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 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.
Remember this: "Be it a rock or a grain of sand, in water they sink as the same."
When Dae-su enters the room of one of his nemises, his computer screen shows information about the stock exchange. The internet address on the screen is: C:/DocumentsandSettings/[...]/#OldBoy#/[...], thus a link to a folder on the computer, rather than an internet address
Chan-wook Park stated on his solo DVD commentary that there is an edited version for television broadcast. It omits some of the more extreme violence and the love scene between Oh Dae Su and Mi-do.
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