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The Preparation (채비)

채비 (chae-bi)

Directed by Cho Young-jun (조영준)

Screenplay by


114min | Release date in South Korea :

A warm view of a mother who is diagnosed with terminal cancer prepares herself to leave her family and her son who is intellectually disabled.

The Preparation | Cast

  • Go Doo-shim (고두심)
    Go Doo-shim (고두심)
    Ae-soon (애순)
  • Kim Sung-kyun (김성균)
    Kim Sung-kyun (김성균)
    In-gyoo (인규)
  • Yoo Sun (유선)
    Yoo Sun (유선)
    Moon-kyeong (문경)
  • Park Chul-min (박철민)
    Park Chul-min (박철민)
    Subsection chief Park (박계장)
  • Kim Hee-jung-II (김희정)
    Kim Hee-jung-II (김희정)
    Jeong-ja (정자)
  • Kim Ha-yun-I (김하연)
    Kim Ha-yun-I (김하연)
    Mi-sol (미솔)
  • Kim Young-jae (김영재)
    Kim Young-jae (김영재)
    Priest Yoon (윤목사)
    Kim Jeong-hwan (김정환)
    Bakery social worker (빵집복지사)
    Kim Gye-seon (김계선)
    Ok-rye (옥례)
  • Anastasia Kim (김하민)
    Anastasia Kim (김하민)
    Butler Kwon (권집사)
  • Kwon Hyuk-joon (권혁준)
    Kwon Hyuk-joon (권혁준)
    Dong-geun (동근)
  • Hyun Bong-sik (현봉식)
    Hyun Bong-sik (현봉식)
    Eun-cheol (은철)
  • Yeon Joon (연준)
    Yeon Joon (연준)
    Seong-hwan (성환)
    Park So-yeon (박소연)
    Sae-byeol (새별)
    Jeong Joo-hee (정주희)
    Min-ji (민지)
    Seon-hwa (선화)
    School mother 1 (학부모1)
  • Park Sung-yeon (박성연)
    Park Sung-yeon (박성연)
    School parent 1 (학부형1)
  • Yoo Ji-yeon-I (유지연)
    Yoo Ji-yeon-I (유지연)
    School parent 2 (학부형2)
    Jeong Soo-yeon (정수연)
    School parent 3 (학부형3)
    Jang Moon-gyoo (장문규)
    National welfare worker (국립복지사)
    Jo Seung-yeon (조승연)
    Private welfare worker (사립복지사)
  • Shin Jung-yoon (신정윤)
    Shin Jung-yoon (신정윤)
    Male lover (연인남)
  • Jeong Seo-ha (정서하)
    Jeong Seo-ha (정서하)
    Female lover (연인녀)
    Kim Sang-il (김상일)
    Doctor (의사)
  • Yang So-min (양소민)
    Yang So-min (양소민)
    Young Ae-soon (젊은애순)
    Seong In-ja (성인자)
    Stationery store owner (문방구주인)
    Eom Ok-ran (엄옥란)
    Newsstand owner (가판대주인)
    Park Jong-hee (박종희)
    Baker (빵집주인)
    Park Hye-yeong (박혜영)
    Counter employee (창구직원)
    Park Jae-han (박재한)
    Constable (순경)
    Ahn Tae-yeong (안태영)
    Young In-gyoo (어린인규)
    Kim Chae-rin (김채린)
    Young Moon-kyeong (어린문경)
    Kim Joon-seong (김준성)
    High school student 1 (고딩1)
    Han Ji-ho (한지호)
    High school student (고딩2)
    Han Ji-ho (한지호)
    High school student 2 (고딩2)
    Kim Ho-joong (김호중)
    High school student 3 (고딩3)
    Byeon Se-yeong (변세영)
    Bakery steppingstone female social worker (디딤돌제과점 여성복지사)
    Oh Yeong-mi (오영미)
    Borough office [gu office] female social worker (구청 여성복지사)
    Park Soo-yong (박수용)
    Big man (덩치남자)
    Yang Tae-yeol (양태열)
    Delivery motorcycle man (배달오토바이남)
    Hong Seon-kyeong (홍선경)
    Drunk woman (취객여성)
    Choi Hyeon-joo (최현주)
    Nurse (간호사)
    Kim Soo-jin (김수진)
    Bakery steppingstone female customer (디딤돌제과점 여성손님)
