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Noh Hee-kyung adapts beloved drama for the big screen

Seo Young-hee (Queen Seon-deok, Dal-ja’s Spring) has just been cast in the upcoming film by acclaimed screenwriter Noh Hee-kyung (above, right), an adaptation of her beloved 1996 drama, The Most Beautiful Goodbye in the World, about a family’s loss, inspired by her own.

Noh Hee-kyung (Red Candy, The World They Live In, Goodbye Solo) is one of the most highly regarded writers today in the drama world, and if you’ve seen her work, you’ll recognize her trademark cerebral yet incisive look at the human heart, mapped out in a myriad of characters and circumstances, but always piercing and earnest. The Most Beautiful Goodbye in the World is a heartfelt personal tale inspired by the death of her mother, who passed away from cancer. While it isn’t a strict autobiographical story, it’s a fictional rendition of her loss, and her most personal piece of work.

The original four-episode drama special aired in 1996, starring Na Moon-hee (above) as the fifty-something mother who finds out that she’s dying of cancer. Dad is a doctor who can do nothing to stop his wife from dying, and the kids must face letting her go. The drama released a wave of tears in Korea, launching Noh Hee-kyung into her now prolific career as a star writer. The screenplay was adapted for the theater, then this year she turned it into a novel, and now it will be adapted as a film. I think the only version left untouched is radio play. Perhaps someone should get on that.

Bae Jong-ok (The World They Live In, Kim Suro) will be playing Mom, while Kim Gab-soo (Sungkyukwan Scandal, Joseon X-Files, Cinderella’s Sister …and every drama ever) will be playing Dad. Love him.

Director Min Gyu-dong (Antique Bakery) will be at the helm. Looks like a stellar lineup, not that I’d expect anything less for this project.

Via Star News

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LOL, I guess this will be the second time Bae Jong-ok and Kim Gab-soo are playing a couple (first time being The World in which they live)

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I loved both chracters in The World in which they live but I have praises for the famale lead. I admire her acting skills.

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LOVE!

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LOL

I love Kim Gab-soo, there's something about his eyes, hee...

And love The world they live in, too

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i think his eyes look sort of hazel. it's mesmerizing!

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Yeah, I've noticed that! Are they naturally that color?

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Glad someone else brought up his hazel eyes. LOL
Now I just wonder if he has a twenty something son, who inherited them ...

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That would be great huh? A younger version of him...lol

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M&M!! Love him. <3

I know a number of people who are going to be very happy this. :)

And now I kind of want to hunt down the original, 'cause I've never heard of it before and it sounds heart-wrenching.

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Now I know his name...Kim Gab-soo......I just refer to him as Cinderella's father or Minister Lee.

His eyes is so mesmerizing...and his acting is awesome. A few actors can age that gracefully...

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OMG! Does Kim Gab Soo ever rest???

Anyway, love him in every role! He just totally makes a mark in every role that he's played! So, it's not really a wonder why he's such an in demand actor.

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true that man really is a chameleon..gets me with every kind of character

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"Does Kim Gab Soo ever rest???"

My guess is that KGS has a nice place right in the studio and comes downstairs whenever a director needs him.

One of the truly great actors, this man.

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i think he's the one actor i've seen the most this year but has to yet yo tire me and most likely never will tire me

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I really love the dad guy! I can never remember his name but I always call him appa dude!hehehe he really is like the dad in almost most of the recent drama's I ve watched.

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lol... other than radio play, they can do the anime or manga versions.

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The writer, the cast~wow. The only movie I've seen from the director is Antique Bakery which was ok. This sounds like a must watch for me.

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Omo! Kim Gab-soo and Bae Jong-ok playing a couple again? And yet again in something penned by the un-coy Noh Hee-kyung? Rawr!

Anyone heard any news about NHK's upcoming drama? All I heard is that Han Ji-min's in it, and I kinda adore her (Just imagine they cast So Ji-sub in it as her love interest *swoon*, yeah, 'imagine'!).

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wow thiw iw amazing!!!...bae jong ok and kim gab soo were such a sweeth couple in the world that they live in...so i cant wait to see how this turns out

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YES YES YES!!! :D

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lol i remember them together in the world they live in. great actors

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does anyone else think TOP is like a younger version of Kim Gab Soo???

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Seo Young-hee was Seon-deok's mum?! Wow she looks so young here.

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