Oldboy is a 2003 South Korean neo-noir action thriller film co-written and directed by Park Chan-wook. It is based on the Japanese manga of the same name written by Garon Tsuchiya and illustrated by Nobuaki Minegishi. Oldboy is the second installment of The Vengeance Trilogy, preceded by Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance and followed by Lady Vengeance.
In 1988, a businessman named Oh Dae-su is arrested for drunkenness, missing his daughter's fourth birthday. After his friend Joo-hwan picks him up from the police station, Dae-su is kidnapped and wakes up in a sealed hotel room, where food is delivered through a trap-door. Watching TV, Dae-su learns that his wife has been murdered and he is the prime suspect. He passes the time shadowboxing, planning revenge and attempting to dig a tunnel to escape.
|author||Garon Tsuchiya Hwang Jo-yun Nobuaki Minegishi Park Chan-wook|
|award||Cannes Film Festival Grand Prix|
|events||incest revenge solitude suicide|
|genre||action live-action mystery thriller|
|keywords||adopt arrest attack audio recording beg cell phone chinese restaurant dig discover fight hotel room hypnosis imitate kidnap kill learn murder penthouse penthouse apartment phone call plan police station present day prime suspect private prison record shadowbox stab sushi restaurant talk taunt walk watching tv wealthy man|
|nomination||European Film Award for Best Non-European Film|
|recordedAt||New Zealand Seoul|
|theme||high school narrative neo-noir solitude south korean|