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4.1
19,308 Ratings

Oldboy

올드보이

Directed by Park Chan-wook
South Korea, 2003
Drama, Thriller, Mystery
  • French, Korean
  • English, French

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

Awards & Festivals

Cannes Film Festival

2004 | Winner: Grand Prize of the Jury

European Film Awards

2004 | Nominee: Screen International Award

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