Castaway on the Moon (2009)

Castaway on the Moon (2009)

7.0

Movie

Korea, South Korea
English, Korean
Comedy, Drama, Romance
2009
HAE-JUN LEE, LEE HAE-JUN
Jae-yeong Jeong, Jae-young Jeong, Jang Nam-yeol
119 min

What it's about

Mr. Kim is jobless, lost in debt and has been dumped by his girlfriend. He decides to end it all by jumping into the Han River - only to find himself washed up on a small, mid-river island. He soon abandons thoughts of suicide or rescue and begins a new life as a castaway. His antics catch the attention of a young woman whose apartment overlooks the river. Her discovery changes both their lives.

The take

I didn't know anything about the movie before watching it (this was my husband's pick for 'one of us picks something that the other knows nothing about' night). It is Korean, sweet, funny, touching, unique, odd, poignant. I think the fact I knew nothing about the movie when I watched made it even more enjoyable so I hesitate to write more details in this review! Since watching it I have read that an American remake may be in the works, so I would recommend watching it before there is too much info out there about what is destined to be a less charming and successful version

Comments

Simple. Genuine. Poetic and original. This is now one of my favorite movies ever!

This was just the best movie I’ve ever seen in my entire life.

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