Castaway on the Moon

Synopsis: After failing to kill himself by jumping off a bridge, the man is washed up on a deserted island in the middle of the river, but within view of the city's high-rises. He attempts to escape, but soon accepts his fate and the challenges in living on the island. A reclusive young woman, who takes close-up shots of the moon and has not left her apartment in years, spies him on the island and comes to think of him as her own alien.
Genre: Drama, Romance
Director(s): Hae-jun Lee
  5 wins & 5 nominations.
116 min

Your principle loan

was $75,000.


But after unpaid payments

plus interests...

You owe a total of $210,308.

I see.

Do you understand?


Anything else, sir?

No. You made me

all the more sure now.

Thank you.

Thanks for calling.

Happy Cash Private Loans.

Good day.

Kim's Island


Can't even die.

The 63 Building.

That'd kill me for sure.

What the!

What is this?

What's with this place?

It' island.

A ship!


Over here!

Over here!


Over here!

Help me!

No! Not that!

Help! I'm stuck!

No! Don't go! Stop!

Stop! Please!

Come back, here!

What am I a castaway?

Yes! It's working!

It's on!

Not the battery!


- Yes.

Sorry to trouble you

when you're busy...

But...ah...I'm kind of stuck

on a deserted island.

Say again?

- A deserted island.

- A deserted island?

Yes, that's right.

What deserted island?

Well, this island is...

I'm not sure

how you can get here.

It's the one on Han River.

-Han River?

- Yes, that's right.

- A deserted island?

- Yes, on Han River.

- Get out.

- Hello? Hello?


Oh, no! The battery!

Su-jung. That's it!

Pick up! Please!


- Hi, Su-jung.

-We agreed not to call each other.

I know hon.

But I'm stuck in a rut here.

Don't call me hon.

I'm so over you. Bye.

Su-jung! Don't hang up!


Su-jung? Is that you?

Su-jung! Su-jung?

Good afternoon.

This is SK Telecom.

Mr. KIM Sung-geun I presume?

Yes, but I'm a little busy now.


But we have a special offer

for our prime customers

like you.

Our new calling plan will...

It's urgent.

Please call 911 for me?

I'm stuck on a deserted island.

- A deserted island, sir?

- Yes, that is correct!

Well, with our offer you can be

anywhere and make calls for only...

Wait! This is no joke!

I'm really stuck on an island!

The one on Han River!

I can see the 63 Building

from here!

And the National Assembly building!

I'm serious, here!

I'm running out of battery!

So call 911 !

Help me!

I can do it.

I can make it.

I can do this!

It's okay.

I can do this!

I can do this...

I can do this...


Stop floundering!

That's why you're sinking!

Tread water with your arms.

Everyone else can do it!

Why can't you?

Tread water like the other boys!

Like this!

Aren't you a little old

for this job?

You only scored 700 for the TOEIC?

Why'd you quit your old job?

The company...


It went bankrupt!

I'm sorry!


I know, I'm mean.

But hon...

Being mean or incapable,

you know what's worse?

I can't do this.

We're through.



Fast and easy loans like shopping.

Fast and easy loans like shopping.

Don't lose hope.

Fast and easy loans.

Happy & Cash.


Getting out of here

won't change anything.

Attention citizens.

This is the

Civil Defense Corps....

Civil Defense training.

Maybe I should

kill myself after.

Salvia flowers.

I haven't tried it

in a hundred years.

So sweet.

So sweet...I could cry.

I guess I can die

any time later.

It's not so bad.

It's delicious!

The water's great!

Who cares if I die eating this?

That wouldn't be so bad.

Everything's A-okay.

Life suddenly got easier.

Come on.

Come on!

Just a bit more!

It's working! Yes!

Damn it.

They're all lies.

So boring.

Social Security Card

KIM Sung-geun

Are you happy?

A delinquent credit card.

Also delinquent.

This one, too.

And this...

A gold delinquent card.

Can't you hear me!


Can't you see me!


Call this delinquent, huh!

This ain't delinquent!

I'm living fine without

those damn cards!

After 7 years of saving up

for a house...

I finally got my own place.

The duck nestles me.

I am an ugly duckling...

that became a slug

rather than a swan.

Just an ugly duckling...

Almost there!

Just a bit further!

I need some protein, guys.


Freeze. Don't move.

It'll be over quick and harmless.

How can you all be so selfish!

Shut up bird!

Damn bird!

I'm eating it.

I can do this.

Kentucky Fried Chicken,

'Finger-lickin' good'.

Thanks for droppin' in.

Damn, that's hot.

Hot! Hot!

Birds taste better than fish.

Perhaps evolution is the process

of becoming tastier.

So bored.

Nothing else like it.

The perfect boredom.

'Blue bear' went shopping


Chanel pumps.

Save as

I bought 'em at the mall.

Aren't they pretty?

There's no need to go

outside my room.

With a few clicks,

everything can be mine, easily.

It doesn't matter

if it's real or not.

The replies on my site

decide that.

Age, looks, jobs...

Anything's possible.

Are you awake?

Do you need anything?



I'll be a little late, today.

Make sure you eat, okay?

Though I haven't been out

of my room in 3 years...

I keep strict rules here.

First, I get up

after Dad leaves at 8 a.m.

- Bye, dear.

- I'll be home late.

I get ready, then go outside.

I put on 3000 steps

on the pedometer before 9 a.m.

I go to work at 9.

I clean.

I wait to go to the bathroom

till mom leaves at 12!

I put on 6,000 steps to digest.

After some fresh air...

Ah...fresh air.

I plan a new life again

and work at self-improvement.

After finishing off at work,

I pursue my hobby.

Taking pictures of the moon.

I take pictures of the moon...

cuz there's no one there.

When there's no one,

you can't feel lonely.

Then I put on the last 1000

on my pedometer.

It's not for health reasons.

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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