Lucid Dream – a Kim Joon-Sung Sci-fi Thriller Film

Lucid Dream image from imdb.com

Lucid Dream image from imdb.com

 

Lucid Dream focuses on Dae-ho an investigative journalist whose son Choi Min-Woo is kidnapped while the two are at an amusement park.   Three years later the kidnapping still has not been solved by either the police or by investigators Dae-ho has hired.

When he hears about a new type of medical technology called Lucid Dream, Dae-ho researches it, finds the doctor in charge. He convinces her to let him use this cutting edge technology to find his son.  Little by little he gathers clues as he relives what happened that fateful day. Soon this information brings fruitful results.  And these results help him convince the police officer in charge of the case to take him seriously again.

I have not seen many Korean films, but this one is really good.  The film makes sense throughout and has more than one twist. One of them is obvious and although it is such, it doesn’t give away the ending  I especially liked that the film kept a lot of realism mixed in with the sci-fi and thriller elements.

Also, the film’s run time at about 111 minutes goes quickly. At no time did I feel the film start to drag.  From beginning to end Lucid Dream kept me engaged.   I plan to look for more Korean films to watch including those with actors Soo Go and Ho-jin Chun by this film’s director Kim Joon-seon.

 

Lucid Dream – a Kim Joon-Sung Sci-fi Thriller Film

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