South Korea, 2014, 81 min, Dir. Chang Hyung-yun, Animation, Suitable for ages 10 and up
A wholly original, exuberantly outrageous, sci-fi comedy/love story unlike anything before it! An orbiting, out-of-commission female satellite picks up a lovelorn pop song on its radio antenna and descends to Earth to try to discover who could be the source of such heartfelt emotions. On the way, it is transformed into the titular Satellite Girl, complete with Astroboy - like rocket shoes and weapon-firing limbs, while the balladeer in question — a loser twenty-something playing at an open mic in a coffee shop — meets the fate that befalls all broken-hearted lovers: he is turned into a farm animal (albeit one who can walk around in a poorly-fitting human suit). There is more: a wizard in the form of a roll of toilet paper, an all-consuming incinerator monster, a pig witch. But as crazy as this sounds, it all comes together into a heartfelt and wildly entertaining commentary on the possibility for human connection in the crazy, mixed up, semi-random, postmodern world we live in.
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