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Plot: An average man is kidnapped and imprisoned in a shabby cell for 15 years without explanation. He then is released, equipped with money, a cellphone and expensive clothes. As he strives to explain his imprisonment and get his revenge, Oh Dae-Su soon finds out that his kidnapper has a greater plan for him and is set onto a path of pain and suffering in an attempt to uncover the motive of his mysterious tormentor. Runtime: 120 mins Release Date: 20 Nov 2003
After going through the comments, i must say i'm impressed how many people out there don't have a slightest clue of beauty or intelligent screenplays. there are so many comments from people that totally disliked the movie. which is plain and simple not possible, if you got an open mind and a open heart and are not drunk . I would compare it to chocolate. You may find it too sweet and prefer bitter chocolate. or you like white chocolate more. Or you got diabetes and can only sometimes eat one. But people that totally dislike chocolate scare me to death. Same goes for Oldboy, you gotta <more>
admit some of the genius art-form it contains. Its everything in there. Its heartwarming , disgusting, intelligent, beautiful and lead with outstanding performance of any actor . You HAVE to like something, cause it wont get much better. Its chocolate. If you disliked the movie so much and on a constant basis, why even bother to write a comment? My guess is you just could not follow the movie at all. which is my only guess actually. well enough rambling.:::::::::: Bottom Line :::::::::If you call common sense, and a human heart your own and like "challenging" movies, go and see it NOW. i recommend the original korean version with subs I also recommend the pre- and sequel to this movie. just browse Chan Wook Park If you think "The Fast and the Furious" is the best movie ever made, please do not even bother to watch Oldboy, and spare others your "brilliant" reviews.
If only we were all living in Asia.... (by bur_007)
To start off; This is the one and only film that kept me quiet for a whole 5 mins after seeing it. I literally couldn't close my mouth, and yet there wasn't any sound coming out of it. Oldboy had such an impact on me that words are too little to describe that impact. Therefore this film is definitely in my top 3 films ever made. It belongs there because it has a massive ingredient that a lot of films seem to miss out on; a divine plot. Even though the acting and screenplay are world class, the plot is really the cherry on the cake.When it comes to screenplay Park Chan-Wook is unique <more>
at least for western standards in his way of filming. The colours are so vivid and it seems like he wanted every shot to be a piece of art. One tip: If you like the shooting in 'Oldboy', have a look at 'Sympathy for Lady Vengeance', the third part in Park's revenge-trilogy. It's even superior to the camera-work in 'Oldboy'. Don't, however, expect a story like Oldboy's, because you would be very disappointed.When it comes to acting and the music, this film is also one of the better films ever made. The music sticks in your head and every time I put in my Oldboy-DVD and the theme-song comes up, I'm just flooded with good memories even though the plot doesn't have a single reason to be happy about . The characters are also presented very well by the outstanding cast. Especially Choi Min-Sik and Yu Ji-Tae set a very convincing performance. I really appreciate this film being respected as it should be, by having a place in the top 250. If, however, it was up to me it would be even higher in the ranking. I don't see why films like 'The Usual Suspects' or 'Memento', which are fantastic pieces of film-making and which without a doubt deserve a place in the top 250, are higher in the top 250 than 'Oldboy'. They serve the same cause; a fantastic plot. But those plots can't stand in the shadow or even come close to the plot of 'Oldboy'. The one and only reason is that those two films are better known and from a western production company. If we were all living in Asia, no doubt 'Oldboy' would be in the top 20 of all time. My advice to people who haven't watched this film yet: Go see it! This is definitely a must- see. If you have a weak stomach, pull yourself together and still watch it. Don't be as shallow as a lot of people here tend to be. Look beyond the violence and see the things I mentioned before: world class acting, cinematography, music and last but certainly not least the plot. Once you've opened yourself up you'll find a whole new world of cinema. Enjoy!
