NEW KOREAN DRAMA "WHEN THE CAMELLIA BLOOMS" SHEDS LIGHT ON COMPASSIONATE LOVE IN ROMANTIC RELATIONSHIP
SEOUL, Sept 4, 2019 - Netflix Inc., the world's leading Internet entertainment service, announced that a new Korean romance drama When the Camellia Blooms will launch globally on September 18, 2019.
When the Camellia Blooms is a story of Dongbaek, an orphan who grew up to become a single mom. She owns a small bar, also called 'Dongbaek' which means camellia in English. Her life takes a new turn after meeting Yongsik, a do-gooder police officer in their small town. They fall in love despite social stigma against single parenthood. Yongsik, having been raised by a single mom himself, understands Dongbaek's challenges and embraces her dearly.
Dongbaek is played by Gong Hyo-jin, who is well known for her charming lead performance in such rom-coms as Don't Dare to Dream, The Producers, It's Okay, That's Love and Pasta. Dongbaek's love interest Yongsik is played by Kang Ha-neul, who has made his name known for acting across different genres, such as Misaeng: Incomplete Life, C'est Si Bon and Dongju: The Portrait of a Poet.
When the Camellia Blooms is directed by Cha Young-hoon (Becky's Back, Bridal Mask) and written by Lim Sang-choon (Becky's Back, Fight for My Way).
The series will be available exclusively on Netflix outside Korea with two episodes launching weekly from September 18 for most APAC and English-speaking countries. For Japan, all episodes will launch at once on November 15, while the rest of the world will see the weekly launch from September 28.
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