Oldboy Movie Review Summary

Actors: Min-sik Choi, Ji-tae Yu, Hye-jeong Kang, Dae-han Ji

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OLDBOY is a Korean movie co-written and directed by Chan-wook Park (Joint Security Area, Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance) in 2003. This film earned the Grand Prize of the Jury of the 2004 Cannes Film Festival and five South Korean Academy Awards.
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One evening, in 1986, Dae-su Oh is kidnapped and locked in a room. During 15 years, he will stay in this room unaware of the identity and the motives of his kidnappers and with only a TV set as companion. Once released, lead by the desire of vengeance, Dae-su starts his investigation. He meets Mi-do, a young girl who'll take care of him and help him in his search.

Dae-su Oh's kidnapper is Woo-jin Lee, one of his old schoolmates. One day in school, Dae-su had spied on Woo-jin making love to his own sister Yoo and spread the world around him. When Yoo, unable to bear the rumor, committed suicide, Woo-jin Lee decided to take revenge on Dae-su.
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Actual chase scenes or violence 20%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 40%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 40% Time/Era of Movie:    -   present 2000+ Crime & Police Story?    -   Yes Taboo Sex Story?    -   Yes Crime story:    -   criminal kidnappers Kind of story:    -   incest Criminal enemy is...    -   crazed boy/girlfriend/family member

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Age:    -   40's-50's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   Other Asian


Asia/Pacific    -   Yes Asian country:    -   the Koreas City?    -   Yes City:    -   dangerous Misc setting    -   prison

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   very gory visuals of deaths and torture Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   actual description of sex    -   seeing breasts Kind of violence:    -   guns Unusual forms of death    -   dropped from large heights

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