Oldboy (2003, South Korea)

Original title: Oldeuboi

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Oldboy Oldeuboi 2003 crime mystery movie

Running time: 120 minutes

Language: Korean

Drunk Dae-su Oh on the way home to his wife and daughter is kidnapped and regains consciousness in room. He is held there for 15 years with TV as only companion. When released he sets out to find who kidnapped him and why.

Gloomy and brutally realistic movie from South Korea, but also one of the best mystery movies in history. Together with the main character we unveil the tiny parts of the plot that led to his kidnapping. Great movie - a must see!

Our rating

9.2 / 10

Movie value

10 / 10

Realism factor

4 / 5

Adventure factor

4 / 5

Story complexity

5 / 5



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Creators of Oldboy

Chan-wook Park films

Chan-wook Park

director

Chan-wook Park films

Chan-wook Park

screenplay

Chun-hyeong Lim films

Chun-hyeong Lim

screenplay

Joon-hyung Lim films

Joon-hyung Lim

screenplay

Jo-yun Hwang films

Jo-yun Hwang

screenplay

Garon Tsuchiya films

Garon Tsuchiya

screenplay

Cast of Oldboy

Min-sik Choi films

Min-sik Choi

as Dae-su Oh

Ji-tae Yu films

Ji-tae Yu

as Woo-jin Lee

Hye-jeong Kang films

Hye-jeong Kang

as Mi-do