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Closer to Heaven (내 사랑 내 곁에)

내 사랑 내 곁에 (Nae Sa-rang Nae Gyeol-ae)

Directed by Park Jin-pyo (박진표)

Screenplay by

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121min | Release date in South Korea :

Formerly known as "My Love Beside Me"
Synopsis
Ji-soo, a funeral director, happens to oversee the funeral services of Jong-woo’s deceased mother. Being old friends, they are excited by the unexpected reunion, but the reality is more bitter than sweet. Jong-woo is suffering from the incurable Lou Gehrig’s disease, and Ji-soo has been through two painful divorces. Jong-woo lightheartedly asks Ji-soo to just marry him. Ji-soo is surprised by the offer, but it doesn’t seem like such a bad idea to her. She wants to start a new life with the love that is starting to grow inside her, while the fear of losing Jong-woo scares her as well. despite the disapproval of those around her, Ji-soo still goes through with the marriage to Jong-woo. As Jong-woo’s symptoms beginning to worsen with each passing day, Jong-woo gets easily irritable as he begins to lose control over more and more parts of his body. Even though he hurts Ji-soo’s feelings, all she wants is to stay with him and cure his disease.

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Staff
 Gook Dong-seok (국동석)
 Adaptation/Dramatization
 Choi Won-Sub (최원섭)
 Script
 Choi Jeong-yeol (최정열)
 Adaptation/Dramatization
 Choi Won-Sub (최원섭)
 Adaptation/Dramatization
 Gook Dong-seok (국동석)
 Assistant director
 Sim Bo-kyeong (심보경)
 Production department
 Lee Jeong-hwa (이정화)
 Storyboard
 Kim Joon-seok (김준석)
 Music department
 Park Yong-joon (박용준)
 Music department
Technics
121 min 35mm Cinemascope (2.35) Dolby SRD
Web site
www.humanstory2009.c...
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Airing dates : 2009/09/24
South Korean Box Office
Source : www.cine21.com & www.kobis.or.kr
As of 2009.11.08 : 2,146,279 admissions (total)
As of 2009.11.01 : 2,141,778 admissions (total)
As of 2009.10.25 : 2,120,057 admissions (total)
As of 2009.10.18 : 2,049,223 admissions (total)
As of 2009.10.11 : 1,877,932 admissions (total)
As of 2009.10.04 : 1,480,849 admissions (total)
As of 2009.09.27 : 656,093 admissions (total)

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