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Dancing Queen (2012 film)

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Dancing Queen

Promotional poster for Dancing Queen

Hangul 댄싱퀸

Hanja 댄싱퀸

Revised Romanization Daensing Kwin

McCune–Reischauer Taensing K'win

Directed by Lee Seok-hoon

Produced by Kim Nam-soo

Yoon Je-kyoon

Written by Lee Seok-hoon

Yoon Je-kyoon
Park Su-jin
Kim Hwi

Starring Hwang Jung-min

Uhm Jung-hwa

Music by Hwang Sang-jun

Cinematography Choi Jin-woong

Edited by Jin Lee

Production JK Film

Distributed by CJ Entertainment

Release date  18 January 2012

Running time 124 minutes

Country South Korea

Language Korean

Box office US$26.4 million[1]

Dancing Queen (Hangul: 댄싱퀸; RR: Daensing Kwin) is 2012 South Korean romantic comedy
film starring Uhm Jung-hwa and Hwang Jung-min. The film tells a story of a married couple, who
in the midst of their mundane lives decides to pursue their lost dreams. The husband finds
himself accidentally running for Mayor of Seoul and his wife decides to become a pop singer. It
was produced by JK Film and distributed by CJ Entertainment, and released on January 18,


 1Plot
 2Cast
 3Production
 4Reception
 5References
 6External links

Dancing Queen tells the story of Uhm Jung-hwa, who shares the name of the actress who plays
her. In the film, Uhm is a girl who dreamed about becoming a singer when she was young but
had to put her dream aside when she married Hwang Jung-min, who also uses his real name.
Although Hwang is a lawyer, he is always worrying about paying the rent.
One day, Hwang rescues a drunk man who falls off of a subway platform and becomes an
instant hero. His heroic act even pushes him into the political arena and he decides to run for
Seoul mayor. Things go along just fine until Uhm receives a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity in the
form of a proposal from an entertainment agency and she is forced to choose between her
dream and his. It’s not long before she realizes that she can’t give up her dream and she decides
to pursue both.
The film demonstrates that age is just a number and that dreams can sometimes come true.[3]

 Uhm Jung-hwa – Herself
 Hwang Jung-min – Himself
 Jung Sung-hwa – Jong-chan
 Lee Han-wi – Han-wi
 Ra Mi-ran – Myung-ae
 Oh Na-ra – Ra-ri
 Choi Woo-ri – Rinda
 Ah-Rong – Eve
 Lee Dae-yeon – Pil-je
 Jeong Gyu-su – Myung-goo
 Seo Dong-won – Jung-chul
 Park Sa-rang – Yeon-woo
 Lee A-rin – Dorothy
 Yeo Moo-young – Political party leader
 Seong Byeong-suk – Jung-hwa's mother
 Song Jae-ho – Jung-hwa's father
 Chun Bo-geun – young Jung-min
 Kim Young-sun – Jung-min's mother (flashback)
 Ma Dong-seok – Gay couple (cameo)
 Jo Dal-hwan – Manager (cameo)
 Lee Hyori – Judge of Superstar K (cameo)
 Son Hee-soon – Jung-hwa's Aunt

This is the third collaboration of singer-actress Uhm Jung-hwa and actor Hwang Jung-min. They
burned up the screen in the 2005 hit All for Love, with Uhm playing a stuck-up divorced doctor
and Hwang playing a foul-mouthed detective; the chemistry between the two boosted ticket sales
back then. They again starred together in Five Senses of Eros.[3]

The film is lauded for reflecting social issues,[4] as The Korea Times in its review said "What
makes the film interesting is that it opts to examine the psychology behind the precarious
situation, when a couple’s individual interest is at odds with the other".[5] While The Hollywood
Reporter quoted "Dancing Queen is polished entertainment with a subtle message, anchored by
an engaging (if physically awkward) performances and a suitably pulsating empowerment
According to data provided by Korean Film Council (KOFIC) it was the second most-watched film
in South Korea in the first quarter of 2012, with a total of 4 million admissions.[7] It ranked first and
grossed ₩9.3 billion in its first week of release[8] and grossed a total of ₩30 billion after seven
weeks of screening.[9]

1. Jump up^
2. Jump up^ "Dancing Queen (2011)". Korean Film Biz Zone. Korean Film Council. Retrieved 2012-
3. ^ Jump up to:a b "2012.2.3 Now Playing". Korea Joongang Daily. 3 February 2012. Archived
from the original on 26 January 2013. Retrieved 2012-04-24.
4. Jump up^ Park, Ji-won (8 February 2012). "Popular Korean Films Reflecting Social
Issues". Arirang News. Retrieved 2012-04-24.
5. Jump up^ Lee, Hyo-won (19 January 2012). "Queen brings zesty humor, touching drama". The
Korea Times. Archived from the original on 21 April 2012. Retrieved 2012-04-24.
6. Jump up^ Kerr, Elizabeth (20 March 2012). "Dancing Queen: Filmart Review". The Hollywood
Reporter. Retrieved 2012-04-24.
7. Jump up^ Hong, Lucia (9 April 2012). "Korean movies notch up higher number in 1Q ticket
sales". 10Asia. Retrieved 2012-04-22.
8. Jump up^ "South Korea Box Office: January 20–22, 2012". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved 2012-04-
9. Jump up^ "South Korea Box Office: March 2–4, 2012". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved 2012-04-42

External links[edit]
 Official website (in Korean)
 Dancing Queen on Facebook (in Korean)
 Dancing Queen at the Korean Movie Database
 Dancing Queen on IMDb


Films directed by Lee Seok-hoon


 2012 films
 Korean-language films
 South Korean films
 2010s romantic comedy films
 South Korean romantic comedy films
 Films directed by Lee Seok-hoon
 CJ Entertainment films
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