Film / Save the Green Planet!

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Save the Green Planet! is a Black Comedy/Science Fiction film directed by Jang Jun-hwan.

A mentally disturbed young man and his girlfriend kidnap a wealthy executive, convinced that the latter is really a top-ranking alien on a mission to destroy Earth. Chaos ensues.


This film contains examples of:

  • Bee Afraid: Byeong-gu throws honey on a police officer and releases several crates full of bees. Guess what happens.
  • Cold-Blooded Torture: Byeong-gu's modus operandi.
  • Downer Ending: Byeong-gu is shot dead by the police and the aliens view Earth as a failed experiment and end up blowing it up.
  • Earth-Shattering Kaboom: What happens at the end.
  • Freudian Excuse: Byeong-gu's father lost his arm in a coal mine, and was killed by his mother when he attacked her and Byeong-gu. Byeong-gu was also beaten in school by the students and the teachers. Eventually he snapped when his mother was put into a coma.
  • Human Alien: Byeong-gu thinks the executive is this.
  • Impaled Palm: The executive is nailed to a chair.
  • Mood Whiplash: The film goes from surreal comedy to horror in a second. This trailer should give you an idea of what to expect.
  • Photo Montage: There's one over the credits.
  • Traumatic Hair Cut: The executive's head is shaved early on as Byeong-gu believes that the aliens can communicate to each other with their hair.
  • Twist Ending: The executive was an alien prince all along.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: Lee Byeong-gu believes he's saving Earth. Turns out he condemns it, as the executive really was an alien, here to determine if Earth was salvageable; guess what his final verdict is.

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