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Innocent Steps (2005)

Daenseo-ui sunjeong (original title)
Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama, Music | 28 April 2005 (South Korea)
Former acclaimed dancer Na Young-sae (Park Keon-Hyeong) attempts to make a comeback after his opponent, Hyun-soo (Yoon Chan), purposely injures him at a dance competition. At the suggestion... See full summary »

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Young-hoon Park
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Cast

Credited cast:
Moon Geun-young ... Jang Chae-rin
Keon-hyeong Park ... Na Young-sae
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Song Ha-Yoon ... (as Byeol Kim)
Yu-mi Jeong Yu-mi Jeong
Gi-su Kim Gi-su Kim
Ji-yeong Kim Ji-yeong Kim
Ji-yeon Lim Ji-yeon Lim
Park Won-Sang ... Ma Sang-doo (as Won-sang Park)
Chang Yun Chang Yun ... Jung Hyun-soo
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Former acclaimed dancer Na Young-sae (Park Keon-Hyeong) attempts to make a comeback after his opponent, Hyun-soo (Yoon Chan), purposely injures him at a dance competition. At the suggestion of dance studio manager Ma Sang-doo (Park Won-sang), Young-sae then brings to Korea Jang Chae-rin (Moon Geun-Young), an ethnic Korean from China whom he presumes is a renowned, talented dancer. To his surprise, Young-sae learns Chae-rin knows nothing about dancing and her soon-to-be married older sister, Chae-min, is the talented dancer. With only three months until the national dance championship, Young-sae trains Chae-rin, vowing to turn turn her a world-class dancer. Written by Wikipedia

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dancer | dance | x ray | samba | airport | See All (15) »

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Turning twenty, Longing to love...

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Comedy | Drama | Music | Romance

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Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Dances most of the familiar routines, but balanced by charm and honest dancing
4 June 2012 | by CoolestmoviesSee all my reviews

Typical underdog story about a fallen dance champ (Park Kyon-hyeong) forced pair up with a mousy Korean-Chinese immigrant (Moon Geun-young from A TALE OF TWO SISTERS) in need of citizenship in order to take back the crown. Plays all the familiar notes from just about any sport competition movie you'd care to remember, but cleverly opts out of the usual, predictable triumphant ending by having Moon enter the big dance finals with with Park's dirty rival (!). Moon's a doll in this, as she has been in everything she's been in so far (think LOVER'S CONCERTO or better yet, MY LITTLE BRIDE). WIth a face seemingly purpose-built for crying at the slightest hint of heartbreak, she can only be a natural; her character has to remain doe-eyed and lovestruck with Park, and typically selfless in spite of his harsh ways, while becoming a seasoned professional dancer in a very short period of time. Another reason I like a movie like this: the leads are actually required to DANCE. Their routines are modest, but frequent long tales reveal that they did indeed learn some killer moves. The championship dance is built from editing more than performer skill, but one can still see the effort being applied.


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Country:

South Korea

Language:

Korean | Mandarin

Release Date:

28 April 2005 (South Korea) See more »

Also Known As:

Innocent Steps See more »

Filming Locations:

Inchon, South Korea See more »

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$13,419,977
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Culture Cap Media See more »
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Runtime:

| (director's cut)

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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