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Castaway on the Moon (Kimssi pyoryugi) (2009)

Castaway on the Moon (Kimssi pyoryugi) (2009)





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This offbeat romantic drama from South Korea witnesses the intersection of two eccentric lives. Kim is a down-and-outer who makes a suicide bid by leaping into the dark, still currents of the Han River; in lieu of dying, however, he comes to and discovers that he is lying on a strange piece of ground, covered in sand. He briefly mistakes this environment for Heaven, then learns that he passed out and drifted to an island in the middle of the river. Meanwhile, in one of the apartments alongside the river, a woman named Kim suffers from intense chronic depression and agoraphobia so severe that it has confined her to a lonely room for years. With her messy, unkempt appearance and the same dirty clothing that she has worn forever, she resembles a castaway on a desert island. As the male Kim takes up residence on the island opposite female Kim's apartment, and experiences greater contentment and peace than he has ever known before, the female Kim catches a glimpse of him through her binoculars and feels so moved by his complacency and apparent happiness that she decides to leave her apartment for the first time in ages and connect with her new neighbor.
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Jeong Ryeo-wan
as Female Kim
Park Yeong-seo
as Steel bag
Koo Gyo-hwan
as Public Worker 1
Sang-il Lee
as Public Worker 2
Min Kyeong-Jin
as Apartment Security Guard
Jang Nam-yeol
as Bus Driver
Lee Jeong-won I
as Young Kim
Lee Sang-hoon II
as Kim's Dad
Hong Min-hee
as Kim's Mom
Kim Hee-chang
as Marine 1/Loan company worker
Seon Hak
as Marine 2
Ri Min
as Man on Motorcycle
Kook Ji-yeon
as Fantasy Woman
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Can't recommend this film highly enough. Funny, charming and wonderful in every way. Everyone should watch this.

Paul Wearmouth
Paul Wearmouth

Very offbeat. Very quirky, but sweet, and endearing. Very slow moving, so not recommended for anyone who likes fast paced films. A strange, but for some reason rather enjoyable film.

Cynthia S.
Cynthia S.

Super Reviewer

A botched suicide attempt leads to homeless horticulture and a long distance relationship with an agoraphobic voyeur. I'm serious. The man finds romance while living alone on an island inside a big plastic duck.

Randy Tippy
Randy Tippy

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