Be with You

Synopsis: Woo Jin takes care of his son Ji Ho alone after his wife Soo A passed away. Before she passed away, she promised she would be back on a rainy day one year later. One year later, Soo A appears again, but she does not remember anything.
132 min


Between Heaven and Earth

is a place called Cloudland.

People stay until they're forgotten

before going up to Heaven.

Mommy Penguin peeped down on Earth

through a hole

and she cried every day.

When the rainy season

started one year later...

she secretly hopped on

the Raindrop Train.

The train stopped at a small station.

Suddenly, she heard a baby's cry.

She ran over to find her baby penguin

in a yellow raincoat crying.

She held her baby penguin tight.

Suddenly, a miracle happened!

Mommy and her baby

always stayed together.

They played games.

Mommy taught her baby

how to fish, and they had fun together.

Soon, the rainy season

was almost over.

Raindrop Fairy from Cloudland came

and whispered to Mommy Penguin.

You must return

before the clouds roll away.

If you miss the last Raindrop train,

you can't go back to Cloudland.

Then you won't be able to watch

your baby through the clouds.

Mommy was sad, but she didn't cry.

Her baby smiled back at her too.

They hugged each other

and said goodbye with a smile.

Mommy Penguin returned to Cloudland

and watched her baby every day

but didn't cry anymore.

[To Ji Ho, from Mom]

She died way too young.

Can the boy's father take care of him?

We warned it'd be

dangerous to have a baby.

She was fine before giving birth.

That's right!

See you again, Mom.

[Be With You]

[1 year later, summer of 2006]

Ji Ho! Wake up!

It's time for school!


Did you sleep in her wardrobe again?

Let's have breakfast. Wake up!

It's sunny throughout

the country today.

It will be a high of 29C in Seoul.

Daegu will go up to a high of 30C.

It will be two to three degrees

hotter than yesterday.

The rainy season will begin this weekend.

Jeju Island will get heavy downpours.

The seasonal rain front

isn't moving northward...

Does the rainy season start with rain?

- Probably.

- Does it always rain?

It usually comes and goes.

You said it has to rain.

When the rainy season starts...

sometimes it rains

and sometimes it doesn't.

But it has to rain for the

rainy season to start.

What if it rains on Jeju Island?

Then the rainy season starts?

It's part of our country too.

Yes. Don't worry.

The rainy season will come.

Hurry up and eat.

- Are you excited, too?

- About what?

Mom will come when the

rainy season starts.

- Ji Ho...

- Yes?

Let's wait and see.

Eat up. You'll be late.

Don't worry. Mom will keep her promise.

It's in the book, too!

- Your medicine!

- Oh, right!

- See you later!

- Aren't you hot?

- It might rain.

- See you later.

After school...

I'll go to Uncle Hong Go.

- Pay attention in class.

- I will.

Go, Dad! You're late!

Here you are.

- It's been a while.

- Yes.

- Please come often.

- I will.

How about number 110?

Here you go.

Thanks for the coffee.





Your buttons...

Hyun Jung? Coffee.

I had some already.

Did you clean in the morning?

Yes, I cleaned everything.

Good job!

One, two, three, four!

One, two, three, four!

- Look at him!

- He's handsome!

What are you doing?

Hurry up!

Why are you afraid of

getting in the water?

Why work here if you're

so scared of water?

[Hong Gu Bakery]

Not again.

Why the long face?

What happened at school?


Tell me what's wrong.

Dad can't run, can he?

He can't.

Why can't he do so many things?

- Are you going through puberty?

- What's that?

Forget it.

Well, your dad is...

You know the lights that turn on

automatically when you pass by?

Yeah, there's one at our front door.

How does it turn on?

If I move under it.


Does it turn on

if people don't pass by it?

It does.

- It does?

- Yup.

It turns on if a fly or

the wind passes under it.

Why's the light like its owner?


if it goes on and off all

the time, what will happen?

It's broken.

- It's broken already?

- Yup.

If you're dad works hard all the

time, he'll break down too.

I guess.

So, he can't do everything.

That's why he can't run?

It's too hard.

What about driving?

What if he gets in an accident?

And movie theaters?

There's a lot to watch on TV.

But why ask about running?

I'm the class rep for the relay race.

Way to go, kid!

We have to run with our dads.

You've got me! Don't worry!

But your legs are short.

Ji Ho!

You got my legs all wrong!

Come here.


Touch right there.

- Feel that bone?

- Yes!

Most people's legs stop there.

Now, touch mine.

I can't feel it!

Know why you can't feel my leg bones?


My legs don't stop there!

My legs go up to here!

- Like what?

- Penguins!

Then do you think I'll be fast

with these long legs, or not?

- Totally fast!

- You got it!

Let's win!


Why do you look so happy?

Uncle Hong Go will run

in the relay race with me.

- The relay race?

- Yes!

We're supposed to run with our dads

but Uncle Hong Go says he's fast

because of his super long legs.

Really? That's great.

Bye, Uncle Hong Go! Go, Penguin!


Thanks, pal.

No problem.

One of my customers

is a really classy lady.

See ya.

Don't be shy, pal!

Blue Team wins!

Thanks for your help.

Don't worry. Have fun.

Thank you.

Hey, Jeong!

Come here.

We got many complaints.

Members say it's dark

and the light is flashing.

I'd change it, but I'm afraid of heights.

I can't even change my own light bulbs.

Could you hurry it up?

Your son must be waiting.

Isn't there a race every year?

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Takuji Ichikawa

Takuji Ichikawa (市川 拓司, Ichikawa Takuji, born 7 October 1962) is a Japanese novelist. Ichikawa's bestsellers include Ima ai ni yukimasu (いま、会いにゆきます, Be With You) (2003), Ren'ai shashin (Love's Photographs) (2003) and Sono Toki wa Kare ni Yoroshiku (Say Hello to Him When the Time Comes) (2004). His works are also adapted for Japanese films such as Be With You (2004), Heavenly Forest (2006), and Japanese TV series 14 Months (2003). The 2004 film Be With You became a box office hit, thrusting him into the limelight. A 2018 South Korean remake of the same film was also a box office hit in South Korea. more…

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