Move to Heaven is an upcoming Netflix Original Series about Geu-ru (Tang Jun-sang), a young man with Asperger’s syndrome, and Sang-gu (Lee Je-hoon), who suddenly finds himself as Geu-ru’s guardian. The two work as “trauma cleaners,” a group of people clearing out the last possessions of the deceased and uncovering stories that are left behind. Geu-ru and Sang-gu join hands to help the final move of those who have passed away, and deliver their messages to loved ones.
Move to Heaven is an inspiring story based on a nonfiction essay Things Left Behind written by Kim Sae-byul who is also one of the first trauma cleaners in Korea. Director Kim Sung-ho and writer Yoon Ji-ryun team up to present diverse stories left behind of those who passed away, told from the honest and unbiased perspective of Geu-ru who has Asperger’s syndrome.
The show has received attention for its lineup of cast members who are known to bring sincerity and passion to their roles: Lee Je-hoon, Tang Jun-sang and Hong Seung-hee as well as Ji Jin-hee and Lee Jae-wook who make special appearances.
The released teaser trailer starts with Geu-ru and Sang-gu at a place of the deceased. “I am Han Geu-ru, a trauma cleaner. I’ll begin to help you with your final move.” With this declaration, the two go through one by one the cherished possessions of the deceased. As the space of someone who no longer exists slowly gets emptied out of the traces of a life lived, the yellow box of Move to Heaven gets carefully filled up. Geu-ru and Sang-gu deliver the last stories from the people who have passed away that are left behind, offering with the final words of farewell much comfort and empathy.
Move to Heaven, the inspiring story that will warm viewers’ hearts, will be released on May 14th, only on Netflix.