OLDBOY is 80% Certified Fresh!
Winner: Grand Prix at the 2004 Cannes Film Festival, obtained high praise from the President of the Jury, director Quentin Tarantino.
No. 78 in Empire Magazine’s Top 100 Best films of all time: Click Here
New 4K HDR re-mastered version coming in 2018, with a restoration of the original 35mm negative.
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.
The digital re-mastered version is the fruition of a digital restoration project directed under Park himself.
“It’s very old as it was made during the analogue age. It was a pity to see dusty, streaked prints being screening all over the world. I’ve wanted to make a digital version for a long time,” Park was quoted as telling Yonhap News.
The visuals have been revamped via color correction and a cleanup process, to be free of scratches and dust. The editing and audios remain the same however.
Choi Min-sik – Oh Daesu
Gang Hye-jeong – Mido
Yoo ji-tae – Lee Woo-jin
Director – Park Chan-wook
Writer – Park Chan-wook
Producers – Dong-Joo Kim Seung-yong Lim
Executive Producer – Dong-Ju Kim
Production Company – Egg Film Co. Ltd.
Winner of 18 awards including Grand Prize of the Jury Cannes 2004
Best Film Sitges (2004)
Best Asian Film Hong Kong Film Awards 2005
Best Foreign Independent Film BIFA 2004
“A brilliant masterpiece” AIN’T IT COOL NEWS
2003 | South Korea | 120 minutes (35MM)
Premiered at the Cannes Film Festival 2004
December 10, 2015