A deliveryman has to run for his life when he is he falsely accused of killing a presidential candidate in a car explosion.


Dong-seok No (as Dong-Seok Noh)


Ui Seok Cho, Kôtarô Isaka (based on the novel by) | 1 more credit »





Credited cast:
Dong-won Gang ... Kim Gun-woo
Eui-sung Kim ... Mr. Min
Seong-gyoon Kim ... Geum-chul
Dae-Myung Kim ... Jang Dong-kyu
Han Hyo-joo ... Sun-young
Yoon Kyesang ... Moo-yeol (as Kye Sang Yoon)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jun Kim Jun Kim ... Moo-yeol's son
Hye Rin Ryu Hye Rin Ryu ... Oyster woman
Hee-Jung So Hee-Jung So ... Autograph housewife
Kim Yoo-Jeong ... Soo-ah


Gun-woo (GANG Dong-won) is an honest and hardworking courier who even won a Model Citizen Award for saving a singer from a robbery incident. Out of the blue, his old friend Moo-yeol comes to visit him at work. With just a short moment to enjoy the pleasant surprise, Gun-woo witnesses a bombing incident that kills a presidential candidate right before his eyes. Moo-yeol tells Gun-woo that he is responsible for the bombing and that everyone will come after him as it is the agency's plan to make him the prime suspect. Gun-woo manages to flee from the scene but all evidences, including security camera footages, witness testimonies and fingerprints point toward him as the suspect. He meets former secret agent Mr. Min (KIM Eui-sung), who is an old friend of Moo-yeol and he helps out clear his name. Gun-woo must fight with all his strength to stay alive. However, as he tries to run away, everyone around him is put into dangerous situations, including old friends Dong-kyu (KIM Dae-myeung), ...

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Suspicious eyes everywhere. The world is chasing after him. See more »


Action | Thriller


Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Did You Know?


The film is based on the 2007 Japanese novel of the same name written by Kôtarô Isaka. It was also made into a film in Japan under the same title, in 2010. See more »


Kim Gun-woo: Why me?
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Remake of Golden Slumber (2010) See more »


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Performed by Dong-won Gang
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Golden Slumber Review: A decent action thriller which entertains despite of losing the momentum at times.
26 March 2018 | by Prashast_SinghSee all my reviews

Movie: Golden Slumber (15): Action/Thriller - Korean


  • The action sequences are exciting and delightful to watch.
  • Some thrills in the beginning are induced quite well, while some simply won't work if you've seen the trailer.
  • The film's running time is decent; it's not stretched too long.
  • Gang Dong-won delivers a decent act, and so do others.
  • Some emotional scenes work in the second half.
  • Technically, the film is a pure gem. The visual effects and cinematography have been handled very adequately.


  • The film loses momentum after a big action sequence and this is exactly where some inconsistency shows up.
  • The direction is not totally up to the mark: while the first half is excellently sketched, the second one looks slightly underdeveloped. Fortunately, the film picks up momentum at a high point, thanks to the action once again.
  • The character development of Gang Dong-won's character is not good in the second half. Some changes seem way too abrupt and may not go down well with all.
  • The inducement of some dramatic subplots at peak moments slows down the pace of the movie.

Repeat value: Only for the action sequences .

I had too many expectations because of the film being visually catchy and action packed. But GOLDEN SLUMBER is nevertheless an engaging action thriller which keeps you engaged for the most part. It stays true to its genre and that's good enough.

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16 February 2018 (USA) See more »

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