Closer to Heaven (film)
|Closer to Heaven|
|Hangul||내 사랑 내 곁에|
|Revised Romanization||Nae sarang nae gyeotae|
|McCune–Reischauer||Nae sarang nae kyŏt'e|
|Directed by||Park Jin-pyo|
|Produced by||Lee Eugene|
|Written by||Park Jin-pyo|
|Distributed by||CJ Entertainment|
|Running time||121 minutes|
Lee Ji-soo was a twice divorced funeral director who reunited with old friend Baek Jong-woo for funeral services for his mother. Jong-woo had suffered from Lou-Gehrig-Syndrome in which he battled as teenager ever since. Ji-soo, who had suffered two divorces, finds herself bonding with Jong-woo and they begin to fall in love with other. Later on they get married, however they went through several trials along the way.
Closer to Heaven was released in South Korean theaters on 24 September 2009 where it remained on top of the charts for 3 consecutive weeks. It is also the first melodrama to surpass the 2 million mark since Maundy Thursday aired in 2006. Moreover, despite the market's low economic situation, Closer to Heaven is the first movie that exceeded 2 million viewers among the movies that opened in September. In total, Closer to Heaven had received a total of 2,153,068 admissions in South Korean theatres becoming the 10th highest grossing film of 2009.
Awards and Nominations
2009 Grand Bell Awards
- Best Actor - Kim Myung-min
- Nomination - Best Supporting Actress - NAM Neung-Mi
2010 Baeksang Awards
- Best Actress - Ha Ji-won
- Kim, Lynn. ""Heaven" tops box office for third week". Asiae.com, 12 October 2009. Retrieved on 11 November 2009.
- ""‘내사랑 내곁에’, 전국 200만 관객 돌파". MK news, 19 October 2009. Retrieved on 11 November 2009.
- ""‘내사랑 내곁에’, 전국 200만 관객 돌파". MK news, 19 OCtober 2009. Retrieved on 11 November 2009.
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