Dir. Park Chan-wook. 2003, 120 mins. Blu ray. With Choi Min-Shik, Yu Ji-tae, Kang Hye-jeong. In this visually entrancing revenge thriller, Choi plays Oh Dae-su, an ordinary businessman who survives fifteen years of captivity in a single room only to be released and further tormented by his captor. As Dae-su uncovers the mysteries of his kidnapping, he leaves behind a trail of horrific vengeance. An international box office success, Oldboy cemented director Park’s reputation as a master of cruel pulp, and demonstrates Choi’s agility at split-second pivots from brutal emotion to heartless violence.
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