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Oldboy

With no clue how he came to be imprisoned, drugged and tortured for 15 years, a desperate businessman seeks revenge on his captors.

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Shakespearean in its violence, Oldboy also calls up nightmare images of spiritual and physical isolation that are worthy of Samuel Beckett or Dostoyevsky.

Dae-Su is an obnoxious drunk bailed from the police station yet again by a friend. However, he's abducted from the street and wakes up in a cell, where he remains for the next 15 years, drugged unconscious when human contact is unavoidable, otherwise with only the television as company. And then, suddenly released, he is invited to track down his jailor.

Director
Chan-wook Park
Cast
Min-sik ChoiJi-tae YuDae-han JiHye-jeong KangDal-su OhByeong-ok Kim
Genres
Film Noir, Thrillers, Crime Thrillers
Country
South korea
Language
Korean
Available
Nov 10 2014
Grand Prix
Cannes Film Festival

Shakespearean in its violence, Oldboy also calls up nightmare images of spiritual and physical isolation that are worthy of Samuel Beckett or Dostoyevsky.