The Long Good-bye | 이토록 오랜 이별 [2018 KBS Drama Special/ENG/2018.11.23]


(Honey, what’s wrong with your face?) (Our 6th anniversary date) (April 7th, in front of a cafe at Hongdae Station) (Sanghui’s 30th birthday) (“It’s Summer Time for Birds”) Sanghui. Sleep in the room. Okay… Go inside and sleep. Okay… Are you going to work? You are meeting Changyeon today, right? I’ll see you later. (The Long Good-bye) (“Printing Work Guide for Editors”) Hello, this is Bitteul. How is the editing going? Okay. Yes, I understand. Thank you, bye. (Publisher Bitteul) – Gyeongsu. / – Yes? The original form of crushed is crush. To crush an object. It’s talking about the present. So, it should be to crush, right? Oh, yes. I’ll make the correction. Please pay attention to proverbs and boilerplates. The more you get used to it, the easier you miss the errors. Correct the ones that are marked and show the revised copy to the writer. Yes, Ms. Jeong. This part is really important too. – You have to look closely. / – Okay. – Mark this… / – Yes. And you have to pay attention… Ms. Jeong. Come with me. Is it about Mr. Bae again? (“Unit Happiness 101”) “A monster has appeared.” (“A Story of One Spring Day”) “A monstrous rookie.” How come there are so many monsters in Korea? Is it the Jurassic Park or something? Excuse me. Where is “It’s Summer Time for Birds?” This is the last one. It’s stuck in the corner. It was quite popular until two years go. But these days, people don’t really look for it. It was a craze when it first came out. The author appeared on TV as well. Oh, I see. Thank you. (“It’s Summer Time for Birds” by Bae Sanghui) Writer Bae. You punk. What are you doing here? Weren’t we supposed to meet in front of the bookstore? Oh, hi. Let’s go grab some tea. The legend… Who sold 500,000 copies… For his first novel. To Writer Bae Sanghui. Here. You are a minimalist and you publish a novel every year? It’s to make a living and survive. Even if you add all the books I sold it’s less than 50,000. But you sold 500,000 copies and got the money in cash… This is so tough. Keep up the good work. For about 50 more years. You punk. This smells good. Well, isn’t about time you publish your next novel? How great is it that you are taking so long? Oh. I’m just writing something. What? 3 months? I can’t wait any longer. 3 months is too tight. I hear that editors hate writers who don’t meet the deadline. Do you know when his deadline was? If you add the contract period as well, that’s 5 years. I waited 5 years. Don’t you think I’ve waited enough? Yes, that’s true but… If you give him a bit more time… He got $100,000 from us. He should do the money’s worth. With that much money, I can sign with 200 writers in the country. I know. Anyway, tell him to bring a manuscript in 3 months or return the money he received. He can do whichever he wishes. What? How can he get $100,000 all of a sudden? Sir… Why are you asking me? Get out now. Is it that hard to manage him when you are living together? Geez… How can I write a novel in just 3 months? Let’s say the novel is about 250 pages. If you have 90 days… 9 times 3… You can just write 3 pages a day. It won’t be good if I write like that. I know you’ve written something already. About the wandering theater troupe. I’m going to throw that out. Why do you like throwing things out so much? Whatever you write, you always throw it out. I’m going to write a new one. What is it? I have something on my mind. It’s been 5 years. 5 years have passed since your first novel. I can’t tell the boss to wait for you anymore. It’s tough on me too. Sanghui. Are you listening? You are always like this. When you are in trouble, you seal your lips and block your ears. Running away won’t help you write a novel. If you miss this chance, you have to start your literary career again. Sanghui! You should’ve been more careful. Let me see. The cut is quite serious. Don’t think about the number of copies and the money. Just get those out of your head. It’s hard for domestic writers to sell even 5,000 copies. Even the star writers can’t sell 100,000 copies. And it’s different from 5 years ago. I should do the money’s worth. Don’t think about those things