Lucid Dream (2017): The New South Korean Netflix Film About Lucidity


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I have to say, I’m very excited. This is the first film I’ve seen advertised about lucid dreaming that really made me sit on the edge of my seat and get interested.

Before we go any further, WATCH THIS TRAILER and get excited with me:

This is the first time since Anamnesis (web series, not a film) came out that I’ve been super excited about a lucid dreaming film that’s just been released. Lucid Dream (2017) is a new south Korean film about lucid dreaming, on Netflix.

Its directed by Kim Joon-sung and premiered worldwide in early June 2017. The director made the film based on his OWN experiences of lucid dreaming, making it that much more exciting. Inception was modeled on the experiences of it’s director as well, so this is good news!

The storyline of Lucid Dream

It’s about an investigative journalist who it’s trying to find his previously kidnapped/lost son. He enlists the help of another detective, and tries to dive deep into his memories of the abduction using various lucid dreaming methods.

Now straight away, I have to say this is really interesting, and the use of lucid dreaming to recover or explore memories that you might not be aware you have, is fascinating to me. I’ve always been a fan of using lucid dreaming for the more PRACTICAL things, and this is a great example of that.

Using lucid dreaming to recover lost memories

I’ve written before about how you can use lucid dreaming to practice various skills, improve your confidence or even remove fears from your mind but this is the next level.

Using lucid dreaming to explore a memory in MORE DETAIL than you could while being awake, is indeed possible. It requires a good deal of patience and practice though, as you need to be able to enter a lucid dream reliably, and communicate directly with the dream itself.

With lucid dreaming, you can as I’ve said before talk DIRECTLY to the dream, and when you do so, you’re effectively communicating with your subconscious mind. This is a part of your mind that you never normally have access to, and so many things are possible.

Is Lucid Dream accurate, scientifically?

As I analyse the film, I will update this section every week or so. For now, the only thing I can comment on is that in the trailer, one of the characters says:

‘If you make the wrong decision in a lucid dream, you can damage your brain severely’. This is of course fictional, as you can’t damage your brain by lucid dreaming.

Other trailers for Lucid Dream (2017)

I’ve found a few other trailers which show slightly more about the film, but not all of these have English subtitles, so watch whichever ones you like, or just get the film and watch it already!

Find Lucid Dream on Netflix!

You can check out this film on Netflix, so if you have an account just search for it there! If yo don’t have Netflix, you should be able to get a copy of this film here as well. Don’t forget to check out our list of other lucid dreaming films as well.