Mr. Idol

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Mr. Idol
Mr. Idol poster.jpg
Hangul Mr. 아이돌
Revised Romanization Mr. A-i-dol
Directed by Ra Hee-chan
Produced by Kim Seong-cheol
Written by Lee Gyu-bok
Ra Hee-chan
Starring Park Ye-jin
Ji Hyun-woo
Music by Park Gyeong-jin
Cinematography Park Yong-soo
Edited by Moon In-dae
Release date
  • November 3, 2011 (2011-11-03)
Running time
114 minutes
Country South Korea
Language Korean

Mr. Idol (HangulMr. 아이돌; RRMr. A-i-dol) is a 2011 South Korean film written and directed by Ra Hee-chan. Ra called it, "a movie that captures young people's dreams through music."[1]

Ji Hyun-woo, Jay Park, Jang Seo-won and Randy Kim play four young men who come from different walks of life to form an idol band, united by their love of music. Though musically talented, they are far from mass-produced pop material, and the movie portrays their rigorous training process under a producer (Park Ye-jin). But a powerful figure in the music industry (Kim Su-ro) tries to interfere with their rise to superstardom.[2]


Oh Goo-joo was once a famous producer, but she left the music industry after one of her idol group members died in an accident. One day, she encounters Lee Yoo-jin who was kicked out of an agency called Star Music after years of training to become a singer. Goo-joo believes Yoo-jin could be a star and produces an idol group called Mr. Children. Its members include: the leader Yoo-jin who cares only about singing; dancer Ji-oh who is the one and only person possessing an idol-like air in the band; vocalist Hyun who used to run a karaoke; and rapper Ricky who learned Korean through rapping. They go through intense training under Oh Goo-joo.

Soon, the band attracts public attention, and their fans increase exponentially. They become the most famous rookies in K-pop in 2011. But Sa Hee-moon, the Korean music industry tycoon who heads Star Music, regards Mr. Children as a real pain in the neck, and tries everything to make the band break up. Just seven days before the K-pop Festival, Star Music uploads an old video of Yoo-jin in which he shared his disparaging view of K-pop music. The video spreads and rumblings of disbanding are heard. Can Mr. Children survive in this cutthroat music industry and become the idols of the nation?[3]



  1. ^ Lee, Hyo-won (6 October 2011). "Film to portray making of K-pop idols". The Korea Times. Retrieved 2013-07-29. 
  2. ^ Lee, Jin-ho (27 October 2011). "Mr. Idol, a Music Drama for Teenagers". enewsWorld. Retrieved 2013-07-29. 
  3. ^ "Mr. Idol (2011)". The Chosun Ilbo. 4 November 2011. Retrieved 2013-07-29. 

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