That Winter, the Wind Blows ( Hangul:
그 겨울, 바람이 분다; RR: Geu Gyeo-ul, Baram-i Bunda ) is a 2013 South Korean romantic melodrama television series starring Zo In-sung , Song Hye-kyo , Kim
Bum and Jung Eun-ji . A gambler and con man (played by Zo) pretends to be the long-lost brother of a blind heiress (played by Song), but these two damaged
people come to find the true meaning of love after meeting each other.
The series is based on the Japanese drama I Don’t Need Love, Summer (愛なんてい
らねえよ、夏 Ai Nante Irane Yo,
Natsu ? ) that aired on TBS in 2002, and was previously adapted into the 2006 Korean film Love Me Not.
This 2013 Korean adaptation was written by Noh Hee-kyung and directed by Kim Kyu-tae.
• Jo In-sung as Oh Soo
An orphan who doesn’t care about
anything after the death of his first love, he becomes a high-class gambler and playboy. Desperate to find money to repay a debt or forfeit his own life, he becomes a con artist who sets sights on a new target: Oh Young, pretending to be her long-lost brother.
• Song Hye-kyo as Oh Young
She became estranged from her mother and older brother when her parents divorced when she was a child. Now legally blind, she is the sole heiress to a giant conglomerate after her father passes away.
• Kim Bum as Park Jin-sung
Soo’s best friend and right-hand man.
Loyal and hot-headed, Jin-sung dreams of scraping up enough money to buy his father an organic cattle farm.
• Jung Eun-ji as Moon Hee-sun
Younger sister of Hee-joo, Soo’s first love. Hee-sun is a quirky, tomboyish girl with a deep fondness for flowers.
Though Hee-sun tries to despise Soo after he leaves Hee-joo, she finds that she cannot, and instead helps him in his scheme.
• Bae Jong-ok as Wang Hye-ji
Officially a secretary, she runs the
company and is Young’s caretaker.
• Kim Tae-woo as Jo Moo-chul
A gangster, with past ties to Soo, Jin-sung, and Hee-sun.
• Kim Kyu-cheol as Jang Sung
Family lawyer of the Oh’s.
• Kim Young-hoon as Lee Myung-ho
• Im Se-mi as Son Mi-ra
Young’s friend, who works at a coffee shop.
•Choi Seung-kyung as Shim Joong-tae
•Han Jung-hyun as Kim Jung-hyun
• Jung Kyung-soon as Jo Sun-hee
A doctor, and Moo-chul’s estranged older sister.
• Kim Jong-hyun as gangster
Go In-beom as Jin-sung’s father
• Seo Hyo-rim as Jin So-ra
Soo’s ex-girlfriend and mistress of a gang boss. She steals the boss’s money, a crime which Soo is framed for.
•Lee Jae-woo as Oh Soo
Young’s older brother.
• Kyung Soo-jin as Moon Hee-joo
Soo’s first love who was pregnant with his child and dies in a motorcycle accident.
• Yoo Gun as Jung-woo
Young’s first love.
• Writer Noh Hee-kyung and
• Director Kim Kyu-tae had previously collaborated with
Song Hye-kyo on the 2008 series Worlds Within. Kim Bum had also worked
with Noh and Kim on the 2011 series Padam Padam… The Sound of His and
Her Heartbeats . Jung Eun-ji was
the last major casting to be announced;
this is her second TV series after the popular Reply 1997 .
This marked Zo In-sung ‘s first television series in eight years since Spring Day in
2005, as well as his first acting
project since being discharged from
mandatory military service. Zo
said, “When I first decided to do it, I saw
the script and felt it was worth a go. But
the more I read it, the more I felt that if
I didn’t do it right, it would be a total
disaster,” further explaining that there
was a “huge gap between reading the
script and acting it out.”
Song said about her role as a blind woman, “Because my character cannot see, I am unable to make eye contact with In-sung and can only see how it
plays out when I monitor the scenes afterwards. I must rely on his voice and his voice carries enough emotional weight
for it to work.” Regarding criticism about her characterization, she said,
“Many asked why blind people would wear high heels and makeup, even eyeliner. But when I visited facilities for
the blind and asked them, they told me that they also wear makeup and colorful clothing.”
The four leads attended the drama press conference held on January 31, 2013.
Filming On February 4, 2013, Zo cut his hand while filming a scene in Icheon , Gyeonggi-do where he had to punch a wall in
anger, after the glass frame broke on impact. He received 13 stitches for his wound at a nearby hospital, then returned to the set and finished shooting.
When the production filmed on location at Yongpyong Ski Resort in Daegwallyeong-myeon , Pyeongchang , Gangwon-do , fashion magazine High Cut
was invited along the shoot for three days and two nights. The feature appeared on the cover of High Cut’s March 2013
edition (or Issue 97).
Director Kim Kyu-tae utilized a lot of ultra close-up shots, to highlight the characters’ emotions and accentuate the
smallest movement in the actors’ faces or expression in their eyes. Cinematographer and visual director Kim Cheon-seok said
such visual techniques differentiated the show from the standard set by existing
Korean dramas, which usually resort to medium shots or bust shots. To produce such detailed shots, the crew used expensive high-definition ALEXA Plus
cameras, known for their rich color and high-speed cinematography. Lighting
director Park Hwan also employed twice as much lighting equipment as do other
dramas. Another technique the crew used was post-production correction, which was possible because when the first episode aired, eight were already taped.
Park said, “It’s both my and Kim’s
philosophy that the actress should look beautiful even when she is wailing.”
Among the product placements (PPL) in the series were Laneige cosmetics (featured in episode 4 when the character Oh Young gets a makeover at a Laneige
store before her high school reunion; Song has been the brand’s endorser for
six years), tuxedo maker Parkland, and Hyundai Motor Company. Viewers have
complained on the drama’s website about the overuse of PPL.
Part 1 (release date: February 13, 2013)
• “Gray Paper” Kangta Yesung
of Super Junior
• “Gray Paper” (instrumental)
Kangta Various Artists
Part 2 (release date: February 20,
• “Winter Love” The One
• “Winter Love” (instrumental)
Part 3 (release date: February 27,
• “Snowflake” Gummy
• “Snowflake” (instrumental)
Part 4 (release date: March 6, 2013)
1. “Tears Falling” Kim Bo-ah of Spica
• “Tears Falling”
(guitar Various Artists)
Part 5 (release date: March 13, 2013)
• “And One” Kangta Taeyeon of
• “And One” (instrumental) Kangta Various Artists
According to AGB Nielsen Media
Research, the premiere episode achieved a nationwide rating of 11.3 percent in viewership, ranked third behind Iris II on
KBS and 7th Grade Civil Servant on MBC. The second back-to back episode rose 1.5 percent to 12.8 percent.By the third episode the series was ranked first along with Iris II at 12.4 percent, then both episodes the following
week were ranked first in their timeslot. In its third week, That Winter, the Wind Blows remained on top, while its two rival series competed for second
place with small differences in viewership rating. According to TNmS, the series
continued to rank number one in its timeslot for the remainder of its broadcast, though quoting slightly different figures. The
series finale maintained its first place ranking and recorded its highest rating with a viewership of 15.4 and 15.8 percent nationwide, and an average of
19.1 and 18.2 percent in the Seoul National Capital Area, according to TNmS and AGB Nielsen respectively.
Source : wikipedia