at all. The money’s worth, your name’s worth… And your face’s worth. Don’t even think about that. The publisher will take care of the making and selling. The writer just has to write. You have the talent. I know it. So stop throwing out what you wrote and finish it until the end. Okay? Okay. So, we will do that with the copyright problem. – Mr. Im, you contact them. / – Yes, sir. And for the New Writer Award… For that… You take charge, Ms. Jeong. Yes? Oh, I’m in charge of two books this month. If you include Writer Bae, it’s three. Why include Writer Bae in there? He doesn’t even have a manuscript. Ms. Jeong, be clear on your position. Are you Writer Bae’s manager or an editor? Huh? And who else can do that other than you right now? Oh, Writer Kim. Over here. Hello. – Hello. / – Hello. You’ve met him briefly last time. Bitteul’s very first New Writer Award winner. Writer Kim Minjae of “The Perfect Meatball.” Nice to meet you. I’m Kim Minjae. – Hello. / – It’s nice to meet you. Isn’t he handsome? He’s an actor. He’s in a theater troupe in Daehak-ro. And this is Ms. Jeong who is going to be your manager. It’s nice to meet you. I’m Kim Minjae. – Congratulations on winning. / – Congratulations. Congratulations from me as well. Wow, that’s amazing. You wrote that in 4 months? I thought about it for a long time. It took really long for me to actually start. But once I started writing, I couldn’t stop in the middle. You are a genius. No, I’m not. If this goes well, let’s publish an essay as well. Essays sell well these days. – I look forward to it. / – Sure. Now, fill your glasses. Let’s make a toast for Writer Kim. For the success of our New Writer Award winner! – Cheers! / – Cheers! Thank you. Someone can write a novel in just 4 months. But someone can’t even write chapter one in 5 years. Pick it up. Yes, ma’am. Maybe I should sleep over here today. I’m busy. My graduation thesis evaluation is coming up. Let me be a professor, okay? My dear Writer Bae Sanghui is writing his novel right now. I don’t want to disturb him. You are so devoted. Do you still have hopes for him? It’s just that… He’s a talented man. If things go well… We can get married too. So, can he write a novel in 3 months? He should. He must. What if he can’t? Do you have $100,000? I don’t know. We will have to sell the apartment. Hey. There’s a saying in investing in stocks. “The ceiling is shallow, the floor is deep.” A person should go higher one step at a time. But he broke the ceiling and went out the roof in just one shot. How can he go higher than that? So stop it and get out of it. He’s like 4,000km down the ocean. I hung in there for 8 years. It’d be a shame to leave now. Go, Bae Sanghui! Bae Sanghui, let’s go! – Let’s go! / – You are so loud. Go to your house! I’m home. (“It’s Summer Time for Birds”) I can’t remember… How I used to write. Everyone keeps on writing. But why can’t I? You went out through the roof from the start. You can’t go higher. So you are falling now. But if you can’t get any lower… You will go back up again. Where am I right now? I don’t know. I… Hi, Changyeon. Why would I go there? Well… Yeah, but… What time is it? (“The Perfect Meatball”) Hello, Writer Kim. I’m Jeong Ina of Bitteul. I met you last time. Oh, hello. How have you been? I’ve been good. I have something to tell you about your manuscript. Oh, do you mind coming here? I’m near Bitteul now. It’s… It’s a book cafe called Maeum. If you walk toward Hapjeong Station, there’s a big intersection. (Writer Song Changyeon and Writer Bae Sanghui) I don’t think love ends because of things like obstacles and death. Love actually ends when you break a taboo. I promise you. If you want to love – Please don’t break… / – Ina. – Hello. / – I saved our spot. Come this way. Orpheus sacrifices his life to save Eurydice. But he breaks the taboo that he should never look back before he exits the underworld, and loses Eurydice again. What do you think, Writer Bae? When it comes to being in a relationship, Writer Bae is an expert. He’s my favorite author. Pardon? Writer Bae. Doesn’t love end because of a betrayal? It seemed like that in the TV show, “Love and War.” I guess he watches TV