I looked at program for today and I saw movie "Oldboy". I read plot and I liked it. What I expected is decent thriller from very good South Korean cinematography,something like "Salinui chueok ". But once again I was wrong. "Oldboy" is masterpiece, so unusual from all other movies. I've seen lots of violence on screen and to me this isn't nothing new but I think that people under 18 really shouldn't watch this one. It's because movie is brutal and I don't think that younger ones would fully understand this one.To say something about plot is <more>
quite impossible because I don't know where to begin. If I start talking about the movie I could tell few important things and I know that people often read other comments because they didn't watch that movie. So,I'm going to say only what I read before watching this movie.On his daughter's birthday, Oh Dae-su gets drunk and soon he's arrested by the police. His best friend No Joo-hwan somehow manages to get him out of jail and when No Joo-hwan is making a phone call Oh Dae-su disappears. Someone kidnap's him and puts him into room during 15 long years.But one day he's released.That's the plot. Very interesting, you should watch this movie and then judge it. By the rating on IMDb this movie is in top 250 movies. Now I can understand why. This plot that I wrote doesn't reveal the greatness of the people who wrote the script. I bow to them because this movie is so good, with all those twists and it really represents a whole new wave of making a movie, of writing a script and of acting in it. About direction and actors I can say only good things. Director Park Chan-wook won prize Grand Jury at Cannes. That's enough about direction part. About actors. I can say that I'm impressed by one actor:Choi Min-sik. He's amazing in major role and he showed great potential. I hope I will see him again in some good movie.I cannot say anything more because I could reveal some secret and I don't wanna do that to all new viewers. Only a recommendation. Beautiful, intelligent masterpiece of movie that I highly recommend for everyone with strong stomach and too all of you who want to see one excellent, but sick story. 10/10
I've scored this a 9 but I think I may have been a little harsh! I have just read a review that says the reviewer cannot understand the hype. I can see no hype. Everything the film promised and more was delivered. This is a truly wonderful film. It is beautifully acted, brutally and painstakingly directed and as good a display of raw emotion as I have witnessed in any language. The story is gripping, the characters believable and well rounded, the emotion human and the feeling I was left with at the end of the film is one of awe. And that was after I had watched it twice. Honestly, this <more>
is a truly, truly wonderful film. Do not miss it under any circumstances!
One of most well-made films I've ever seen (by max8791)
I decided to check this movie out after Ebert's 4 star rave review, and the cult status this movie has received and was also intrigued by the sexy-looking Ultimate Edition , so I decided to rent it. I was VERY surprised at how different it was than I expected it to be - I expected a ton of violence and not much in the way of writing or acting. The first time I saw it, I wasn't blown away, just kind of like whatever.When I watched it for the second time, however, I really started to notice how well it's made, in addition to liking it more. Every shot is bursting with background <more>
detail, a great amount of attention on the production design the theme of a certain color in a scene was restrained, yet perfectly balanced . The actors really gave it all, especially the 2 male leads who really blew me away. The music is a varied mix of beautiful classical music and some pretty cool techno. The screenplay is brilliant; the characters are developed very well, extremely complex, and the plot is not only ingenious, but the payoff and twists are 1000x better than any Shamaylan movie.Simply put, from a technical point of view, it's one of the best movies ever. From a critic's point of view, it is a very well-done movie that goes a little overboard in sex and violence, and is just a little strange.
Oldboy takes a hammer and "batters" its American equivalents, leaving them as pulped as a chewed up squid. Park Chan Wook displays what America misses with his ultra-stylish, ultra-violent thriller. Why watch Ben Affleck fail spectacularly to summon any displayable talent, when Min sik Choi serves up a memorable role as the disturbed, vengeful Dae Su Oh, in the second of the Vengeance trilogy. Park skillfully creates a compelling plot that will have you guessing through the entire film, up until the final shocking revelation. The Cinematography expertly done by Jeong-hun Jeong, who <more>
also worked on the follow up to this film, Chinjeolhan geumjassi. Everything about this film is done in style and panache and creates a memorable experience, and has many memorable scenes.Many people accuse this film of being "unrealistic". These people forget that this a film, not a documentary. No one complains About Star Wars being unrealistic, and rightly so. Films have a right to stretch out reality, don't forget the reason it does this is to be entertaining.Although the film has strong violence of a graphic nature, I advise you to watch it, if only to broaden your perspectives of world and Asian cinema.
