ground dead. This one moment sums up one of the main points of postponing the inevitable. To say what the film is truly about is to give away the ending. A film that demands another watch.

Luke Baldock

Super Reviewer

Save the Green Planet Quotes

There are no approved quotes yet for this movie.

Discussion Forum

Discuss Save the Green Planet on our Movie forum!