    Choi Doo-roop (최두룹)
    Funeral director (장례지도사)
  • Hwang Bok-soon (황복순)
    Hwang Bok-soon (황복순)
    Grandmother at the funeral (빈소안 할머니)
    Park Min-gwan (박민관)
    Son at the funeral (빈소안 아들)
    Oh Soo-yoon (오수윤)
    Daughter at the funeral (빈소안 딸)
    Park Jeon-gyoo (박전규)
    Grandson at the funeral (빈소안 손자)
    Kwon Yeong-min (권영민)
    Crying man at the funeral (빈소 우는남자)
    Kang Hae-hyang (강해향)
    Crying woman at the funeral (빈소 우는여자)
    Mo Jeong-min (모정민)
    Portrait of the deceased grandfather (영정사진 할아버지)
    Kim Geon-joong (김건중)
    In-gyoo's father (인규아버지)
    Song Gook-jin (송국진)
    One-man expedition leader (한마음원정대장)
    Jeong Si-hyeon (정시현)
    Min-i (민이)
    Jeong Yoon-woo (정윤우)
    Water gun child 1 (물총아이1)
    Yoon Ji-hwan (윤지환)
    Water gun child 2 (물총아이2)
    Han Chae-yoon (한채윤)
    Water gun child 3 (물총아이3)
    No Yeong-min (노영민)
    Stationery store child (문방구아이)
    Jo Yool (조율)
    Playground child 1 (놀이터아이1)
    Kim Do-kyeong (김도경)
    Playground child 2 (놀이터아이2)
    Kim Do-yoon (김도윤)
    Playground child 3 (놀이터아이3)
    Park Ji-yoon (박지윤)
    Kindergarten child's mom (유치원아이 엄마)
    Lee Tae-gyoo (이태규)
    Photographer (사진사)
    Ma Hyeon (마현)
    Ambulance worker 1 (구급대원1)
    Kim Nam-eon (김남언)
    Ambulance worker 2 (구급대원2)
    Park Se-joon (박세준)
    Truck driver - Cameo (트럭운전기사)
    Park So-jeong (박소정)
    School mother 2 - Cameo (학부모2)
  • Shin Se-kyung (신세경)
    Shin Se-kyung (신세경)
    Kyeong-ran - Special appearance (경란)
  • Lee Suk-joon (이석준)
    Lee Suk-joon (이석준)
    Moon-kyeong's lover - Special appearance (문경애인)
    Eom Hong-gil (엄홍길)
    Mountaineer - Special appearance (산악인)
  • Jung Hyung-suk-I (정형석)
    Jung Hyung-suk-I (정형석)
    Documentary voice actor - Special appearance (다큐멘터리 성우)

The Preparation | HanCinema Reviews

  • [HanCinema's Film Review] "The Preparation"

    Can mentally challenged adults survive on their own? Elderly mother Ae-soon (played by Go Doo-shim), rather understandably, is skeptical of the prospect. She has had to take care of In-gyoo (played by Kim Sung-kyun) her whole life, and he never appears to have advanced beyond the mentality of a spoiled child. In "The Preparation" Ae-soon is forced, through the plot device of her own mortality, to confront the possibility that she's wrong. Really it's more of a hope, considering how awful the alternatives are,...More

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Airing dates : 2017/11/09
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As of 2017.12.17 : 175 153 admissions (total)
As of 2017.12.10 : 171 643 admissions (total)
As of 2017.12.03 : 165 441 admissions (total)
As of 2017.11.26 : 156 825 admissions (total)
As of 2017.11.19 : 130 509 admissions (total)
As of 2017.11.12 : 74 772 admissions (total)

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