Heaven: To the Land of Happiness is a festive and pastoral road movie in which two men – “Inmate 203” (Choi Min-sik), who escaped from jail, and “Nam-sik” (Park Hae-il), who coincidentally joins 203’s trip – get their hands on a large amount of money by chance and embark on a journey together, dreaming of a luxurious ending to their lives. The harmony created from Im Sang-soo’s outstanding directorial power and excellent acting by Choi Min-sik and Park Hae-il ultimately turns the film into an inquiry about happiness that is warm and beautiful like no other.
This film, which was selected for the Official Selection of the 2020 Cannes Film Festival, is the newest feature presented by Im Sang-soo, six years after Intimate Enemies (2015), as well as the fourth film by Im to receive an invitation to the Cannes Film Festival.
DIRECTOR: IM SANG-SOO
WRITER: IM SANG-SOO
PRODUCER: KIM WON-KUK
CAST: CHOI MIN-SIK, PARK HAE-IL, CHO HAN-CHEUL, LIM SUNG-JAE, YOUN YUH-JUNG