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.
Based on Japanese Manga "Oldboy" by Nobuaki Minegishi and Garon Tsuchiya.
If they had told me it was going to be fifteen years, would it have been easier to endure?
In the scene when Woo-jin Lee was pulling Lee Soo-ah's hand on the bridge, there was an angle that showed Lee Soo-ah's dummy stunt double.
Prior to the DVD release, some changes to audio were made. The most prominent is the beginning, where the initial music was being extended to the production logos. Those alternations are likely to be undone in the 10th anniversary remaster, as the director Park Chan-Wook claimed to "have changed nothing from the original film."
$44,465 (Hong Kong) (15 October 2004)