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Directed byPark Chan-wook
Screenplay by
  • Hwang Jo-yun
  • Lim Jun-hyung
  • Park Chan-wook
Based on
Produced byLim Seung-yong
CinematographyChung Chung-hoon
Edited byKim Sang-bum
Music byCho Young-wuk
Show East
Distributed byShow East
Release date
  • 21 November 2003 (2003-11-21)
Running time
120 minutes[1]
CountrySouth Korea
Budget$3 million[2]
Box office$15 million[3]

Oldboy is a 2003 movie by Park chan-wook. This movie is based on the 1997 Japanese comic book. It is a mystery action movie about the contest of Oh Dae-su who was confined in private jail for 15 years (even he does not know why he was caged) and Lee woo-jin who confined Oh because of revenge. This movie deals especially and in detail with human hatred and revenge, and uses nice visual techniques to deal with sensational material.

The movie was nominated for many international movie festivals. It won 31 awards including Best Director at the Cannes Film Festival in 2004.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Oldboy". British Board of Film Classification. Archived from the original on 31 January 2020. Retrieved 26 March 2018.
  2. "Oldboy (2003) - Financial Information". The Numbers. Retrieved 16 February 2019.
  3. "Oldboy (2005)". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved 20 May 2008.