Knife and Flower / 칼과 꽃
Title: 칼과 꽃
Broadcast network: KBS2
Broadcast period: 2013-Jul-03 to Sep-05
Air time: Wednesday & Thursday 22:00
A drama set in the Goguryo period. It is about how Moo Young, the daughter of King Young Ryu, falls in love with Yeon Choong, the child Yeon Gaesomun had with a concubine. But Moo Young debates whether she should have her revenge, as Yeon Gaesomun is the man who killed her father. Meanwhile, Yeon Choong as the son of a noble blood father and a servant mother, despite his talent, he finds he cannot rise higher in rank due to the fact that he is a concubine′s son. He is later ordered by his father to kill the person he loves, and comes into inner conflict.
Goguryo in the year 642
Yeon Gaesomoon holds the reins of power by coup and beheaded King Youngryu.
Why did hecommit such radical act as throwing the dead body of King Youngryu into a ditch?
King Youngryu and Yeon Gaesomoon are mortal enemies trying to kill each other constantly, but both loves Goguryo impassionedly in their own way. However,they had different views and philosophy on managing their country unfortunately.
The Blade and Petal is a tragic epic based on historical fact Yeon Gaesomoon's coup in 642 and it features love, revenge and challenge by the male and female protagonists-the two fictitious characters Moo-young, daughter of King Youngryu, and bastard son of Yeon Gesomoon - who tries to change the stream of history during the crisis period of Goguryo.
By depicting the situation at the time when Goguryo was on the brink of collapse, "The Blade and Petal" implies to us the way we live now as members of Northeastern Asia, as it overcomes the history of excessive heroic hegemony shown in the previous periodical dramas.
PrincessMoo-young (cast Kim Ok-bin)
Moo-young is daughter of King Youngryu, grown up bright and active like a man
So the king likes and trusts the princess more than her younger brother, an heir to the throne。
During wandering about streets disguising herself as a man, she encounters the son of Yeon Gesomoon, the political rival of her father, the king, and fell in love.
Yeon-choong (cast Uhm Tae-woong)
Bastard son of Goguryo's most powerful man Yeon Gesomoon
He came to Pyeongyang, the capital city of Goguryo, to see his father, but he failed to be regarded as the son.
To get a higher status and not to be neglected by anyone, he applies for the kingdom's warrior test and becomes guard of princess.
KingYeongryu (27th term Goguryo King) (cast Kim Young-chul)
The king distinguish himself in a war against Soo, the Chinese kingdom, defeating onemillion and one hundred thousand soldiers of Soo, who tried to invade into Goguryo.
He is more brave than any others, but he knows well the bruises of war and he pushes peace with Dang, which succeeded of Soo. He is an able man who can joins with the political opponents and conclude secret agreement when it is necessary.
YeonGaesommon (cast Choi Min-soo)
Head of Yeon Family which held successively Makriji, Goguryo’s highest-ranking position and the core of newly-rising aristocratic power group around the end of Goguryo
Endowed with enormous financial and military power as well as his charisma, he reigns over council of nobles
He insists on preemptive attack on Dang and locks horns with the King Youngryu and his followers.
Kim Ok Bin as Princess Moo Young
Uhm Tae Woong as Yun Choong
Kim Young Chul as King Young Ryu
Choi Min Soo as Yun Gae So Moon
Ohn Joo Wan as Jang, later King Bo Jang
Lee Jung Shin as Shi Woo
Park Soo Jin as Moo Sul
Geum Hwa Dan
Kim Sang Ho as So Sa Bun
Jo Jae Yoon as Boo Chi
Yoo Seung Mok as Sul Young
Kim Hyo Sun as Young Hae
People on King Young Ryu's Side
Lee Min Ho as Crown Prince
Lee Dae Ro as Sun Hoe Young
Kim Joo Young as Hae Tae Soo
Jun Hyun as Tae Kyung
People on Yeon Gae So Moon's Side
Goo Won as Ho Tae
Ahn Dae Yong as Yun Jung Ro
Lee Dae Yeon as Do Soo
Park Yoo Seung (박유승) as Ohn Sa Moon
Joo Jin Mo as Yang Moon
Hyun Chul Ho (현철호) as Yang Jin Wook
Moon Hyuk as Jin Goo
Bang Hyung Joo (방형주) as Choon Myung
Director: Kim Yong Soo
Screenwriter: Kwon Min Soo