- Park Chan-Wook
- Choi Min sik, Ji tae Yu
A gut wrenching epic revenge fantasy about a Seoul businessman who wakes up one day to find he’s a prisoner in a room. He is never told who has imprisoned him, or why. When he is freed 15 years later, he discovers he has only five days to find his captors. More audacious than Kill Bill, Oldboy won the 2004 Cannes Grand Jury prize. As powerfully humanistic as it is violent, it contains a tooth pulling scene that makes the one in Marathon Man look like routine dental work. “Part of the current vanguard of extreme Korean cinema, Park marries the vibrant style of the Hong Kong action scene to the disturbing psychosexual currents running through many new films from his native country.” (The Onion) Spike Lee’s remake is coming out on November 27, so see the original first!