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Oldboy (올드보이) (2003)

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Min-sik Choi Min-sik Choi
Dae-su Oh
Ji-tae Yu Ji-tae Yu
Woo-jin Lee
Dae-han Ji Dae-han Ji
No Joo-hwan
Dal-su Oh Dal-su Oh
Park Cheol-woong
Byeong-ok Kim Byeong-ok Kim
Mr. Han
Seung-Shin Lee Seung-Shin Lee
Yoo Hyung-ja
Jin-seo Yoon Jin-seo Yoon
Lee Soo-ah


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Garon Tsuchiya Garon Tsuchiya
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Laugh and the world laughs with you.

7 years, 8 months ago at Nov 22 12:59
8 votes
''Laugh and the world laughs with you. Weep and you weep alone.''

After being kidnapped and imprisoned for 15 years, Oh Dae-Su is released, only to find that he must find his captor in 5 days.

Min-sik Choi: Dae-su Oh

Ji-tae Yu: Woo-jin Lee

Oldboy(2003); Now this is the ultimate mind-fucks of revenge stories. You can honestly see that ... read more

Required Viewing!

10 years, 9 months ago at Oct 20 20:49
5 votes
What a fantastic movie. It was recommended to me by a friend a couple years ago and just recently did I get around to watching it; if I knew what I was in for I would have definitely found time sooner! I would much rather have a film stay with you after the credits have finished rolling and Oldboy definitely does that.

It is a very mysterious movie and always has you guessing as to... read more

Bloody Brilliant

9 years, 3 months ago at Apr 10 5:54
4 votes
Brilliant and disgustingly so. Min-sik Choi did a wonderful performance with his character. The transformation from drunken lout to tormented soul was excellent then add into that moments of insanity. I'm sure playing a man who has been imprisoned in solitary confinement for 15 years was hard but I felt he pulled it off enough to make it believable.
The story line was great and had me just... read more
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After being kidnapped and imprisoned for 15 years, Oh Dae-Su is released, only to find that he must find his captor in 5 days.
Release date: 21 November 2003
UPC: 842498030042
Tags: Drama (48), Revenge (46), Thriller (31), Action (31), Korean (29), 2000s (25), 2003 (23), Incest (23), Mystery (23), Korea (22), South Korea (17), Suicide (17), Kidnapping (17), Violence (16), Torture (15), Foreign (12), Martial Arts (12), Asian (11), Imprisonment (10), Based On Manga (10)
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