To the Starry Island

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To the Starry Island
To the Starry Island.jpg
Poster for To the Starry Island (1993)
Revised Romanization Geu seomae gagosipda
McCune–Reischauer Kŭ sŏme kagosipta
Directed by Park Kwang-su[1]
Produced by Park Kwang-su
Written by Lee Chang-dong
Im Chul-woo
Park Kwang-su
Starring Ahn Sung-ki
Moon Sung-keun
Music by Song Hong-seop
Cinematography Yoo Young-gil
Edited by Kim Hyeon
Distributed by Park Kwang-su Film
Release dates
  • December 25, 1993 (1993-12-25)
Country South Korea
Language Korean

To the Starry Island (Hangul그 섬에 가고싶다; RRGeu seom-e gago sipta) is an award-winning 1993 South Korean film directed by Park Kwang-su.


According to his father's wishes, Moon Jae-Goo attempts to bury his father's body on the island on which he was born. Because of bitter memories of his father's political past during wartime, the villagers refuse to allow his burial. Kim Cheol, Moon's poet friend, attempts to persuade the villagers to change their minds while Moon recalls his past life on the island and his relationships with four local women.[2]