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I just saw this weird Korean movie called Castaway on the Moon. At the start you see a man [Kim Seung-Keun] being told of how much debt he has to pay off, and on the phone he states that this is confirmation of his situation. Then the camera changes perspective and you realise he's standing on the edge of a bridge! He jumps but after all it's a failed suicide attempt. He eventually winds up marooned away from the hustle and bustle of the urban area on a small deserted island.
His life in the wilderness is pretty ****ed up. Sometimes he would endeavor in various ways to feed himself, and other times in his isolation he would go crazy at the people who to him were ignoring him, etc. There were a lot of scenes which amused me but in this first part when his character dominated, I couldn't connect to him and I felt my enthusiasm waning.
That is until the introduction of Kim Jung-Yeon who is a recluse. The scenes with her provide a strong contrast, her living inside her darkened room, lightened only by the glare of the monitor as she surfs the 'net. I could identify with her fragility and her appreciation of the Moon's beauty, and her thoughts of it - no one is on the Moon, so she is spared feelings of loneliness.
She likes taking photos of the Moon but one day when guiding her camera she happened to notice an engraving in the sand that Kim had left on the little island.
The exploration of a very unique relationship, you can say. Has some neat ideas but also uneven in places. Towards the end I felt emotional enough though to prove I cared about the characters.
Originally Posted by Chatbox Ana
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