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4.2
20,261 Ratings

Oldboy

올드보이

Directed by Park Chan-wook
South Korea, 2003
Drama, Thriller, Mystery

Synopsis

In this visually entrancing revenge thriller—the middle, and best known film in Park’s Vengeance Trilogy—Choi Min-Sik masterfully plays Oh Dae-su, an ordinary businessman who survives fifteen years of captivity in a single room only to be released and further tormented by his captor.

Our take

The centerpiece of Park Chan-wook’s thematic triptych, The Vengeance trilogy, is also one of the most popular international hits of the 2000s: an extreme hyper-surreal revenge saga that spasms with energy and has blown minds the world over. Winner of the Cannes Grand Prix. In HD.

Oldboy Directed by Park Chan-wook

Critics reviews

Chan-wook’s slick mindfuck single-handedly launched a vogue for all things Korean among Stateside genre enthusiasts; it may not hold much water as narrative, but as a display of technical skill and showmanship, it’s hard to beat.
November 22, 2013
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