From the creatively unparalleled world of the South Korean film industry comes Oldboy, a story of love, revenge, and madness. Director Chan-wook Park has style to spare in this story of Oh Dae-su (Min-sik Choi), a man who finds himself imprisoned inside a small hotel room. Deprived of human contact for 15 years, when he finally wakes up on a rooftop, he befriends a beautiful woman (Dae-han Ji) and goes on a suicide mission to uncover the identities of his mysterious captors. The plot twists like a beheaded cobra, leading us to a bold and shocking conclusion that will no doubt be revised when Steven Spielberg and Will Smith film their gutless American remake in the months ahead.
This movie might be the newest title in the Mixed Tape FIlm Series, but it is also one of the best. Come see the film that is destined to become a cult classic for years to come.
The movie screens on Wednesday, March 4 at 7:30 and 10 p.m. at the Carousel Luxury Cinema on 1305 Battleground Avenue.
Tickets $4 (or $2 w. college I.D.). Beer $1. Pizza $1. Gourmet Cookies $1.
Q. Is this movie based on the Japanese manga of the same name?
Q. Does that mean the movie is Japanese instead of South Korean?
A. No, it's still South Korean, just based on a Japanese funnybook.
Q. Is Oldboy one of the greatest films of this decade?
Q. How many cool kid points will I get if I go see Oldboy?
A. I don't believe in cool kid points, but to humor you, I'll say more than 100.
Q. Will magic rainbows of awesome explode from out of my skull if I see this movie?
A. I've yet to witness that happening to anybody yet, but if it could happen to someone, it would have to be while they were watching this film.
A. Is that a question?