Tae-joo, a murderer serving a life sentence in prison, is given a temporary release to save the life of a seriously ill young girl, Se-hee, who suffers from Wilson's disease and desperately needs a liver transplant. Se-hee is the daughter of Yeong-woo, an old friend of Tae-joo's who is now a police officer. Upon discovering that Se-hee's now deceased mother was his ex-wife, Tae-joo realises that he is in fact her biological father, and does everything he can to try and save her life.
Shin Hyun-joon ... Kang Tae-joo
Heo Joon-ho ... Jo Yeong-woo
Jo Soo-min ... Jo Se-hee
Kwon Oh-joong ... Dong-hyeon
Kim Sang-ho ... Yong-tae
Jo Won-hee ... Cheol-goo
Bang Hyeob ... Kang Tae-joo
Choi Seong-ho ... Jo Yeong-woo
Ha Ji-won ... Min Hye-yeong
Kim Hyeon-ah ... Ha-jin
Kim Ik-tae ... Taxi driver
Cho Jin-woong ... Baek In-cheol
Lee Sang-hong ... Scamp
Ha Ji-won ... Hye-yeong (cameo)
Gi Ju-bong ... Class monitor (cameo)
Kim Myeong-gook ... Jo Yeong-woo's brother (cameo)
Prior to the release of the film, actors Shin Hyun-joon and Heo Joon-ho staged a charity concert in Seoul, intended to reflect on the main themes of the film. The concert was held on 24 January 2008, at the Melon-X concert hall, and featured performances from K-pop artists Baek Ji-young and KCM, as well as actress Choi Ji-woo. Admission to the concert was free, with voluntary donations being made to the KBS TV charity program "Love Request".
His Last Gift was released in South Korea on February 5, 2008, and was ranked fifth at the box office on its opening weekend, grossing $983,555. By 2 March it had grossed a total of $1,857,015, and as of 10 February the total number of tickets sold was 228,120.