often. Next question, please. Raise your hand. Oh, the handsome man back there. Pass the microphone, please. Hello. I have a question for Writer Bae. From what I know, you haven’t been doing any other activities for the past few years and was only focused on writing. Yes. But you came out here today. Does it mean that your next book is going to be published soon? Well… I guess you can think that way. Thank you. There’s a rumor that his next book is taking some time because he has plenty of money. I’m writing a novel every year since they don’t sell well. My new book is only $13. Please buy my book! Thank you for coming today. Cheers! – Good job today. / – Congratulations. Thank you. I didn’t know that Ina is Writer Bae’s girlfriend. I was so surprised. I see… So, you’ve been dating for a long time. And one of you became a writer and one of you, an editor. That’s so cool. It’s like a movie. Cool? They are at war right now. Look at them. How should I put it? It’s like a person from a service company living with an evicted resident. Congratulations on winning. You are an actor, right? You are so handsome. I heard your novel won by a unanimous vote. Writer Bae. Let me pour you a drink. To be honest… I really wanted to meet you, Write Bae. I really love your book. “It’s Summer Time for Birds.” After I read that, I started writing novels. Oh. I think I read it more than 10 times. I started scribbling things since then and somehow ended up like this. I became a writer thanks to you. Is that so? Goodness. Writer Bae! The legend of 500,000 copies. You are indeed different. I’m so happy today. I got to meet Writer Bae at a bar like this and even Ina. They say, “Behind a great author, there’s a great editor.” I feel like I’ll do well as well. Don’t say that. Your works are really amazing. I should try my best. Well, let’s make a toast. Come on. For your love and for my book! – Cheers! / – Cheers! Wait… How old are you, Writer Kim? – I’m 31. / – 31? Why didn’t you call me? It was too sudden so I was out of it. But still… It looked like you were Changyeon’s sidekick. And Changyeon… Why did he have to call a busy person? You don’t have enough time. Sitting at home all day doesn’t help me write. Does it help if you are out here like this? Why aren’t you getting in? You go first. I’ll go after I smoke. Here we go. Good. Good. Try looking up. Nice. Good. That’s nice. Good. Good. Alright. This is nice. What do you think? I like it. It looks classy. – Then I’ll put this on the book. / – Okay. You came even for my profile photo. Thank you so much. Our CEO has high hopes. And it’s our very first literary award as well. I should do well. Oh, right. This… It’s our troupe’s play. Come with Writer Bae. Oh, you didn’t have to… You must come! It’s been a while since we came here. We came here often in the past, right? Why do I have to watch his play? Well… He’s your fan. He told me to come with you. I don’t like him. Why? He’s always smiling and he’s pretty like a girl. People said you were all about your face in the past too. I’m sure 100,000 of your copies were sold thanks to your face. What? Who buys a novel looking at the author’s face? There are people like me, you know. Let’s go. Oh! Come here. – Ta-da. / – It’s not pretty. – It matches my shirt. / – No. Look at you. – Try mine. / – I’m allergic to pink. Let’s go. (“Discovery of Love”) Writer Kim wrote and directed this play. He even stars in it. What is it? – Turn around. / – Why? Stay here. I’ll be back after I smoke. Okay. – Get out. / – What’s wrong? What is it? What’s wrong? Get out. I want to see the play, Ina! What… What’s wrong? What on earth is going on? – Go home. / – What? – Just go home. / – What… Go home, okay? Ms. Jeong! Hello, sir. You are here. Everyone is already inside. I didn’t know that they were all coming. Writer Kim gave us tickets. Oh… Really? You go inside. I want to smoke a cigarette. Sir. You should quit smoking. What’s wrong with you? Do you know why I can’t quit smoking? It’s because of Writer Bae. He’s trying his best. I saw a few editors who dated writers. It all ended badly. You should think straight too. Keep that in mind, okay? Okay, alright. Go on in. Let’s go