Showing at 11:59PM on Saturday, April 9, 2005
More International Films, Midnight Movies, Narrative Features
Saturday, April 9, 2005 at Midnight at Regal Winter Park Village
Sunday, April 10, 2005 at 9:45pm at Regal Winter Park Village
SOUTH KOREA, 2003, 119 MIN, IN KOREAN W/ENGLISH SUBTITLES
DIRECTED BY CHAN-WOOK PARK
(ALSO SHOWCASED DURING MIDNIGHT MOVIES)
Guilty only of a big mouth and a penchant for drink, Dae-su simply cannot understand his kidnapping, imprisonment on trumped-up charges that he murdered his wife, and 15-year absolute isolation. On the eve of his intended escape, Dae-su is released into a changed world, friendless, fugitive, and bent on revenge. The question before him is not who imprisoned him, but why—and he must solve the riddle within five days or the one thing he loves will be destroyed. Winner of Cannes Film Festival’s Grand Prix du Jury, OLDBOY blends elements of traditional revenge thrillers with echoes of Hitchcock, Todd Browning, and Alexandre Dumas to attain the blackest of humor and the deepest of tragedy. Sometimes exhilaratingly witty, sometimes excruciatingly brutal, Chan-wook Park’s ultraviolent masterpiece sears human emotions and savages the viewer with its shocking imagery and plot development. Widely acclaimed as the greatest film to emerge from South Korea, the experience of OLDBOY is difficult to describe and impossible to forget.