THE DRAMA

 

DETAILS

Title: / I Jukilnomui Sarang (2005)
Also known as: Ijuksa / A Love to Kill / This love I want to kill / This Cursed Love / This Damned LoveThe Love of Death / Detestable Love / Knock Out by Love (KBS World)
Episodes: 16

Official Website (in Korean)

 

CAST
Kang Bok-gu: Jung Ji Hoon ( aka - Bi/Rain)
Cha Eun-seok: Shin Min Ah
Han Da-jung: Kim Sa Rang
Kim Joon-sung: Lee Ki Woo
Kang Min-joo (Bok-ku's older brother): Kim Young Jae
Park Mi-sook (Bok-ku's friend): Na Yoon
Choi Mi-sun: Kang Rae Yeon (Snowflakes)
Eun-suk's dad: Park In Hwan
Park Ja-kyung (Eun-suk's step-mom): Yoo Hye Ri
Cha Jae-suk (Eun-suk's younger brother): Lee Min Hyuk
Cha Yoo-na (Eun-suk's younger sister): Kim Song Hee
Tae-choon: Ji sang Ryul (Second Proposal)
Sung-jin (Eun-suk's road manager): Yoo Jae Keun
 

STAFF
Screenwriter: Lee Kyung Hee (I'm Sorry, I Love You/Let's Go to School, Sang-doo!/Kkokji)
Producer: Kim Kyu Tae
Music: Choi Sung Kwon

 

SYNOPSIS

ATTENTION Spoilers included!!


Kang Bok-ku is a skilled K-1 fighter. However, he has never tried to win a single fight, as he has no desire for the attention that will come with a title. He lives in the same house with Han Da-jung, who saved him from a fire when they were teenagers. Raked by guilt that she became scarred as a result and knowing her love for him, Bok-ku intends to spend the rest of his life with her, even though he is not in love with her. After years of being estranged from his older brother, Kang Min-joo, Bok-gu finally reconciles with him. However, the reunion is short-lived. Min-joo attempts suicide upon learning of the engagement of his ex-girlfriend, Cha Eun-suk.

Cha Eun-suk is an up-and-coming actress. Caught in a compromising position with Kim Joon-sung, heir to a large conglomerate, she is forced into an engagement with him. As Min-joo lies in a vegetated state, Bok-gu learns of his relationship with Eun-suk. Min-joo had taken care of Eun-suk and her family, often helping them out financially, before Eun-suk became a famous actress. However, as Bok-gu concludes, she had broken up with Min-joo upon achieving success because he would now become a burden to her. Bok-gu blames her for Min-joo’s current state and vows revenge.

Bok-gu starts by getting himself hired as Eun-suk’s bodyguard. Then using the same method as his brother (as detailed in Min-joo’s diary), Bok-gu woos her. Reluctantly, Eun-suk starts to fall for Bok-gu. To complicate matters, Bok-gu finds himself falling for Eun-suk as well. On the day of her engagement, Eun-suk and Bok-gu run away together, only to have her family and Joon-sung announce that she has been kidnapped by Bok-gu. This lands him in jail but Eun-suk publicly acknowledges her relationship with Bok-gu, knowing full well that the ensuing scandal will ruin her career.

Bok-gu completes his revenge by revealing to Eun-suk, his identity and his plans to ruin her. Eun-suk is devastated but more so when she sees Min-joo in his current state. Bok-gu too is saddened to have hurt Eun-suk as he is now in love with her. As Eun-suk stubbornly continues to visit and care for Min-joo, Bok-gu finally realises the truth about their relationship. Min-joo had been the one to leave Eun-suk, fearing he will stand in the way of her success. Eun-suk had been relentlessly searching and leaving messages for Min-joo, as she was still in love with him. Overcome by guilt for what he has done to Eun-suk, Bok-gu moves Min-joo away to prevent Eun-suk from seeing them again.

A year passes…Eun-suk has left the spotlight. No longer an actress, her family runs a karaoke centre while she holds a regular job. Predictably, she meets Bok-gu again. He tells her that Min-joo has passed away. She is saddened and visits Bok-gu’s house only to see Min-joo. Although Min-joo is unable to speak or comprehend very much, he recognizes Eun-suk. She decides to take him away to care for him herself despite Bok-gu’s protests. Bok-gu and Da-jung pay a visit on Min-joo’s birthday. It is apparent that Bok-gu and Eun-suk still love each other. Min-joo realizes this and before he dies, he asks Bok-gu to love Eun-suk.

With all that has happened, Bok-gu and Eun-suk realise their love is doomed. They spend a carefree day and night together before parting for good. They promise each other to live well and to succeed in their respective careers. Joon-sung, who had financed Eun-suk’s last movie releases it and she is thrust back into the limelight. She also decides to give Joon-sung a chance. Another year passes and Eun-suk’s career is on a high. There is speculation of her marrying Joon-sung. Bok-gu too has achieved fame after winning the championship fight. However, he still misses Eun-suk.

Then, Eun-suk disappears. Concerned, Bok-gu goes to look for Eun-suk at the place they had spent their last day together. Trekking through the snow, Bok-gu finally finds Eun-suk, half-frozen and miles from shelter. She had kept her promise to succeed but she is still unable to forget her love for Bok-gu. Bok-gu carries her but weighed down by her and the harsh conditions, he had to stop. He hugs her tight to warm her but both eventually succumb to the cold. They are finally reunited in death.

 

 

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