Thousand Years of Love
|A Love For Thousand Years|
Promotional poster for Thousand Years of Love
|Also known as||Love of Thousand Years|
|Written by||Lee Sun-mi
|Directed by||Lee Kwan-hee|
|Country of origin||South Korea|
|No. of episodes||20|
|Running time||Saturdays and Sundays at 21:45 (KST)|
|Original network||Seoul Broadcasting System|
|Original release||March 22– May 25, 2003|
|Preceded by||Into the Sun|
Thousand Years of Love (Hangul: 천년지애; RR: Cheonnyeon Ji-ae) is a 2003 South Korean television series starring Sung Yu-ri, So Ji-sub and Kim Nam-jin. It aired on SBS from March 22 to May 25, 2003 on Saturdays and Sundays at 21:45 for 20 episodes.
Over a thousand years ago during the Baekje Dynasty, there was a princess unlike any other. Skilled in both arts and athletics, the beautiful Princess Buyeo Ju is beloved by royals and citizens alike. When Baekje is betrayed by the spy Kum-hwa, Buyeo Ju even steals the heart of her kingdom's conqueror, Silla general Kim Yu-seok. But alas, her love lies with her protector, General Guishil Ari. Determined to have the princess, Kim Yu-seok kills Guishil Ari, but Buyeo Ju chooses death over submission. When she jumps off a cliff, however, she is mysteriously time warped into the future. In present-day Korea (2003), Buyeo Ju again meets the two men of her life, reincarnated as aimless but warm-hearted fashion designer Kang In-chul and Japanese tycoon Fujiwara Tatsuji. The two men have no idea about their past lives, but Tatsuji begins to feel a mysterious attraction towards Buyeo Ju. Despite her fear that history will repeat itself, Buyeo Ju finds herself falling for In-chul, in a fateful romance spanning from ancient Korea to modern times.
- Sung Yu-ri as Princess Buyeo Ju
- So Ji-sub as General Guishil Ari / Kang In-chul
- Kim Nam-jin as General Kim Yu-seok / Fujiwara Tatsuji
- Kim Sa-rang as Kum-hwa / Go Eun-bi
- Lee Mi-young as Chae Yeo-sa, Eun-bi's mother
- Park Chil-yong as Go Bong-su, Eun-bi's father
- Im Chae-moo as Doctor Uhm
- Kwon Ki-sun as Doctor Uhm's wife
- Yang Taek-jo as Tatsuji's housekeeper
- Lee Chang-hoon as Kim Cheon-chul, gangster boss
- Kim Tae-yeon as Yeo-rang
- Lee Sun-kyun as Pil-ga
- Han Tae-yoon as Sook-hee
- Ha Joo-hee as Junko, Tatsuji's ex-girlfriend
- It aired in Vietnam from April 3, 2004 on HTV7.
- Lee, Seung-jae (18 March 2003). "Romantic Fantasy Transcending Time". The Dong-a Ilbo. Retrieved 2015-01-13.
- "천년세월 건너 뛴 사랑의 판타지 SBS '천년지애'". The Dong-a Ilbo (in Korean). 18 March 2003. Retrieved 2014-05-25.
- "'판타지(Fantasy)'와 사랑에 빠진 한국 드라마!". Korea Creative Content Agency (in Korean). 2 August 2013. Retrieved 2014-05-25.