Oldboy (2003)


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Rated: R21

Released: 14 October 2004 (Singapore)

Runtime: 120 Min

Taglines: Imprisoned for 15 years… …5 days to seek revenge.

Genres: Action | Drama | Mystery | Thriller

Director: Chan-Wook Park

Writers: Garon Tsuchiya  (Story), Nobuaki Minegishi  (Comic)

Actors: Min-Sik Choi , Ji-Tae Yu , Hye-Jeong Kang

Country: South Korea

Language: Korean

After being kidnapped and imprisoned for fifteen years, Oh Dae-Su is released, only to find that he must find his captor in five days.


Abducted on a rainy night in 1988, the obnoxious drunk, Oh Dae-Su, much to his surprise, wakes up locked in a windowless and dilapidated hotel room, for an unknown reason. There, his invisible and pitiless captors will feed him, clothe him and sedate him to avoid committing suicide, and as his only companion and a window to the world is the TV in his stark cell, the only thing that helps Oh Dae-Su keep going is his daily journal. But then, unexpectedly, after fifteen long years in captivity, the perplexed prisoner is deliberately released, encouraged to track down his tormentor to finally get his retribution. Nevertheless, who would hate Oh Dae-Su so much he would deny him of a quick and clean death?

An average man is kidnapped and imprisoned in a shabby cell for 15 years without explanation. He then is released, equipped with money, a cellphone and expensive clothes. As he strives to explain his imprisonment and get his revenge, Oh Dae-Su soon finds out that his kidnapper has a greater plan for him and is set onto a path of pain and suffering in an attempt to uncover the motive of his mysterious tormentor.

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