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[Short Drama 2018] Hymn of Death [Death Song] / 사의 찬미


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15 hours ago, meechuttso said:

Translation of the poetic words beautifully spoken by the pair in the first trailer. Two key words sounded tricky, but as always, @meechuttso goes out on a limb to try for you, chingoos.B)


윤심덕:  막한 광야에 ... 달리는인생아. 너의 가는곳, 그게어데이냐?

김우진: 삶에 열중한 가련한 인생아. 너는 칼위??에 ... 춤추는자도다


Yoon Shim-Duk:

    In an endlessly-wide desert place, running Thou ('life'). Goest Thou, Whither?


Kim Woo-Jin:

    Living life, fully absorbed in, piteous Thou ('life'). (On??) a Knife Thou Art, ... one who dances.


광막한, 광막하다 - wider than appears

인생 - meaning a 'life', or lifetime, used here like 'soul' (referring to a person or an individual).


If you want the plain jane english:


YSD: Yo, you crazy one there running hard in the desolate place, what is your destination?

KWJ: You so zealously absorbed in living, you piteous life, ... are like one who dances on a knife.


Me, personally? She had me on 광 (first syllable).:wub::sweatingbullets::phew:


This is going to be GOOOOOOD! Worthy of every ounce of acting chops Shin Hye-Sun can muster with her 29 years on earth!




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Watch: First Video Teaser of Lee Jongsuk and Shin Hyesun`s Upcoming Drama [Hymn of Death]

Lee Jongsuk and Shin Hyesun teased their romance in the drama teaser.

On November 12th, SBS released the first teaser of their upcoming drama 'Hymn of Death,' which is set to start airing this November 27th. In the teaser, Lee Jongsuk and Shin Hyesun are in love as none of them can take off of their eyes to one another. They went on a date to a forest and beach, showing a warm and delicate affection to each other. 



With background stories on Yun Simdeok and Kim Woojins musical works in the 1920's, 'Hymn of Death' tells the love story of Korea's first soprano Yun Simdeok and genius playwright Kim Woojin. Lee Jongsuk plays as Kim Woojin, a genius playwright, a scholar that loves English literature, while Shin Hyesun will play as Yun Simdeok, Korea's first soprano and writer of the song 'Hymn of Death.'

So, are you looking to the drama, ladies and gentlemen?

Source: [NAVER TVCast] 사의찬미

Thumbnail Credit: NAVER TVCast '사의찬미' Screenshot







[Orion's Daily Ramblings] Lee Jong-suk and Shin Hye-sun Portray Tragic Romance in "Hymn of Death" Posters
We have release dates, and two beautiful posters for upcoming three-act drama "Hymn of Death". The short is a remake of 1991 film "Death Song", both depicting the real, tragic romance between Korea's first notable soprano, Yoon Sim-deok, and her playwright lover, Kim Woo-jin. The film and the drama carry the title of Yoon Sim-deok's iconic song.
The posters are simple, but a simple idea can be very effective. One places the tragic couple, portrayed by Shin Hye-sun and Lee Jong-suk, facing away from each other in what feels like a beautiful pencil and coal double portrait. The other is almost like an old movie poster, showing the two during a quiet moment of romantic bliss. The text reads 'The last song sung at the end of life'.
Those who know their story also know that there is no happy ending here, as the two died in a double suicide, by jumping off the ship on their way back to Korea. He was a married man, she was someone whose talent was not appreciated during her time. Get the tissues ready for this one. The drama will air 3 episodes, on November 27th, and on December 3rd and 4th.
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[SBS Star] VIDEO: Lee Jong Suk & Shin Hae Sun's New Drama Drops Its First Teaser

Actor Lee Jong Suk and actress Shin Hae Sun showed off their chemistry in the teaser of 'He Hymn Of Death'.

ê¸°ì¬ ëí ì´ë¯¸ì§:[SBS Star] VIDEO: Lee Jong Suk & Shin Hae Suns New Drama Drops Its First Teaser


On November 12, the production team of SBS' upcoming drama 'He Hymn Of Death' unveiled the drama's first teaser.

