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Running time
120 min.
South Korea South Korea
Park Chan-wook, Hwang Jo-yoon (Manga: Nobuaki Minegishi)
Jo Yeong-wook
Chung Chung-hoon
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Show East Co. Ltd
Thriller. Mystery | Abduction / Disappearance. Revenge. Manga. Cult Movie. Live-Action
Movie Groups
Vengeance Trilogy
Synopsis / Plot
'Oldboy' features Choi Min-sik as a Korean businessman who is suddenly kidnapped and confined in a cell with only a television set. He makes various efforts to escape and even attempts to commit suicide, but all end up in failure. Dae-soo one day watches a news about his wife being murdered and he being wanted by the police. Feeling shocked and deeply grieved, Dae-soo begins to dig a hole in the room with a spoon to get his way out to revenge the lost of his wife on the real culprit.
2004: Cannes Film Festival: Jury Prize
2004: Sitges Fantastic Film Festival: Best Movie
2004: British Independent Film Awards (BIFA): Best International Independent Film
2005: Nominated for Critics' Choice Awards: Best Foreign Language Film
2005: Chicago Film Critics Association: Nominated for Best Foreign Language Film
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