inside. I’m home. Are you mad? No. I’m sorry about earlier. The CEO suddenly showed up… Okay. What’s wrong? I’m fine. Don’t worry about what he said. If you just give me a rough draft, I’ll talk him into it. You just worry about nothing and just write. You… Why did you become an editor? What? I thought about it while waiting for you. Why I became unable to write. Since then… There’s been only one thing that you want from me. Writing a novel. Well, that’s… You ask me how much I wrote as soon as you wake up. And you open up my laptop as soon as you get home! What on earth is our relationship? Are we even dating? When it’s time for you to get off work… I feel so frustrated. I feel so suffocated that I’ll go crazy. Ina. – Let go. / – Where are you going? Where are you going? How could you… How could you say that to me? I must’ve been crazy. Ina, please… I’m so sorry. (“The Perfect Meatball”) Have you read this? The new book. I think it’s interesting. – He got an award. / – It’s him. – He’s a rookie. / – Kim Minjae. (Amazing rookie Kim Minjae, won New Writer Award) Oh, for our company’s anniversary event… How many people are coming? – About 50 people. / – Alright. Inform our partners and writers one more time. Yes, sir. Reporters will be there too. They want to interview Writer Kim Minjae before the event, so prepare for it. Yes, sir. Okay then… Ms. Jeong, I need to talk to you. You want a second printing for “The Perfect Meatball?” Yes. It hasn’t even been two weeks, but it’s very popular. Many things have happened, but good job. Pay attention to PR as well. Yes, sir. And about Writer Bae… You know that he has less than a month now, right? Yes. I’ll cancel the contract right on that day so don’t be too upset. (Best New Releases, Books of the Month) (“The Perfect Meatball”) It must’ve been hard on you too being stuck in the middle. If his contract ends, you might feel at ease. I’ll sleep over at Gwijeong’s place today. (Bitteul’s 8th Anniversary) Congratulations. You are a smooth talker. You’re handsome and you speak so well. I’m sure you’ll do well on TV. Is everything ready? What’s wrong? Why are you here? I got the group text that everyone should come. Are you crazy? That doesn’t mean you should come. Writer Bae. I didn’t know you would be here. I was going to visit you anyway. It’s good that you came. To be honest, I thought that you would be able to get us a building. I had such high hopes for you. But… You never know what will happen to someone. So let’s end things nicely, okay? – Sir. / – Yes? That $100,000… Did I ask for it? What? I felt pressured so you even gave Ina a job… To talk me into it. It was you who talked me into it. Writer Bae. What do you mean, I talked you into it? This is a contract between a writer and a publisher. You should be responsible. If I didn’t pay you $100,000, I wouldn’t be like this. All you talk about is money. You make books but you have no philosophy and you just fawn over writers. What did you just say? Let’s go. You’re drunk. Let go. I must say what I have to say. I don’t want to work with you either. – Do you understand? / – Stop it. Writer Kim. Yes? Me? Yes, Writer Kim Minjae. He’s been flattering you with sweet words. But, watch out. He will abandon you if you become useless. He’ll abandon you one day. What’s wrong with you? Let’s go now! I’m not done yet! One more thing. Don’t go around saying you’re my fan and you started writing thanks to my book. – It makes you look cheap. / – Bae Sanghui, stop! Ina. – Jeong Ina. / – Let go. Listen to me! You are really strange. Do you know that? You are sensitive, selfish and self-centered. I tried my best to understand you. But today, I just can’t. What’s wrong with you? Why are you ruining yourself? What do you want me to do then? Everything is slipping through my fingers and I keep falling down. Do you know what it feels like to just watch? Don’t you see that I’m falling with you? You are not the only one who’s in pain! Ina. I don’t want this anymore. That your dream is my dream… That your success is my success… And that your failure becomes my failure. I don’t want that. I hate it. Don’t be like that. Everything is a mess. What do you want me