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Character stills from Most Beautiful Goodbye

Screenwriter Noh Hee-kyung‘s (Red Candy, The World They Live In, Goodbye Solo) first project, and her most personal story, The Most Beautiful Goodbye in the World, is being re-adapted for the big screen, and has rounded out its cast. Character stills have been released for the members of the family who will each have to face the biggest loss of their lives, as Mom gets diagnosed with cancer.

Bae Jong-ok (Kim Suro, The World They Live In, pictured below) will be leading the cast as Mom, the center of the family who learns that she is dying. Kim Gab-soo (Joseon X-Files, Sungkyunkwan Scandal) will be playing Dad, who begins the story an indifferent husband and stern father. Kim Ji-young (The Samshin Grandma from My Girlfriend Is a Gumiho, also from every drama ever) will be playing Kim Gab-soo’s mother, who is suffering from dementia.

Ryu Duk-hwan (The People of Waterflower Village, Five Siblings, pictured above) and Park Ha-sun (Dong Yi, That Fool, just below) play son and daughter. Park Ha-sun’s role is the real-life equivalent to Noh Hee-kyung herself in the story, as it is based on losing her mother to cancer, though the project itself is fictional.

Yoo Joon-sang (Keeping Up With a Kangnam Mom, bottom right) will play Mom’s younger brother, who is a heedless type who gambles away all his money and lives carelessly, while Seo Young-hee (Queen Seon-deok, Dalja’s Spring, bottom left) plays his wife, a simple and determined woman.

Noh Hee-kyung, who originally wrote the project as a four-episode drama special in 1996, and then re-adapted it into a novel, said, “I was surprised that it’s being adapted as a film so well. I’m anxious for the debut of this film, which has met with the best actors.”

Directing is Antique Bakery‘s Min Gyu-dong. The Most Beautiful Goodbye in the World plans to complete filming by the end of the month for a release in the first half of the year.

Via Sports Chosun

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This movie sounds painfully depressing. I am only interested because of Bae Jong Ok and Kim Gab Soo.

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Kim Gab-soo!!:D

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this reply should be canon for everytime Kim Gab Soo is mentioned doing ..ANYTHING.
he deserves it.
:P

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hehehe

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Can't think when I've ever really looked forward to and really dreaded seeing a movie so much, both at the same time. But mostly looking forward to!

Noh Hee Kyung = me watching, always, and Kim Gab Soo and Bae Jong Ok make it even more irresistible.

Thanks GF!

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couldnt have put it any better...i so want to watch it because its Noh Hee Kyung... .but i can already picture my swollen eyes and tear stained face after its over

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Can't! Wait!

The book's been collecting dust on my shelf. Really want to read it, but I know I'll be blubbering mess once I do. :(

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"The Most Beautiful Farewell in the World" is one of my all-time favorite dramas, and I'm so excited that it's being adapted as a movie. And I couldn't have asked for a better cast! (although Bae Jong Ok still looks a little too young to play the mom's role). Either way, can't wait!!

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You have the drama, "The Most Beautiful Farewell in the World"? It is 1996 drama, am I right? I do agree with you that bae jong ok looked to young to play the role! It was 7 years difference, but she did a wonderful job of it!!

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I've become a fan of Kim Gab Soo's acting since Cinderella Sister and also because I'm a sucker for emotional, realistic stories like this - I will be watching this when it comes out, even if it will probably make me cry a river.

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What is with the pinwheels? Do they mean anything? When I see them, I'm reminded of the (hilariously awesome) Korean Drama parody from Mad TV:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CMvk0KqS8aQ

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You already know it's tragic when BJO gets *that* hairline.

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Ryu Duk-hwan. Wow. I haven't seen him around. I've only seen him in the movie "A day with my son" starring opposite Cha Seong Won (who was the reason I watched it anyway). But that movie was very touching and of course a tear jerker as well...I haven't seen the shows he associated with above...but good to see him still active. He was quite good in the movie that I've always wondered what happened to him...

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Kim Gab-soo rocks :D

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Love Park Ha Sun...

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It's NHK...so of course I'm on board....just reading her essays about her mom brought tears to my eyes. But this means I need to watch the drama sooner than later...

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Tremendous piece!!

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How can I watch this film?

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