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Castaway on the Moon (김씨 표류기)

김씨 표류기 (Kim-ssi-pyo-ryoo-gi)

Directed by Lee Hae-joon (이해준)

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116min | Release date in South Korea :

A man named KIM jumps into the dark, quiet waters of the Han River. He wakes up and finds himself lying on strange ground, covered with sand. For a second, he thinks he is in heaven, but soon recognizes that he simply drifted to a nameless island in the river. In one of the riverside apartment buildings, there’s a girl who hasn’t ventured out of her room for years. With her dishevelled hair and in the same old clothes she’s worn for years, she looks just like a castaway. Then one day, she catches sight of a man living alone on an island through her binoculars. Day after day, his lonely but seemingly contented life triggers her curiosity and compels her to step out of her room after so many years. KIM’s extraordinary life becomes the inspiration for change in this girl’s lonely, detached life.


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Cinema Service (시네마서비스)
 Kang Woo-seok (강우석)
 Production department
 Kim Byeong-seo (김병서)
 Kim Hong-jib (김홍집)
 Nam Na-yeong (남나영)
116 min 35mm Cinemascope (2.35)
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Airing dates : 2009/05/14
South Korean Box Office
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As of 2009.07.05 : 728,273 admissions (total)
As of 2009.06.21 : 724,514 admissions (total)
As of 2009.06.14 : 722,695 admissions (total)
As of 2009.06.07 : 713,430 admissions (total)
As of 2009.05.31 : 672,508 admissions (total)
As of 2009.05.24 : 570,430 admissions (total)
As of 2009.05.17 : 320,583 admissions (total)
As of 2009.05.10 : 2,561 admissions (total)
As of 2009.05.03 : 1,432 admissions (total)

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