The Farewell, My Lovely by Kyung-Jin Shin is the ninth installment of the Seo Hee Ja Shin Series. It features the single father Seo Yoon and his teenage daughter Kim Soo-hye.
It is set in a fictional Japanese-Chinese relationship. It depicts how the daily lives of its main characters are different from the usual. The human beings in this film are trying to cope with their difficult life and make their own lives as normal as possible.
Seo is the main character. He is an ordinary guy who was chosen as the leader of the group. As the leader, he had to take on the responsibility of teaching the group's children about the basics of school and preparing for their future. He also has to continue to maintain harmony among the group.
Seo's wife, Marina, works as a secretary at a hospital. The children often call her to talk to her. She feels that she has no other way to respond to the kids. One day, she finds out that her daughter Seo-hye is dating some strange guy. This made Marina realize that they need to get back together with SEO.
After a misunderstanding with Seo-hye, Marina starts feeling jealous when she sees Kim-soo on a date with a new guy. She tries to get Kim-so to have the conversation with SEO, but to no avail. Seo asks his friend Jung-seong to come to their house to look after the children while he is on a job. The problem is, Jung-seong has his own family problems to deal with. The movie makes use of a time line and three acts.
Jung-seong's wife became infertile because of the condition of the infertility in her case. When Jung-seong tried to find a cure for her condition, he accidentally finds out about a UFO incident that had happened in 1969 and tries to tell it to the police who at the same time is questioning Kim-so about what he knows.
This makes Seo and Kim go to talk to their father to ask for advice. In the end, the children try to bring their mother back to them. Jung-seong reveals the truth about his past to Seo and Kim and it is eventually revealed that he is not really a heartless person.
The Farewell, My Lovely Movie is a sequel to the previous installment of the Seo Hee Ja Shin Series: The Farewell, My Kind of Girl. By the way, the Seo Hee Ja Shin is one of the most popular dramas in Korea so if you want to know more about the Seo Hee Ja Shin Series, make sure you watch The Farewell, My Lovely.