FILM: Castaway on the Moon (2009, South Korea)
After failing to kill himself by jumping off a bridge, Mr. Lee 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. © Will Gilbert
Scene description by @Planet Chocke: "Mr. Lee finds an old wrapper of noodles with black bean sauce with just the sauce contents left behind. He begins to fantasize what noodles with black bean sauce tasted like as he remembers his past of rejecting this dish! His quest in his new life now is to find a way how to make fresh noodles to fulfill his dream of tasting this dish. Making pasta from plants ends in failure until his concoction of farming bird droppings will result in harvesting corn! The symbolism of finding a way to make fresh pasta on the island is akin to him finding his own soul & purpose in life."
BLACK BEAN NOODLES (Jajangmyeon in Korean)
Jajangmyeon (자장면; 짜장면) is a popular Korean dish, derived from the Chinese dish zhajiangmian. It consists of wheat noodles topped with a thick sauce made of a salty black soybean paste, diced meat and vegetables. With over 100 years of history, jajangmyeon is called one of the "national foods" of South Korea. Read more @wikipedia about Jajangmyeon