R | | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
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.
The restaurant that Mido works in is called "Mediterranean", which is the name of the restaurant in real life, but the director originally intended for it to be called "Akira" - not as a reference to the popular Manga, but to the Japanese director Akira Kurosawa.
The TV is both a clock and a calendar. It's your school, your home, your church, your friend...
Dae-su Oh: ... and your lover. But... my lover's song is too short.
When Oh Daesu passes out after eating the octopus, you can see camera equipment reflecting in the silver platter dish as the scene zooms out.
$44,465 (Hong Kong) (15 October 2004)
$2,181,290 (USA) (20 December 2013)
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