His Last Gift

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Not to be confused with the 2001 South Korean film, Last Present.
His Last Gift
His Last Gift film poster.jpg
Hangul
Hanja 마지막
Revised Romanization Majimak Seonmul
McCune–Reischauer Majimak Sŏnmul
Directed by Kim Yeong-joon
Produced by Jeong Tae-won
Jo Seon-mook
Kim Jong-hyeon
Written by Bom Ee-hwan
Kim Tae-kwan
Kim Seon-mi
Starring Shin Hyun-joon
Heo Joon-ho
Cinematography Lee Sung-je
Edited by Nam Na-yeong
Distributed by Showbox
Release date(s)
  • 5 February 2008 (2008-02-05)
Running time 105 minutes
Country South Korea
Language Korean
Box office $1,857,015[1]

His Last Gift (Hangul: 마지막 선물; RR: Majimak Seonmul; also known as Last Present) is a 2008 South Korean film.

Plot[edit]

Tae-ju, a murderer serving a life sentence in prison, is given a temporary release to save the life of a seriously ill young girl, Se-hee, who suffers from Wilson's disease and desperately needs a liver transplant. Se-hee is the daughter of Yeong-woo, and old friend of Tae-ju's who is now a police officer. Upon discovering that Se-hee's now deceased mother was his ex-girlfriend, Tae-ju realises that he is in fact her biological father, and does everything he can to try and save her life.

Cast[edit]

  • Shin Hyun-joon ... Kang Tae-joo
  • Heo Joon-ho ... Jo Yeong-woo
  • Jo Soo-min ... Jo Se-hee
  • Kwon Oh-joong ... Dong-hyeon
  • Kim Sang-ho ... Yong-tae
  • Jo Won-hee ... Cheol-goo
  • Bang Hyeob ... Kang Tae-joo
  • Choi Seong-ho ... Jo Yeong-woo
  • Park Min-ji ... Min Hye-yeong
  • Kim Hyeon-ah ... Ha-jin
  • Kim Ik-tae ... Taxi driver
  • Jo Jin-woong ... Baek In-cheol
  • Lee Sang-hong ... Scamp
  • Park So-yeon
  • Ha Ji-won ... Hye-yeong (cameo)
  • Ki Joo-bong ... Class monitor (cameo)
  • Kim Myeong-gook ... Jo Yeong-woo's brother (cameo)

Release[edit]

Prior to the release of the film, actors Shin Hyun-joon and Heo Joon-ho staged a charity concert in Seoul, intended to reflect on the main themes of the film. The concert was held on 24 January 2008, at the Melon-X concert hall, and featured performances from K-pop artists Baek Ji-young and KCM, as well as actress Choi Ji-woo. Admission to the concert was free, with voluntary donations being made to the KBS TV charity program "Love Request".[2]

His Last Gift was released in South Korea on February 5, 2008,[3] and was ranked fifth at the box office on its opening weekend, grossing $983,555.[4] By 2 March it had grossed a total of $1,857,015,[1] and as of 10 February the total number of tickets sold was 228,120.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b South Korea Box Office February 29–March 2, 2008, Box Office Mojo. Retrieved on 7 April 2008.
  2. ^ Shin Hyeon-joon and Heo Joon-ho to Stage Charity Concert, HanCinema, 22 January 2008. Retrieved on 7 April 2008.
  3. ^ Box-Office Admission Results (2008), Koreanfilm.org. Retrieved on 7 April 2008.
  4. ^ South Korea Box Office February 8–10, 2008, Box Office Mojo. Retrieved on 7 April 2008.
  5. ^ Last Present, HanCinema. Retrieved on 7 April 2008.

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