A high school teacher in 1983 and a detective in 2015 join forces through their dreams to change the perilous fate of the woman they both love - 30 years apart.


Jae-young Kwak (as Jae-Yong Kwak)


Jeong-un Oh
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Credited cast:
Lim Soo-jung ... Yoon-jung / So-eun
Jo Jung-Suk ... Ji-hwan
Lee Jin-Wook ... Gun-woo
Jin-young Jung ... Detective Kang
Ki-woo Lee ... Detective Lee
Joo-Wan On ... Teacher Park (as Ju-wan On)
Tae-Ri Lee ... Kang Seung-bum (as Min-ho Lee)
Jeong Woong-in ... Kang Hyeong-chul
Sin-hwan Jeon Sin-hwan Jeon ... Biology Teacher
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ji-Hoon Kim ... Counseling center detective #2
Kwang-Hyeon Kim Kwang-Hyeon Kim ... Teacher of Misung Highschool


In 1983, high school teacher Ji-hwan is attacked by a pickpocket. In 2015, homicide detective Gun-woo is shot during a chase and loses consciousness. Both men are taken to the same hospital in different time periods, and both their hearts stop and miraculously start again at the same time. A mysterious force binds them together, allowing them to see through each other's lives in their dreams. Soon realizing that the woman they love strikingly resemble each other and that they are in fatal danger, the two men must team up to trace the past and change her destiny. Written by CJ Entertainment

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Since That Day, Their Dreams Became a Window Connecting Two Worlds


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Filming began October 1, 2014 and finished February 1, 2015 in Jongno, Seoul, Korea. The last scene filmed is set in the present day and involves the first time Gun-Woo (Lee Jin-Wook) sees So-Eun (Lim Soo-Jung). They meet during a New Year's Eve celebration. About 200 extras gathered for that scene. See more »

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Time travel in your dreams
23 July 2016 | by tenshi_ippikiookamiSee all my reviews

"Time Renegades", the English title of this movie, is a thoroughly enjoyable movie, that keeps the viewer's attention during its running time, even if it falls on some shortcomings.

In the New Year's Eve celebrations of 1983 and 2015, two men, a teacher and a policeman, are shot and barely survive. Surprisingly, soon afterwards they start to dream about each other's lives, and it all becomes quite more complicated when the policeman of 2015 meets a woman that is the exact copy of the teacher's girlfriend in 1983. And things become even more entangled when he discovers that the teacher's girlfriend was killed in the past. Both men will try to change time and history and save their loved ones.

As with almost all other time travelling stories, "Time Renegades" suffers from not being able to justify itself very well, and of not making much sense in some occasions. On the other hand, it is very competently done, the action is nice (even if overdone a couple of moments), both story lines hold by themselves quite well, and more important, interconnect to each other in a fun way, full of twists and surprises (even if some of them will be seen by a mile away). The acting is good and the direction sound and stable, and doesn't show off too much. The rhythm doesn't slow much in any moment, and apart from one cringe and unnecessary melodramatic moment, it holds a steady pace.

Totally worth watching.

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Release Date:

13 April 2016 (South Korea) See more »

Also Known As:

Nguoi Dich Chuyên Thoi Gian See more »


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$6,068, 17 April 2016

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