Last Present

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Last Present
Last Present Poster.jpg
Hangul
Hanja
Revised Romanization Seonmul
McCune–Reischauer Sŏnmul
Directed by Oh Ki-hwan
Produced by Kim Mi-hee
Kim Sang-jin
Kang Woo-suk
Written by Park Jung-woo
Starring Lee Young-ae
Lee Jung-jae
Music by Jo Seong-woo
Cinematography Lee Suck-hyun
Edited by Lee Hyun-mee
Distributed by Cinema Service
Release date
  • 24 March 2001 (2001-03-24)
Running time
113 minutes
Country South Korea
Language Korean

Last Present (Hangul선물; RRSeonmul; lit. "Present" or "Gift") is a 2001 South Korean film. Directed by Oh Ki-hwan, it tells the tale of Yong-ki (Lee Jung-jae), a struggling comedian who continues to see parallels between his disintegrating relationship with his wife, Jung-yeon (Lee Young-ae), and the characters he's playing on the stage.[1]

Plot[edit]

The film traces the romance, marriage and estrangement of a down-and-out comedian, Yong-ki (Lee Jung-jae) and his long-suffering wife, Jung-yeon (Lee Young-ae). Both of them defied his parents to get married but it seems his parent's fears that things will never work out are coming true. Yong-ki hides behind a facade of optimism even as he turns down boring job offers in the hopes that his comedic talent will be noticed on a famous talent show he's auditioning for. Meanwhile, Jung-yeon has to support them both as well as bear the pain of a miscarriage that Yong-ki is trying his best to forget. To make matters worse, Jung-yeon discovers that she's dying from a terminal disease and though Yong-ki suspects that something is wrong, she never tells him about her illness. Through the silent suffering and the estrangement, both husband and wife believe their marriage is over. But what they fail to notice until it is too late is that they still love each other deeply but both have been overcome by the trials life has thrown at them.

Cast[edit]

  • Lee Jung-jae as Jung Yong-ki
  • Lee Young-ae as Park Jung-yeon
  • Kwon Hae-hyo as Hak-soo
  • Lee Mu-hyeon as Hak-chul
  • Gong Hyung-jin as Chul-soo
  • Yun Jin-young as Jin-young
  • Sa Hyeon-jin as Hye-jung
  • Lee In-chul as Teacher Kwak Hyung-min
  • Lee Moon-sik as Young-man
  • Ku Hye-ryung as Ae-sook
  • Kim Sung-kyum sd Yong-ki's father
  • Park Seung-tae as Yong-ki's mother
  • Maeng Sang-hoon as PD Hwang
  • Chu Kwi-jung as PD Hwang's wife
  • Oh Seung-jun as young Yong-ki
  • Jang Mi-na as young Jung-yeon
  • Jung Hwa-young as young Ae-sook
  • Jang Heon-gwang as young Young-man
  • Kim Tae-hee as teenage Jung-yeon
  • Yu Min-jeong as teenage Ae-sook
  • Park Hwi-soon as Comedian
  • Kim Byung-man as Comedian
  • Kim Su-ro as Yoo-sik (cameo)
  • Hong Seok-cheon (cameo)
  • Kim Young-bae as Kwang-sik (cameo)
  • Gong Hyo-jin as Female MC (cameo)
  • Kim Sang-jin as Yoo-sik's manager (cameo)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kim, Hee-kyeong (13 March 2001). "Lee Young-Ae plays dying wife in The Gift". The Dong-a Ilbo. Retrieved 15 July 2015. 

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