Old Boy

Release Date: March 25, 2005
Limited release

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If I had a hammer, I'd hammer in the morning.

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35/85 Kim Hollis A graphic, Shakespearean examination of revenge.

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Winner of the Grand Jury Prize at the 2004 Cannes Film Festival, the Korean film Old Boy has been building so much buzz that a North American remake is already in the works with director Justin Lin (Better Off Tomorrow) at the helm.

The story centers around an average man who is - for some strange reason - kidnapped, his family murdered. He is imprisoned in a hotel room, but given no explanation as to why he is being held. Suddenly, after 15 years, he is released, given money, a cell phone and expensive clothes to wear.

As the protagonist attempts to exact revenge and discover the reasons for his imprisonment, he soon finds that his kidnapper has further plans for him - plans that may serve to be even worse than his 15 years of imprisonment. (Kim Hollis/BOP)

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Main Cast Min-sik Choi, Ji-tae Yu, Hye-jeong Kang
Supporting Cast Dae-han Ji, Dal-su Oh, Byeong-ok Kim
Director Chan-wook Park
Screenwriter Jo-yun Hwang, Chun-hyeong Lim, Chan-wook Park
Distributor Tartan Films
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Official Site http://films.tartanfilmsusa.com/oldboy
Rating R
Running Time 120 minutes
Screen Count 4
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