R | | Action, Drama, Mystery
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 line on the painting of Dae Su's cell reads "Laugh and the world laughs with you. Weep and you weep alone." These are the first lines of Ella Wheeler Wilcox's famous poem, "Solitude".
Mister. Are you alright? What happened to you? Saewoon Apartments, Eung-am building 8. Take care of him.
Dae-su Oh: Thank You.
Woo-jin Lee: Not at all. Well, then. Farewell, Oh Dae Su.
Dae-su Oh: Farewell, Oh Dae Su.
The last scene at Woo-jin's penthouse, while he is getting dressed, his shirt cuffs already have cufflinks in them; in the next shot, they are missing, and he is putting them on.
Chan Park Wook stated on his solo DVD commentary that there is an edited version of Oldboy for television broadcast. It omits some of the more extreme violence and the love scene between Oh Dae Su and Mido.
$44,465 (Hong Kong) (15 October 2004)
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