Oldboy (2003)


Oldboy (2003)
Oldeuboi (original title)

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?
South Korea
IMDb   8.4 /10
Metacritic   77 %
TheMovieDb    8.3 /10
FilmAffinity   7.9 /10
Release Date2003-11-21
Runtime2h 0mins
GenreAction, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Content RatingR (R)
AwardsTop Rated Movies #67 | 40 wins & 20 nominations.
CompanyShow East, Egg Films
CountrySouth Korea
Woo-jin Lee
No Joo-hwan
Park Cheol-woong
Yoo Hyung-ja (as Seung-Shin Lee)
Young Dae-su
Young Woo-Jin (as Ahn Yeon-Seok)
Young Joo-hwan
Young-hee Lee
Young-hee Lee
Clock Store Lady
Young-ae Kim
Young-ae Kim
Elevator Lady
Mi Mi Lee
Mi Mi Lee
Dental Nurse
Night Teacher