K-Movie Review: Lucid Dream

Priyanka Padala, Hyderabad, Telangana

K-dramas and K-movies offer a diverse range of genres, from heartwarming rom-coms to exhilarating thrillers and suspense. There’s something for everyone to enjoy and discover in the world of Korean entertainment!

‘Lucid Dream’ is a 2017 South Korean mystery-thriller film. Kim Jun-sung made his directorial debut with this science fiction movie. His own experience with lucid dreaming and the 2010 films ‘Inception’ inspired him to write and direct this movie. As the name suggests, the entire movie revolves around the concept of lucid dreaming. A lucid dream is a type of dream where one is aware that they are dreaming and, to a certain extent, have control over their dreams.

The film begins with Go Soo portraying the role of Choi Dae-ho, who is in a tense discussion with his senior. He is a hard-working investigative journalist who exposes corrupt politicians and businessmen. This has earned him a lot of enemies who would wish for revenge. The movie gently turns onto a bright side with the visuals of a young child playing in his house.

Choi Dae-ho comes home to his adorable kid, Choi Min-ho, as he is the single father who takes care of him along with a nanny. The environment is quite cheerful as the father-son duo decide to spend their weekend at the amusement park. Things soon take an ugly turn as Dae-ho finds his son missing from his merry-go-round ride. Tensed, he looks around and tries to search for him when he is struck with a needle and loses consciousness. The last thing he sees before his vision turns hazy is the blurred image of his son being taken away by a man.


In the story, there is a three-year time jump where Choi Dae-ho is shown attacking an electoral candidate. This is because he is convinced that his enemies kidnapped his son as an act of revenge. The fact that no ransom was requested even after three years has passed since the kidnapping supports his belief. Choi Dae-ho remains determined to find his son, as he firmly believes that his son is still alive. He reaches out to the same detective who handled his son’s case years ago because he is desperate for any information that could lead to his son’s safe return. Together they pledge to find Choi Min-ho.

Meanwhile, Dae-ho stumbled upon an internet article about criminals being caught through lucid dreaming. He contacted his old friend So-hyeon, a physician who specializes in this therapy, to assist him in his search for his son. Despite the potential side effects, Choi Dae-ho was determined to undergo lucid dreaming to achieve his goal.

Picture Credits: HanCinema

As he reminisced about the day his son was kidnapped, Choi Dae-ho discovered a vital clue about the perpetrator — a peculiar tattoo on his hand. With assistance from a hamburger vendor at the amusement park, Dae-ho was able to track down the tattooed man. However, his optimism was short-lived when he learned that the man was hospitalized and comatose. Despite the bleak outlook, Dae-ho resolved not to abandon his quest to find his son.

Hope returned to him when he encountered a man in real life whom he had previously only met in his lucid dreams. This man possessed the unique ability to enter into other people’s dreams, making him a miracle worker. With his assistance, Dae-ho was able to enter the dream of the tattooed man who had kidnapped his son. However, they soon realised that if the tattooed man died, Dae-ho would become trapped in his dreams. As a result, the tattooed man’s vital signs began to drop, causing concern for all involved.

Find out if Dae-ho solves his son’s case, escapes the grip of the tattooed man’s dream, and discovers the truth about the kidnapping of Choi Min-ho by watching ‘Lucid Dream’ on Netflix. This movie will answer all your burning questions.

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46 Comments Add yours

  1. Moumita Mondal says:

    I haven’t watched this movie yet but the plot is really cool and will definitely watch it soon. Thanks for the great recommendation 💜

    1. Manya says:

      Great recommendation💗

      1. Adding it to my watchlist


    Thanks for the recommendation 🤩🤩🤩🤩amazing review 🩵🩵

  3. I gotta watch it now ❤️

    1. Anonymous says:

      Thank you ❤️ for recommending this movie!!!and article is so good 👍

  4. asmapandey12 says:

    Imagine ♥️♥️

  5. singh160833 says:



  6. aqsazea12 says:

    Haven’t watched this movie but the storyline and plot looks really promising. Thank you for the amazing review.

  7. Anonymous says:

    This is so fascinating definitely going to watch ..korean movie’s never disappoint 🤩

  8. Anonymous says:

    The genre is lit…Korean movies never disappoint 💯❤️❤️

  9. Dikshitha says:

    Thriller movies are the best …I love such stories definitely going to watch this drama…. awesome article you did justice to the movie❤️❤️❤️

  10. Devanshi Bisht says:

    The story line super interesting🪄
    Thank you for the article ❤️

  11. Devanshi Bisht says:

    Great recommendation.

  12. Gangavathi S says:

    I personally love to watch thrillers. This movie has such a cool plot definitely will watch it later. The article really gave such an glance of what the movie is related to. Good one!

  13. sheetalkataria08 says:

    Gonna watch it soon 😃

  14. Anonymous says:

    Excellent movie…

    1. mamonim161 says:

      I haven’t seen this, but after reading this wonderful review, it’s been successfully added to my watch list😌

  15. samiyaparvez15 says:

    My favourite genre <3

  16. Anonymous says:

    Going to watch it soon

  17. Pavani Nandyala says:

    Going to watch it soon

  18. hema13srini says:

    Woww..Lucid Dream is really a great recommendations 🥰🥰🤗

  19. hema13srini says:

    Wowwww..It’s a great Movie and a must watch 🥰

  20. rynwrsi says:


    1. Rahana says:

      I will watch it for sure😍

  21. On my watchlist now

  22. areezasaifi1 says:

    woah amazing 😮

  23. Tirna says:

    It is written so amazingly. I would definitely watch it. ❤

  24. Anonymous says:

    Definitely will watch 😍

  25. Navya Sharma says:

    Definitely will watch 😍

  26. shreeyuktabanerjee says:

    adding another movie to my list!

  27. SABITRI MANNA says:

    Fabulous movie 🎬 .

  28. SABITRI MANNA says:

    Fabulous movie 🎬 . Well written 👏

  29. damnnn.. looks interesting

  30. shaikhanjum999xy says:

    Amazing 😍

  31. Shilpa says:

    Great review

  32. aanchaltekriwal says:

    Now I’m particularly curious to see how Dae-ho solves his son’s case, breaks free from the tattooed man’s dream, and learns the truth about Choi Min-ho’s kidnapping.

  33. Jayati Vyas says:


  34. svt says:

    The article got me incredibly excited to watch this K-Movie. Thanks for the insightful write-up, @priyanka_shivanand ! Can’t wait to dive into this cinematic journey.

  35. DJ says:

    Looks interesting 🤩



  37. dasbandita288 says:

    I will surely watch it

  38. Rahana says:

    I will watch it for sure😍

  39. Thankyou for the recommendation. Added to my watchlist

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