Movie: Closer to Heaven
Revised romanization: Nae Sarang Nae Gyeote
Hangul: 내 사랑 내 곁에
Director: Park Jin-Pyo
Assistant Director: Guk Dong-Suk
Writer: Park Jin-Pyo, Guk Dong-Suk
Producer: Lee Eugene, Lee Tae-Hun
Cinematographer: Kim Tae-Kyung
Release Date: September 24, 2009
Runtime: 121 min.
Genre: Romance / Illness / Tearjerker
Production Company: Zip Cinema
Distributor: CJ Entertainment
Country: South Korea
“Closer to Heaven” tells the love story between Jong-Woo (Kim Myung-Min) and Ji-Soo (Ha Ji-Won). Although Jong-Woo suffers from Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (Lou Gehrig’s Disease), he is still a bright and cheerful person. Ji-Soo works as a co-ordinator in a funeral home. She deals with death everyday and doesn’t think twice about Jong-woo’s disease. The couple then falls in love.