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Oldboy (2003)  link to Oldboy on IMDb  link to trailer on IMDb

Number: 984

poster Oldboy

IMDb Rating:
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8.4/10 (464242 votes)

Country: South Korea, 120 minutes

Spoken Languages: Korean

Genre(s): Action, Thriller, Drama, Mystery

Director(s): Chan-wook Park

Video Codec: Unknown

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 avert a desperate 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. 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. However, who would hate Oh Dae-Su so much he would deny him of a quick and clean death?



photo Min-sik Choi Min-sik Choi Dae-su Oh
photo Ji-tae Yu Ji-tae Yu Woo-jin Lee
photo Hye-jeong Kang Hye-jeong Kang Mi-do
photo Dal-su Oh Dal-su Oh Park Cheol-woong
photo Byeong-ok Kim Byeong-ok Kim Mr. Han

Medium: Media file,

Loaned: No

Aspect ratio: 2.35:1