Old Boy prays on things that South Koreans hold VERY dear--family, honor, and personal freedoms. The 15 year imprisonment is an affront to the personal freedoms, and the family and honor part is apparent I don't want to give it away . In order to TRULY appreciate it, you must understand the deep seeded nature of these values. To give this movie an overall classification, I would say Quentin Tarantino meets your favorite mind game/mystery. The movie is, however, GREAT on many more levels. For example the torturous nature of the incarceration is brilliantly portrayed; you truly feel for <more>
the character. The element of mystery is unpredictable especially for American audiences with reveals coming at just the right time. There is also a scene in which our hero mows down about 40 henchmen in a narrow hallway. It is filmed in ONE SHOT. The only reason this film did not win overall best at Cannes Film Festival is because Farenhight911 was the political favorite in France. Overall it is worth reading the subtitles, even if you are not a foreign film fan.
Compelling yet disturbing film used as a scapegoat by media (by smitstachowski)
If you look at the awards this title has won, you will see that critics worldwide rated the film very highly when it came out. The story is one that has already been remade by the Americans - a man is imprisoned for 15 years by someone he has never seen, released - given a cellphone and five days to find out why he was imprisoned and identify his captor. Harrowing, excellent acting with the true horror not coming from guns but from a shocking personal realisation at the end of the film. Sadly, as is always the case after a mass murder, the media and the public are looking for an easy solution <more>
as to why Cho Seung-Hui murdered American students on a rampage. He was pictured in poses which the press tagged as those struck in OLDBOY but these are used by any soldier, terrorist or nutter. I'm sorry this film has borne the brunt of the backlash - Cho Seung-Hui was mentally ill - this film did not cause him to go mad, he was sick. Back to the movie, this will stick with viewers after watching. I'm glad to have a DVD copy of it.
Having heard good things from a friend of mine and noting it's current lofty position in the top 250 coupled with several interesting good and bad reviews, 'Oldboy' intrigued me both with it's premise and Korean origins. I subsequently obtained the newly released 2-disc special edition and settled in to watch, not entirely sure what to expect. In short I was blown away. Having only recently become acquainted with this wonderful site iMDB and having resolved to sharpen my cinematic knowledge and radar I couldn't have hoped for a better starting point. Striking visual <more>
content, strong performances and a wonderful score are to name but a few of the film's qualities. As I said, I was blown away. The central character is Oh-Dae Su, randomly and mysteriously abducted and incarcerated against his will for 15 years in a makeshift 'prison' resembling a dilapidated motel. The central theme of the picture transpires that it's not who is responsible for this, but why they did it to him and how he proceeds to uncover this with the 'help' of both his nemesis Lee Woo-Jin and new love, Mi-Do. As the story unravels and moves towards it's conclusion the film reveals itself to be a dark, twisted, enigmatic masterpiece. The colour scheme throughout the film renders it almost cartoonish in style: both vivid and dull greens, purples and reds form the common thread and each come to symbolise different things. This and also effective use of contrast and imagery the film's opening shot is that of Dae-Su's clenched fist grasping the straining tie of a suicidal businessman combine to at times mesmerising effect. Little touches, like the opening credits collapsing as if the hands of a clock to show that a pivotal aspect of the movie is the passage of time are scattered throughout the film, rendering it on a base level a visual feast of impressive proportions. I personally found the plot and it's twists refreshingly original. Unexpected, shocking and unlike anything i've encountered before. Certainly the final revelation in the penthouse as Lee Woo-Jin illustrates visually his shocking final revenge on Dae-Su, 15 years in the making, followed by Dae-Su's symbolic, self-inflicted penance took my breath away. This film provided a wonderful, startling insight into what world and particularly Asian cinema has to offer and that to me makes 'Oldboy' a seminal work and one that will linger on in the memory.