2 user

Dance with the Wind (2004)

Baramui jeonseol (original title)
2:02 | Trailer
Pungshik has lived in a boring life and met a school friend Man-su one day accidentally,who seduced women teaching dance and suck the money from the rich women. Pungshik despised Man-su but... See full summary »






Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Woo-jin wakes up in a different body everyday, regardless of age, gender and nationality. Sometimes he's a man, a woman, old, young, or even a foreigner. He's the same person on the inside,... See full summary »

Director: Jong-Yeol Baek
Stars: Hyo-ju Han, Seo Joon Park, Juri Ueno
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Yoon-Jung accidentally calls a stranger, instead of her boyfriend, and has phone sex with the unknown man. When her relationship with boyfriend turns sour, she meets Hyun-Seung, and falls ... See full summary »

Director: Sung-hyun Byun
Stars: Seong Ji, Ah-jung Kim, So-yul Shin
Salut d'Amour (2015)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Sung-chil is a grumpy 70-year-old man who lives alone and works part-time at the local supermarket. Jang-soo, owner of the supermarket and president of the city's redevelopment project, has... See full summary »

Director: Je-kyu Kang
Stars: Geun-hyeong Park, Yeo-jeong Yoon, Jin-woong Jo
Comedy | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A true-crime enthusiast and a washed up cop facing demotion launch a joint murder investigation to help a mutual friend who is wrongfully charged with murder.

Director: Jeong-hoon Kim
Stars: Sang-Woo Kwon, Dong-il Sung, Yeong-hie Seo
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A lawyer and a prosecutor take on a murder case the has no evidence or a body.

Director: Jong-ho Huh
Stars: Sun-kyun Lee, Go-eun Kim, Hyeong-seong Jang
Inside Men (2015)
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A former political henchman seeks out revenge for being dropped by a ruthless politician while a determined investigator tries to find proof of a connection between the two of them.

Director: Min-ho Woo
Stars: Byung-hun Lee, Seung-woo Cho, Yun-shik Baek
Joa-haejo (2016)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A notoriously shrewish TV drama writer and a Korean wave star who fight like cats and dogs every time they meet; a spinster flight attendant landlady and a nosy chef tenant who build a ... See full summary »

Director: Hyeon-jin Park
Stars: Ah In Yoo, Ji-Woo Choi, Esom
Veteran (2015)
Action | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A detective hunts down a young and successful man.

Director: Seung-wan Ryoo
Stars: Jung-min Hwang, Ah In Yoo, Hae-jin Yoo
Wonder Boys (2000)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

An English Professor tries to deal with his wife leaving him, the arrival of his editor who has been waiting for his book for seven years, and the various problems that his friends and associates involve him in.

Director: Curtis Hanson
Stars: Michael Douglas, Tobey Maguire, Frances McDormand
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

After a prosecution lawyer is framed and convicted for murder, he tries to catch the real murderer from jail with the help of a con artist.

Director: Il-Hyeong Lee
Stars: Jung-min Hwang, Dong-won Kang, Jin-mo Joo
White Night (2009)
Mystery | Romance | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A pawnbroker is found murdered in a remote town. Police suspect that he was murdered by an acquaintance, as even the most experienced investigator on the case could identify no signs of ... See full summary »

Director: Shin-woo Park
Stars: Suk-kyu Han, Ye-jin Son, Soo Go
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Ji-woong is a loser who can't find a job so he lies to his mom for money, but his mom abruptly cuts him off one day, and he becomes homeless. But that same day, salvation arrives in the ... See full summary »

Director: Jung Hwan Kim
Stars: Ye-seul Han, Joong-ki Song, Sang-Yeob Lee


Credited cast:
Sung-jae Lee ...
Park Pung-shik
Sol-Mi Park ...
Song Yeon-hwa
Su-ro Kim ...
Kan-hie Lee ...
Jung-Hee Moon ...
Ji-yeon (as Jeong-hie Moon)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Se-dong Kim
Jeong-min Park


Pungshik has lived in a boring life and met a school friend Man-su one day accidentally,who seduced women teaching dance and suck the money from the rich women. Pungshik despised Man-su but he got to be fascinated by dance as soon as starting learning dance. He traveled to learn dance from the master over the country. Now he is a legendary dancer but only in a dance club and as a gigolo although he think himself as an artist. Yeon-Hwa, the female cop should catch him as a gigolo and approaches him... Written by greta@naver.com

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

based on novel | See All (1) »


Comedy | Romance



Official Sites:



Release Date:

9 April 2004 (South Korea)  »

Also Known As:

Dance with the Wind  »

Box Office


$2,500,000 (estimated)

Company Credits

Production Co:

,  »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs


Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »

Did You Know?


A legend about an ordinary man who becomes the extraordinary King of Dance. See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

A Fresh new Asian touch to the dance film tradition…
22 June 2004 | by (New York) – See all my reviews

Released in April 2004 in Korea, the movie premiered in North America at the New York Asian Film Festival (http://www.subwaycinema.com) on June 22. In the tradition of the all time dance classic, 'Strictly Ballroom (1992)', and perhaps more akin to the satirical aspect of the more recent 'Shall We Dance (1996)', 'Baram' tells the story of an ordinary thirty-some Korean male, whose accidental passion for ballroom dancing brought him afar from his otherwise painfully ordinary life. Yes, it does sounds familiar to all those who loved the Japanese hit movie 'Shall We Dance (1996)', which is about an awkward middle aged white-collar male who stumbled upon a new passion; however, Baram creates an entirely different, sharp, new, and twisted edge to the dance scene, which could only be appreciated with some understanding of the Korean subculture, the seedy, behind-the-scene world of the so-called 'cabarets' and gigolos (called 'Jaebi' in Korean slang).

This directorial debut of Park, Jeong-Woo, Korea's current 'hot commodity' due to his sharp and witty screenplays of many recent comedy hits ('Attack the Gas Station' 'Kick the Moon' 'Breakout'), is a wickedly funny, and gently touching film, with trendy and candid camera work that characterize the rising Korean cinematic 'new-wave' movement. Notable is the fact that this is the first Korean movie ever made about dance (in the modern world), and Park succeeds in delivering a cinematic introduction to the Korean 'dance scene'. Baram is also quite successful as a social satire, criticizing the way in which social norms and misconceptions in a conservative society could lead innocent passion into something else altogether. The acting is at times contrived, but somehow believable, and the twirling dance steps of the actors themselves (after six months of training!) are so candidly captured, that if you have the least penchant for any kind of dance, you'll find yourself humming to the familiar tunes and discreetly trying out some of those steps on the sidewalk on your way home.

Despite the subject, there is no nudity – a cinematic triumph in its own right (!) – a must-see for all! 9/10

8 of 8 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Dance with the Wind (2004) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: