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Oldboy (2003)

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Coming Out at 21 November 2003 in theaters

“Oldeuboi”

Action, Drama, Mystery

Oldboy is neo-noir action thriller film co-written and directed by Park Chan-wook. It is based on the Japanese manga of the same name written by Garon Tsuchiya and illustrated by Nobuaki Minegishi. Oldboy is the second installment of The Vengeance Trilogy, preceded by Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance and followed by Lady Vengeance.

The film follows the story of Oh Dae-su, who is imprisoned in a cell which resembles a hotel room for 15 years without knowing the identity of his captor or his captor’s motives. When he is finally released, Dae-su finds himself still trapped in a web of conspiracy and violence. His own quest for vengeance becomes tied in with romance when he falls in love with an attractive young sushi chef.

In 1988, a businessman named Oh Dae-su is arrested for drunkenness, missing his daughter’s fourth birthday. After his friend Joo-hwan picks him up from the police station, Dae-su is kidnapped and wakes up in a sealed hotel room, where food is delivered through a trap-door. Watching TV, Dae-su learns that his wife has been murdered and he is the prime suspect. He passes the time shadowboxing, planning revenge and attempting to dig a tunnel to escape.

Director: Chan-wook Park

Writers: Garon Tsuchiya, Nobuaki Minegishi (comic), Chan-wook Park, Joon-hyung Lim, Jo-yun Hwang

Stars: Min-sik Choi, Ji-Tae Yoo, Hye-jeong Kang, Byeong-ok Kim, Seung-shin Lee, Yeon-Seok Yoo

Cast:

Min-sik ChoiDae-su Oh
Ji-Tae YooWoo-jin Lee
Hye-jeong KangMi-do
Dae-han JiNo Joo-hwan
Dal-su OhPark Cheol-woong
Byeong-ok KimMr. Han
Seung-shin LeeYoo Hyung-ja
Jin-Seo YoonLee Soo-ah
Dae-yeon LeeBeggar
Kwang-rok OhSuicidal Man
Tae-kyung OhYoung Dae-su
Yeon-Seok YooYoung Woo-Jin
Il-han OoYoung Joo-hwan
Su-hyeon KimChief Secretary
Seung-jin Lee
Su-kyeong Yun
Myung-shin ParkWoman
Yi YongDelivery Boy
Joe CappellettiYoung Dae-su (voice)
Mari DevonBeautician (voice)
Crispin FreemanWoo-jin Lee (voice)
Steve KramerNewscaster / Cop 1 (voice)
Sherry LynnMi-do (voice)
Michael McConnohieDae-su Oh (voice)
Stephanie ShehLee Soo-ah (voice)
Kirk ThorntonPark Cheol-woong (voice)
Kari WahlgrenHypnotist (voice)

Sources: imdb & wikipedia

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