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Oldboy 18 rating

Park’s wilfully grotesque fable about an abductee trying to fathom the mysteries of his past.

Thriller 2003 120 mins

Director: Park Chan-wook


Dae-Su, a troubled drunk, is abducted and imprisoned over the course of 15 years, with only a TV for company. Upon his sudden release, he begins a violent journey to discover who his captor was. A winner at Cannes and a cult classic that solidified Park as one of Korea's finest directors, Oldboy's mix of ultraviolence and a puzzle-box plot has become a touchstone for a generation of filmmakers.