After being kidnapped and imprisoned for fifteen years, Oh Dae-Su is released, only to find that he must find his captor in five days.
“Oldboy” is a South Korean psychological thriller film directed by Park Chan-wook and released in 2003. The movie is based on a Japanese manga of the same name by Garon Tsuchiya and Nobuaki Minegishi.
The plot revolves around Oh Dae-su, a man who is imprisoned in a small room for 15 years without knowing why. When he is suddenly released, he embarks on a quest for vengeance and to uncover the truth behind his captivity. Along the way, he meets a young female sushi chef named Mi-do, who becomes his ally in his search for answers.
The film won several awards, including the Grand Prix at the 2004 Cannes Film Festival. It is known for its unique visual style, inventive action scenes, and its exploration of themes such as revenge, morality, and the consequences of one’s actions. The film has been praised by critics and is considered a classic of South Korean cinema.