After being mysteriously kidnapped and imprisoned with no human contact for 15 years, Oh Dae-Su (Choi Min-sik) is suddenly released without any explanation. In a twisted game of cat and mouse, he has only five days to retrace his past, track down his captors, and get his revenge.
An incredibly influential thriller from master filmmaker Park Chan-wook, Oldboy has been part of several “greatest films of all time” lists from Empire Magazine to /Film to the BBC. For a closer look at the film, check out Brian Eggert’s essay on Deep Focus Review or director Park Chan-wook’s breakdown of the infamous hallway fight scene in a recent video for Vanity Fair. You can also see Park’s reactions to Letterboxd reviews of his film here. Be a part of Oldboy‘s return to theaters for the first time in 20 years and see this cult classic restored and remastered in stunning 4K at IU Cinema this Friday and Saturday!
“Given its highly stylish presentation, the unfolding mystery, several notable sequences, and a tremendous all-in lead performance from Choi Min-sik, it’s easy to see why the film has stood the test of time.” — Aaron Neuwirth, We Live Entertainment