Wonderful Nightmare

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Wonderful Nightmare
Wonderful Nightmare (미쓰 와이프).jpg
Theatrical poster
Directed byKang Hyo-jin
Produced byCha Sang-min
Written byKim Je-yeong
StarringUhm Jung-hwa
Song Seung-heon
CinematographySohn Won-ho
Edited byShin Min-kyung
Distributed byMegabox Plus M
Release date
  • August 13, 2015 (2015-08-13)
Running time
123 minutes
CountrySouth Korea
Box officeUS$6.6 million[1]

Wonderful Nightmare (Hangul미쓰 와이프; RRMisseu Waipeu; lit. Miss Wife) is a 2015 South Korean romantic comedy film starring Uhm Jung-hwa and Song Seung-heon.[2][3][4][5][6]

The early Korean working title literally translates to Wonderful Nightmare (Hangul멋진 악몽; RRMeotjin Akmong), which was retained for the international English title.[7]


Yeon-woo is a successful lawyer who gets into an automobile accident leading her to fall into a coma. She wakes in heaven to find that her death was a clerical error and it was actually an old woman with the same name who was meant to die.

To hide the mistake, she is asked to live as another woman – a housewife who was also killed by mistake – for just one month. Married to a very ordinary civil servant named Sung-hwan with a difficult teenage daughter and a precocious six-year-old, Yeon-woo finds herself changing in unexpected ways as well as facing challenges she hasn’t faced before.


  • Uhm Jung-hwa as Lee Yeon-woo[8][9][10]
  • Song Seung-heon as Kim Sung-hwan[11]
  • Kim Sang-ho as Chief Lee
  • Ra Mi-ran as Mi-sun
  • Seo Shin-ae as Kim Ha-neul
  • Jung Ji-hoon as Kim Ha-roo
  • Lee Seung-ho as Choi Kyung-hoon
  • Lee Jun-hyeok as Section chief Choi
  • Kim Byung-chul as Jin-man
  • Go Soo-hee as Head of women's society
  • Kim Jae-man as Section chief Park
  • Jo Duk-jae as Doo-man
  • Hwang Geum-byul as Senior Jo
  • Yoon Boo-jin as Hyun-seo's mother
  • Lee Mi-yoon as Sung-soo's mother
  • Park Yoo-mil as Min-ah's mother
  • Lee Yong-nyeo as Kyung-rae
  • Lee Woo-joo as Hyun-seo
  • Yoon Joo as Ji-min
  • Seol Ji-yoon as Ji-min's mother
  • Kang Eun-ah as So-ra
  • Bae Min-jung as Woman in formal dress
  • Kim Young-moo as Kyung-hoon's lawyer
  • Lee Jong-goo as Mr. Kim, the guard
  • Heo Jung-eun as Chan-mi
  • Lee Hye-rin as Ji-woo
  • Kwon Soo-jung as young Yeon-woo
  • Ahn So-yeon as student-age Yeon-woo
  • Park Sang-hyuk as Yeon-woo's assistant
  • Baek Chul-min as Park Chan-jin
  • Hwang Suk-ha as Team leader Kim
  • Yang Do-yeon as Lawyer Park
  • Kim Byung-choon as Principal (cameo)
  • Yeom Dong-heon as Head of the district (cameo)
  • Kim Hye-na as Yeon-woo's mother (cameo)
  • Choi Il-hwa as Chairman Park (cameo)
  • Jung Ji-yoon as Pharmacist (cameo)
  • Jung Yoo-suk as Public prosecutor Choi (cameo)


A Chinese remake was released in 2017, titled Beautiful Accident. It was directed by Ho Wi Ding and stars Gwei Lun-mei and Chen Kun.

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Recipient Result
2015 52nd Grand Bell Awards Best Actress Uhm Jung-hwa Nominated


  1. ^ http://www.koreanfilm.or.kr/jsp/films/index/filmsView.jsp?movieCd=20143513
  2. ^ Baek, Byung-yeul (29 July 2015). "Wonderful Nightmare, a tearjerker comedy". The Korea Times. Retrieved 28 August 2015.
  3. ^ Choi, Hee-suk (13 July 2015). "Song Seung-heon, Uhm Jung-hwa 'want to try each other's lives'". K-pop Herald. Retrieved 30 July 2015.
  4. ^ Ha, Soo-jung (15 October 2014). "Song Seung Heon and Uhm Jung Hwa Cast as Married Couple in Wonderful Nightmare". enewsWorld. Retrieved 9 May 2015.
  5. ^ Noh, Jean (24 March 2015). "Korea's M-Line has Wonderful Nightmare". Screen International. Retrieved 9 May 2015.
  6. ^ Kil, Sonia (24 March 2015). "HK FilMart: M-Line Dreams Up Wonderful Nightmare". Variety. Retrieved 9 May 2015.
  7. ^ Kim, June (27 November 2014). "UHM Jeong-hwa and SONG Seung-heon to Play Husband and Wife". Korean Film Biz Zone. Retrieved 9 May 2015.
  8. ^ Won, Ho-jung (5 August 2015). "Herald Interview: Actress Uhm Jeong-hwa eager for more roles, challenges". The Korea Herald. Retrieved 5 August 2015.
  9. ^ Kim, Hyo-eun (10 August 2015). "A diva takes on the dreaded role of ajumma". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved 11 August 2015.
  10. ^ "Uhm Jung-hwa Escapes from Single Life in New Rom-Com". The Chosun Ilbo. 13 August 2015. Retrieved 13 August 2015.
  11. ^ Kim, Yeon-ji (31 July 2015). "An actor tries to spread his wings". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved 6 August 2015.

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