Oldboy


Oldboy

Overview:

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

Votes 1918 (8/10)

Runtime: 120 minutes

Release Date 2003-01-01

Budget: $3,000,000.00

Revenue: $14,980,005.00

Tagline: 15 years of imprisonment, five days of vengeance

Production company:

  • Egg Films
  • Show East

Production country:

  • South Korea

Genres:

  • Drama
  • Thriller
  • Mystery
  • Action

Further Information

Oh Dae-su
Choi Min-sik
Choi Min-sik
Lee Woo-jin
Yoo Ji-tae
Yoo Ji-tae
Mi-do
Kang Hye-jung
Kang Hye-jung
Mr. Han
Kim Byeong-ok
Kim Byeong-ok
Park Cheol-woong
Oh Dal-su
Oh Dal-su
No Joo-Hwan
Ji Dae-Han
Ji Dae-Han
Young Dae-su
Oh Tae-kyung
Oh Tae-kyung
Lee Soo-ah
Yoon Jin-Seo
Yoon Jin-Seo
Yoo Hyung-ja
Lee Seung-Shin
Lee Seung-Shin
Beggar
Lee Dae-yeon
Lee Dae-yeon
Young Woo-jin
Ahn Yeon-suk
Ahn Yeon-suk
Suicidal Man
Oh Gwang-rok
Oh Gwang-rok
Lee Woo-jin (young)
Yoo Yeon-seok
Yoo Yeon-seok
Director
Park Chan-wook
Park Chan-wook
Creature Design
Nobuaki Minegishi
Nobuaki Minegishi
Screenplay
Hwang Jo-yun
Hwang Jo-yun
Screenplay
Lim Chun-hyeong
Lim Chun-hyeong
Screenplay
Lim Joon-hyung
Lim Joon-hyung
Screenplay
Park Chan-wook
Park Chan-wook
Producer
Seung-yong Lim
Seung-yong Lim
Executive Producer
Dong-ju Kim
Dong-ju Kim
Editor
Kim Sang-beom
Kim Sang-beom
Director of Photography
Chung Chung-hoon
Chung Chung-hoon
Music Supervisor
Seoung-chul Lee
Seoung-chul Lee
Production Design
Seong-hie Ryu
Seong-hie Ryu
Costume Design
Cho Sang-kyung
Cho Sang-kyung
Line Producer
Jae-Duk Hen
Jae-Duk Hen
Production Sound Mixer
Sang-wook Lee
Sang-wook Lee
Original Music Composer
Young-wuk Cho
Young-wuk Cho

Eky

I’m sure that all of you can always spot a film with good acting, superb plot and great cinematography easily but when it comes to a thriller that possesses all those above quality, it would be such a rarity. OldBoy here, second installment from The Vengeance Trilogy directed by Park Chan-wook (Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance, OldBoy, Sympathy for Lady Vengeance) really have them all, good story, powerful acting and the most horrifying and clever end twist if not genius. In fact no matter how many times you see this, the twist would still be awesome. The theme of revenge here is taken to the next level, to its supremacy for it’s really carefully-planned. OldBoy has a mind-bending assortment of drama, thriller, romance and beautifully spiced up with sadistic plot, shocking elements, ultra violence and clever psychological twist. Imagine yourself captured, locked in a room for 15 years, not knowing why and who did it and when you finally escaped and thought it’s all over, you were wrong and here’s the punching line, the direct punch to your stomach. Min-sik Choi as Oh Dae su really acted well, he really got us carried away by dragging us into the mystery that surrounds his life, into the depression he’s been feeling and into the deep well of his curiosity. Once again, OldBoy is a way too remarkable, when “revenge” isn’t merely knife-chopping or gun-battling. Enough said.

manwhonose

This is definitely one of the films to see before you die. It's seat-squirmingly unsettling, shocking and very violent. It's a journey into a truly disturbed mind; a mind, which - like yours will be - is unable to cope with what it discovers. This film is brilliantly twisted. It has a thread of the most wonderful, blackest humour running through it, a sense of complete disorientation and enough plot twists and turns to sustain your interest. Not one of the best revenge thrillers I've seen - simply THE best!

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