Director: Park Chan-wook Run Time: 120 min. Format: 35mm Rating: R Release Year: 2003 Language: Korean
Starring: Hye-jeong Kang, Ji-tae Yu, Min-sik Choi
On the occasion of the release of Spike Lee’s Old Boy, Nitehawk is honoring Park Chan-wook’s original for two midnite showings in 35mm!
Park Chan-wook’s South Korean mystery/thriller/revenge film Oldboy follows Oh Dae-Su, a business man kidnapped on the night of his young daughter’s birthday. Imprisoned for fifteen years without knowing why, he is finally inexplicably released only to discover he has five days to find his captor. Finding himself still trapped in a web of conspiracy and violence, his own quest for vengeance becomes tied in with romance when he falls for an attractive sushi chef. Loosely based on the Japanese manga of the same name, Oldboy is the second installment of Chan-wook’s The Vengeance Trilogy and is a film Roger Ebert claimed was a, “powerful film not because of what it depicts, but because of the depths of the human heart which it strips bare.”