When the Camellia Blooms (2019)


  • Drama: When the Camellia Blooms (English & literal title)
  • Revised romanization: Dongbaekkkot Pil Mooryeob
  • Hangul: 동백꽃 필 무렵
  • Director: Cha Young-Hoon, Kang Min-Kyung
  • Writer: Im Sang-Choon
  • Network: KBS2
  • Episodes: 40
  • Release Date: September 18 – November 21, 2019
  • Runtime: Weds. & Thurs. 22:00
  • Language: Korean
  • Country: South Korea

Plot Synopsis

Dong-Baek (Kong Hyo-Jin) is a single mother living in the small town of Ongsan. She runs the bar-restaurant Camellia, while also taking care of her son Pil-Gu (Kim Kang-Hoon). The people of Ongsan frequently gossip about Dong-Baek. She grew up as an orphan, is a single mother and runs a bar where many of the men in Ongsan frequent. Regardless of what the locals may whisper about Dong-Baek, local police officer Hwang Yong-Sik (Kang Ha-Neul) is deeply in love with her. Meanwhile, Dong-Baek’s ex-boyfriend Kang Jong-Ryeol (Kim Ji-Suk) suddenly reappears in her life. He is a famous baseball player, that hid their relationship when they dated. While Dong-Baek tries to find happiness, something truly sinister lurks in the background. A serial killer roams Ongsan and Dong-Baek may be a target.


  1. “When the Camellia Blooms” takes over KBS2’s Wed. & Thu. 22:00 time slot previously occupied by “Justice” and followed by “Woman of 9.9 Billion” November 27, 2019.
  2. “When the Camellia Blooms” is set in the fictional town of Ongsan, South Korea. For the backdrop of Ongsan, “When the Camellia Blooms” is filmed on location in the town of Guryongpo in Pohang, North Gyeongsang Province, South Korea.
  3. First acting role for Kang Ha-Neul since being discharged from the South Korean military on May 23, 2019.
  4. Group poster for KBS2 drama series “When the Camellia Blooms.”
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When the Camellia Blooms-Kong Hyo-Jin.jpg When the Camellia Blooms-Kang Ha-Neul.jpg When the Camellia Blooms-Kim Ji-Suk.jpg When the Camellia Blooms-Ji E-Suu.jpg When the Camellia Blooms-Oh Jung-Se.jpg
Kong Hyo-Jin Kang Ha-Neul Kim Ji-Suk Ji E-Suu Oh Jung-Se
Dong-Baek Hwang Yong-Sik Kang Jong-Ryeol Jessica No Kyu-Tae
When the Camellia Blooms-Yum Hye-Ran.jpg When the Camellia Blooms-Son Dam-Bi.jpg Kim Kang-Hoon When the Camellia Blooms-Ko Du-Shim.jpg Lee Jung-Eun
Yum Hye-Ran Son Dam-Bi Kim Kang-Hoon Ko Du-Shim Lee Jung-Eun
Hong Ja-Young Hyang-Mi Pil-Gu Kwak Deok-Sun Jo Jeong-Suk
When the Camellia Blooms-Jeon Bae-Su.jpg Kim Sun-Young Kim Dong-Hyun Kim Mi-Hwa Lee Sun-Hee
Jeon Bae-Su Kim Sun-Young Kim Dong-Hyun Kim Mi-Hwa Lee Sun-Hee
Captain Byun Park Chan-Suk Song Jin-Bae Kim Jae-Young Jung Gwi-Ryun
Han Ye-Joo When the Camellia Blooms-Lee Sang-Yi.jpg When the Camellia Blooms-Kim Mo-A.jpg When the Camellia Blooms-Baek Hyun-Joo.jpg When the Camellia Blooms-Lee Jung-Yull.jpg
Han Ye-Joo Lee Sang-Yi Kim Mo-A Baek Hyun-Joo Lee Jung-Yull
Jo Ae-Jung Yang Seung-Yeob Yang Seung-Hee Oh Ji-Hyun Han Tae-Hee
Jin Yong-Wook Lee Kyu-Sung When The Camellias Bloom-Shin Mun-Sung.jpg When the Camellia Blooms-Carson Allen.jpg Lee Jae-Woo
Jin Yong-Wook Lee Kyu-Sung Shin Mun-Sung Carson Allen Lee Jae-Woo
Choi Jong-Rok Park Heung-Sik Park Heung-Sik’s father Helena Kwon Oh-Joon
Park Yeon-Woo When the Camellia Blooms-Hwang Young-Hee.jpg Jeon Guk-Hyang Kim Geon Seo Jang-Hyun
Park Yeon-Woo Hwang Young-Hee Jeon Guk-Hyang Kim Geon Seo Jang-Hyun
Park Sung-Min Lee Hwa-Ja Hong Eun-Sil Jun-Gi Dae-Sung
Yoon Sung-Woo When The Camellia Blooms-Kim Ki-Cheon.jpg Chu Kwi-Jung Seo Yi-Soo When the Camellia Blooms-Lee Seung-Hee.jpg
Yoon Sung-Woo Kim Ki-Cheon Chu Kwi-Jung Seo Yi-Soo Lee Jin-Hee
Su-Bong Park Man-Sub Kang Jong-Ryeol’s mother Dong-Baek (child) Han Geum-Ok
When the Camellia Blooms-Yu Jun-Hoo.jpg When The Camellia Blooms-Jung Ga-Ram.jpg Kim Dan-Woo Heo Dong-Won Jang Hae-Song
Yu Jun-Hoo Jung Ga-Ram Kim Dan-Woo Heo Dong-Won Jang Hae-Song
Pil-Gu (young child) Pil-Gu (adult) Hyang-Mi (child) Kim Nak-Ho Hye-Hoon
Park Ok-Chool When The Camellias Bloom-Ahn Se-Ho.jpg When The Camellias Bloom-Jung Won-Chang.jpg When The Camellias Bloom-Choi Dae-Chul.jpg When The Camellias Bloom-In Gyo-Jin.jpg
Park Ok-Chool Ahn Se-Ho Jung Won-Chang Choi Dae-Chul In Gyo-Jin
Hyang-Mi’s landlord journalist journalist Gyu-Sik Du-Sik
When The Camellias Bloom-Woo Jung-Won.jpg Lim Sung-Mi When The Camellias Bloom-Hong Seo-Jun.jpg When The Camellias Bloom-Baek Eun-Hye.jpg When The Camellia Blooms-Jang Hye Jin.jpg
Woo Jung-Won Lim Sung-Mi Hong Seo-Jun Baek Eun-Hye Jang Hye-Jin
Kwak Deok-Sun (young) Jo Jeong-Suk (young) Jeong Chan-Gyeol Seong-Hui Park Yeong-Sim
When The Camellias Bloom-Son Jong-Hak.jpg Woo Chan When The Camellias Bloom-Shin Dam-Soo.jpg
Son Jong-Hak Woo Chan Shin Dam-Soo
Police Chief detective National Forensics Service agent

Additional Cast Members:

  • Choi Ga-In – fish store owner
  • Kim Dae-Gon – shaman performing funeral (flashback scene) (ep.14)
  • Kang Ae-Shim – Hong Ja-Young’s mother
  • Kim Bok-Jun – Criminology Professor Kim Bok-Jun


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