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Into the Flames

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Title: 불꽃 속으로 / Into the Flames
Chinese Title: 火花里
Also known as: Into the Fire
Genre: Melodrama, Historical, Family, Romance
Episodes: 20
Broadcast network: CSTV
Broadcast period: 2014-Apr-25 to 2014-June-28
Air time: Friday & Saturday 23:00


A story about the love, loyalty and sacrifice among people who create success overcoming despair and poverty after colonial era and the Korean War.

The story is based on the life of Park Tae Joon (Choi Soo Jong) who was the founder and honorary chairman of ‘Pohang Iron and Steel Company’.


Main Cast

Choi Soo Jong as Park Tae Hyung
Kim Kwon as Tae Hyung (young)
Ryu Jin as Shin Dae Chul
Yoon Hong Bin as Dae Chul (young)
Son Tae Young as Kumiko
Kim Ye Won as Kumiko (young)
Choi Chul Ho as Choi Jong Ho
Lee In Hye as Jang Ok Sun
Dok Go Young Jae as the President
Jung Ho Bin as Alan Kissinger

People around Tae Hyung

Hyun Suk as Tae Hyung’s father
Kim Min Kyung as Tae Hyung’s mother

People around Kumiko

Park Yong Soo as Kohei (Chairman of Shinsekai / Kumiko’s father)
Jung Myung Hwan as Yamamoto (Kohei’s secretary)

Yeongil Bay Steel Mill

Hong Il Kwon as Hwang Joon Suk
Park Sang Myun as Park Jong Yul
Lee Ki Chan as Ahn Seung Joo
Kim Jin Geun as Kim Byung Hoon
Lee Won Seok (이원석) as Yeon Bong Chool
Lee Jong Soo as Kim Sang Chul (the Vietnam War veteran)
Lee Jung Yong as Choi Dal Ho (former bully)
Choi Kyu Hwan as Chae Ki Joo (Japanese bond man)
Gong Jung Hwan as Jung Sang Ho (chef of New Korea Hotel)
Hong Ah Reum as Ha Cheo Soon (telephone operator)

Shinsekai Trading Company

Lee Chul Min as Takeda
Kim Hyun Joon as Takeda (young)
Go Myung Hwan as Abe
Kim Min Ho as Abe (young)


Lee Young Hoo as Yasuoka
Jun Soo Kyung as Yang Hwa Ja
Jo Young Seo (조영서) as Mrs. Seoul (Hwa Ja’s elder sister)

Production Credits

Production Company: Kangho Production
Chief Producer: Choi Byung Hwa
Producers: Jung Hoe Suk, Lee Kyung Sun, Jung Hyung Seo
Director: Kim Sang Rae
Screenwriter: Jung Sung Hee, Lee Han Ho

Episode Ratings

Date Episode Nationwide
2014-04-25 1 0.946
2014-04-26 2 1.103
2014-05-02 3 0.885
2014-05-03 4 1.096
2014-05-09 5 1.048
2014-05-10 6 1.839
2014-05-16 7 1.134
2014-05-17 8 1.681
2014-05-23 9 2.041
2014-05-24 10 1.857
2014-05-30 11 1.298
2014-05-31 12 2.091
2014-06-06 13 1.597
2014-06-07 14 1.746
2014-06-13 15 1.329
2014-06-14 16 1.502
2014-06-20 17 1.227
2014-06-21 18 1.374
2014-06-27 19 1.038
2014-06-28 20 1.634

Source: AGB Nielsen

*** Note: This drama is aired on Pay-TV channel which has fewer viewers than Free-TV channels. So, please don’t be surprised with the low rating. ***

Related Photo

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Official Site

Trailer I & Trailer II & Trailer III

Watch Online in Viki.com (Coming Soon)


  1. 1 : Iris Says:

    So looking forward to this drama.. I hope someone subs it..Please let us know where we can find it with subs. Thank you.

  2. 2 : chika Says:

    i think this is good drama…but this drama on cable tv…rating to be bad…

  3. 3 : aznative Says:

    This looks very interesting. Very pivotal era in Korean history.

  4. 4 : Lilac Says:

    I liked the first 2 episodes quite a bit. (I watched them live) I am surprised that ratings are not higher. Thank you, Korean Drama for keeping track of the ratings.

    If anyone knows of a place to see the subbed episodes please let me know

  5. 5 : IZ Says:

    Is Viki really going to sub it? I do not see a page for it there… This is a great drama with a fantastic actor in the lead (Choi Soo Jong)

  6. 6 : John k Says:

    Lead actor is too fucken old. This drama sucks because of the old man. When you’re old its time to step aside.

  7. 7 : Lilac Says:

    Choi Soo-Jong is not old. He is 52 years old. I would much rather see drama with his kind of talent and command of the role he has taken on, then young people in their 20’s who have no clue how to act, and are nothing but a pretty shell.

  8. 8 : Jake P Says:

    Choi Soo-Jong is a great actor and 52 years is not old! If he was picked for this role that could only mean he is the right person to play the lead role. I love his other great achievements especially Historical dramas such as Dae Jo Yeong. The younger people need to try harder next time to satisfy some of the viewers. Will certainly watch this drama.

  9. 9 : Lilac Says:

    Of course, I agree with @Jake P. This drama is Daebak!
    It is only a big shame that no one picked it up for subbing.
    It is getting better and better, with more introductions of the adult cast.

  10. 10 : MLittleN Says:

    Ryu Jin & Choi Su Jung have acted together in the MBC, 2004 Drama “War of the Roses” 장미의 전쟁

    10 yrs later in 2014, Ryu Jin & Choi Su Jong act together again in this Drama “Into the Flames” (CSTV,

  11. 11 : kathy Says:

    Just found out about this drama but am not sure yet about watching it. The male and female leads are not my favourite. The cast is just as important as the plot. Perhaps I will watch a few episodes before making a decision to watch through. This will give me a chance to try and like them.

  12. 12 : reindeer song Says:

    Oh no! I was informed this drama was on PayTV instead of Free TV, no wonder, I hunted for this drama and could not find. Any news on this drama? Please! Choi Su Jong my all time favorite actor, Please!

  13. 13 : choivalentina Says:

    I like Choi Su Jong since Sea God his act is wonderful and let me know if translated this Drama to English

  14. 14 : larry Says:

    does anyone know where I can watch this with english subs? thank you

  15. 15 : Anita Says:

    Do you guys have English Subtitle of this drama?

  16. 16 : jen bo Says:

    hope to watch this with english subtitle

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