The lives of two men are hopelessly entwined as they battle the demons of their past and compete for love. Kim Sun Woo (Lee Hyun Woo) and Lee Jang Il (Siwan) were polar opposites but became the best of friends in high school. But their lives go into a tailspin when an unscrupulous businessman kills Sun Woo’s father and pays Jang Il’s father a large sum of money to cover it up. The betrayal fractures the boys’ friendship while they both grow up unable to forget their painful pasts. Thirteen years later when the two men cross paths again, Jang Il (Lee Joon Hyuk) has become a prosecutor while Sun Woo (Uhm Tae Woong) has become the CEO of an investment company. With Sun Woo determined to seek revenge against Jang Il, are the two former friends destined to clash as they also compete for the love of two women, Ji Won (Lee Bo Young) and Soo Mi (Im Jung Eun)? “Man From the Equator” is a 2012 South Korean drama series directed by Kim Yong Soo.