to do? I tried my best. No… It’s not like that. It’s okay. It’s okay. It’s okay. Let’s go, Ina. Let’s go. Okay? Let’s give it back. What? $100,000. Let’s give it back. We can sell the house. We’ve had it enough. We tried our best. Don’t you agree? I do. Alright. Let’s sell it… Go somewhere else… And live differently. Okay. Sure. Let’s do that. Have you ever taught children to write? No. It may look easy but you have to work with children. I see. You wrote a novel. Oh, my. You wrote “It’s Summer Time for Birds?” Yes. You are quite famous. It’s been quite a while, right? Are you writing something new these days? Come on in. Come in. The location is really good. The subway station is just 5 minutes away. There’s a big supermarket nearby as well. And the living room is quite big for its size. It’s as good as an apartment. And the landlord is really nice. It’s a perfect house for newlyweds. Oh, are you two married? Pardon? Oh, we help the newlyweds to get loans for renting a house. The interest rate is very high. Nowadays, people register their marriage before they have the wedding ceremony. Excuse me. Where is the place for the washing machine? Oh, over here. What do you think? Did you like the house? Huh? Yeah… It wasn’t bad. If you like it, I’ll sign it. It’s your house. You should like it. I’m fine with anything. Sanghui. Yes? Should we register our marriage? What? Well… He said it’s easier to get a loan. Never mind. I didn’t mean it. Eat up. This? This goes into the bin. This one, I keep. Should I throw this away? This one is a bit… This won’t do. We need to get rid of at least one bookshelf. (“It’s Summer Time for Birds”) This… Why did you put it in there? I’m not going to read it. No. This doesn’t mean anything anymore. What’s wrong with you? What’s wrong with you? You wanted to organize. Yes, but not this. This is the last one. What are you doing? What? You are acting strange right now. What did I just do? I’m trying. Trying? I’m selling the house because you said so and I signed the house you liked. And I’m organizing the books as you said! What’s your problem? You are doing this because of me? Why do you always twist my words? That’s not what I meant. You are protesting right now. You are making me feel uncomfortable on purpose! Is it my fault… That we became this way? What do you mean, this way? What’s wrong with us? (“It’s Summer Time for Birds”) Get on. Ina! Oh! You are here. When will you come back? I’m not sure. I don’t want to think about anything and just read for a while. I’ve been battling it out with manuscripts but I wasn’t able to read books that I wanted to read. Good. That’s nice as well. I’m slow, you know. Reading a book, forgetting a person… Seeing after I’ve finished reading… There were so many errors. It took me 8 years to read him. How long will it take… To forget him? Gosh, this feels great. Maybe I should quit being a professor and live with you here. University sucks! (1 year later) Manager Jeong. Why do errors keep coming up? I find it every time I look at it again. It wasn’t there when I looked at it for the 2nd time. Letters always deceive you. That’s how it is for an editor. How can I not be deceived? Just… Keep… Looking. Until you see it. (Popular New Releases) (“The Long Good-bye”) (A romance novel that 500,000 people went wild) (Bae Sanghui’s new novel in 6 years) (“The Long Good-bye”) (Bae Sanghui) Okay, I’ll sing now. ♪ Congratulations, congratulations ♪ ♪ Congratulations to our 7th anniversary ♪ Now, make a wish… You are supposed to be a novelist. You aren’t romantic at all. We celebrate with the same cake every year. How can that be romantic? This isn’t a memorial. Let’s try a different cake next year. I need to take a photo… Get your own plate. It’s alright! It’s okay, I can save it. Give it here. I can make it look the same as before. Gosh, don’t use your hands! Are you that upset? – Come here. I’ll give you a hug. / – Stop it. – Come on. Let me hug you. / – Don’t! – I said don’t do it. / – Do you want a kiss? – Wash your hands. / – Come here. Let me kiss you. – Stop it! / – Let me give you a kiss! (Bye) (“The Long Good-bye”)

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