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Tazza (TV series)

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Also known as  War of Flowers
Based on  Tajja by Huh Young-man
Genre  Gambling Drama Romance
Directed by  Kang Shin-hyo
Written by  Seol Joon-seok Jin Heon-soo Im Jung-ki
Starring  Jang Hyuk Han Ye-seul Kim Min-joon

Tazza (Hangul: 타짜; RR: Tajja) is a 2008 South Korean television series starring Jang Hyuk, Han Ye-seul, Kim Min-joon, Kang Sung-yeon, Son Hyun-joo and Kim Kap-soo. It aired on SBS from September 16 to November 25, 2008 on Mondays and Tuesdays at 21:55 for 18 episodes.


The series is based on a manhwa of the same name by Huh Young-man and Kim Se-yeong, which was also made into the 2006 live-action film Tazza: The High Rollers.


Kind and warm-hearted, Goni (Jang Hyuk) only hopes for a better life for his single, hard-working mother (Park Soon-chun). He first starts gambling to make money to buy her a sewing machine, and even encourages her remarriage with local photographer Dae-ho (Lee Ki-young). What Goni doesn't know, however, is that his stepfather used to be Jirisan's notorious swindler and that Goni's best friend Young-min (Kim Min-joon) is actually plotting against Dae-ho. In the end, Dae-ho is killed because of Young-min, and Goni is framed. He lands in jail where he learns the ins and outs of gambling in the card game hwatu (Hangul: 화투; lit. "war of flowers"). Upon Goni's release, he has only one goal: to gamble his way to the top and exact revenge on Young-min and his mastermind uncle Agwi (Kim Kap-soo).

Main characters

  • Jang Hyuk as Kim Goni
  • Han Ye-seul as Lee Nan-sook / Mi-na
  • Kim Min-joon as Young-min
  • Kang Sung-yeon as Madam Jeong
  • Son Hyun-joo as Go Kwang-ryeol
  • Kim Kap-soo as Agwi
  • Supporting characters

  • Yeo Jin-goo as young Goni
  • Lee Han-na as young Nan-sook
  • Im Hyun-sik as Pyeong Kyeong-jang
  • Lee Ki-young as Kang Dae-ho, Goni's stepfather
  • Park Soon-chun as Soon-im, Goni's mother
  • Im Ji-kyu as Sung-chan
  • Jang Won-young as Kye Dong-choon
  • Oh Jung-se as Kwang-tae, Nan-sook's brother
  • Kim Ji-young as Young-min's aunt
  • Lee So-jung as Pyeong Yoo-ra
  • Ahn Nae-sang as Myung-soo, Goni's father
  • Kwon Tae-won as Bool-gom ("Brown Bear")
  • Song Jong-ho as Ahn Se-hoon
  • Park Yong-soo as General Choi
  • Shin Seung-hwan as Goni's friend
  • Seo Dong-soo as Yong-pal
  • Jo Sang-gu as Jjakgwi
  • Baek Chan-ki as Chief priest Gam
  • Bang Kil-seung as Doksa ("Viper")
  • Kim Sung-hoon as Dong-choon's acting boss
  • Kim Yang-woo as swindler
  • Jeon Chang-gul as prison official
  • Awards

    2008 SBS Drama Awards
  • Excellence Award, Actor in a Special Planning Drama: Jang Hyuk
  • Excellence Award, Actress in a Special Planning Drama: Han Ye-seul
  • Excellence Award, Supporting Actor in a Special Planning Drama: Son Hyun-joo
  • Best Young Actor: Yeo Jin-goo
  • Top 10 Stars: Han Ye-seul
  • International broadcast

  • It aired in Vietnam from August 5, 2009 on HTV3, under the title Canh bạc nghiệt ngã.
  • References

    Tazza (TV series) Wikipedia

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