In their upcoming drama, Shin Hae Sun and Lee Jong Suk will each play the role of 'Yoon Sim-deok' and 'Kim Woo-jin'―Joseon dynasty's first soprano singer and a gifted playwright.
Also, through her role 'Yoon Sim-deok', Shin Hae Sun is planning on depicting a brave young woman who is not afraid of anything whether it is following her dreams or winning the heart of someone she loves.

Lee Jong Suk & Shin Hae Sun


In the teaser, 'Yoon Sim-deok' catches the eyes of Lee Jong Suk while singing in front of his acting troupe, and they start to develop feelings for each ofter after the romantic first encounter.
Whilst watching them reading a book together and walking on the beach, it feels like there is nothing that can tear them apart since the energy and the vibe they give off is quite strong.
However, the scene where 'Yoon Sim-deok' stares at 'Kim Woo-jin' with a sad look on her face and the monologue saying, "A life that is running through a vast plain, where are you headed?" makes the audience wonder the dynamic of their relationship.

Even though 'Hymn Of Death' was already released once back in 1991 as a film, SBS is not planning on following the footsteps of the previous version, but will focus on reinterpreting the tragic love story between the two and their achievements as an artist.

Meanwhile, SBS' upcoming drama 'He Hymn Of Death' is scheduled to be aired on November 27 at 10PM KST.




Lee Jong Suk & Shin Hae Sun

Lee Jong Suk & Shin Hae Sun





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Watch: Lee Jong Suk And Shin Hye Sun Are A Tragically Beautiful Couple In “Death Song” Teaser




The first teaser video for Lee Jong Suk and Shin Hye Sun’s upcoming drama “Death Song” has been revealed!

“Death Song” will tell the tragic romance between Joseon’s first soprano Yoon Shim Deok (played by Shin Hye Sun) and a genius playwright Kim Woo Jin (played by Lee Jong Suk). The drama will focus on not only the couple’s romance but also Kim Woo Jin’s works that portrayed the darkness of that era.

The teaser video starts with a soft and sorrowful piano melody, followed by Shin Hye Sun reciting the lyrics from her song “Death Song.” She says, “Life that runs the vast wilderness, where is it that you’re going?” Lee Jong Suk adds, “Pitiful life, so focused on existing. You are the one who dances on top of a knife.”




The couple’s narration portrays the grim era and their deep emotions towards each other. The video is raising much anticipation from viewers who are waiting to find out the story of this special couple.

“Death Song” will premiere on November 27, and the remaining two episodes will air on December 3 and December 4, respectively.

After the finale of this special broadcast, SBS’s Monday-Tuesday drama “My Strange Hero” will premiere on December 10.

Check out the teaser video below!



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Awww this drama looks so intense. He is going to shake all my emotions.
I had many expectations, but after seeing the teaser, I felt that they were overcome.
If I was moved by watching a 30-second teaser, I can not imagine what it will be like to see it in 3 episodes.

Dear Shin Hye Sun and Lee Jong Suk, can I charge you the bill for all the handkerchiefs I will have to buy? I think a box of tissues will not be enough.:D

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New still cuts from  'Hymn of Death'






Shin Hye Sun’s character Yoon Shim Deok is Joseon’s first soprano. She is a modern woman who stood in front of the crowd with her talent and effort. She was an outspoken person even though the norm of the era did not allow women to be active or independent. Viewers can feel the captivating charms of Yoon Shim Deok in her sorrowful attitude.


The production team of “Death Song” revealed, “Shin Hye Sun is an actress with great acting skills who captures the delicate changes in emotions and who has the power and energy to lead the drama. She is perfect for portraying Yoon Shim Deok, a woman who has the pain of being in a tragic relationship and living in a hopeless era. Please look forward to Shin Hye Sun’s perfect and unique acting in ‘Death Song.'

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