Directed: Chan-wook Park
Cinematography: Jeong Jeong-hoon
A husband and father is mysteriously kidnapped and held hostage in a hotel room for 15 years. Needless to say, it’s time for revenge.
Being the second movie in director Chan-wook Pak’s “Vengeance Trilogy”, “Oldboy” is masterfully shot, flawlessly acted, and brutal. This movie is such a serious movie, and watching you are just pulled in so deep, I was fully concentrated on it the entire 120 minutes it was on my screen.
Dae-Su Oh, was a korean businessman on the way home to see his daughter to give her a present for her birthday, when he was mysteriously taken. He woke up later in a hotel room, a room in which he was kept hostage for 15 years without being given any reason as to why he was being held. After the 15 years he was released as mysteriously as he was captured, not knowing what to do he wandered through the streets, which led to him meeting a beautiful sushi chef named Mi-Do, who takes pity on him and brings him home to her apartment. The rest of the movie Dae-Su Oh, with the help of Mi-Do, tries to finds his kidnapper. A LOT of stuff happens throughout this search unfortunately I can’t tell you, I just don’t want to spoil the movie.
What I can tell you though is that, as I said before, this movie is brutal, and should not be watched by the kiddies, or anyone who is squeamish when it comes to graphic content and very serious topics. If you aren’t squeamish though this movie is amazing. You should also check out the other two movies in the “Vengeance Trilogy”